Tag Archives: Fedora

Extending Storage for an LVM-Backed Windows Guest Domain with KVM/QEMU

Well that was significantly more painful than I had anticipated.  Here’s the quick and dirty instruction set which involves multiple tools, perhaps needlessly, since I was investigating the issue for some time: Shut down the guest domain (someone might be … Continue reading

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Linux Kernel 4.7 Memory Allocation Bug (mm/slub.c)

Just a heads up if you’re seeing unpalatable behavior with your Fedora 23 or Fedora 24 rig running any of the 4.7.* kernels:  It looks like Kernel 4.7 may have introduced a memory management bug.  It looks like the bug … Continue reading

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Fedora 24 NFSv4 Clients Spontaneously Mount Previously-Working Shares as Nobody:Nobody!

A Bug Report is Already In:  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1372136 The Quick Fix Up Front:  executing sudo dnf downgrade libnfsidmap suffices to resolve the matter until the new package version is out with the fix. Man, that was annoying.  I’m glad people are already on … Continue reading

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Virtualizing Windows 7 with Fedora 23 KVM/QEMU and IOMMU-enabled PCI Passthrough

I finally got around to whipping up the Windows 7 VM to round out and more or less complete the Engineering Walden Project’s Technical Reference Model.  Hooray! Because I had already configured my KVM/QEMU system with the proper pci-stub entries … Continue reading

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Using systemd and Logical Volume Manager Snapshot Volumes During Fedora Operating System Upgrades

With the looming end of support for Fedora 22, I thought I might write this up: I just successfully made use of this solution (based on instructions from the excellent ArchWiki) and I thought I’d provide documentation here since it’s … Continue reading

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Upgrade Notes: Fedora 22 to Fedora 23

Well, despite the relatively complexity of my home server arrangement, I am happy to report that the Fedora team has succeeded in providing a distribution that smoothly upgrades without any additional administrative intervention!  Hooray! Nonetheless, to be safe, I recommend … Continue reading

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Installing Attract-Mode on Fedora 23

Once you know the right packages to grab, it’s simple and quick! #Get the package from the developer and ready it for compilation wget https://github.com/mickelson/attract/archive/v2.0.0.tar.gz mkdir attractMode && mv attract-2.0.0.tar.gz attractMode/ cd attractMode/ #Get the required prerequisites (aside from gcc … Continue reading

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samba, libidn, and dnf

So, I encountered an interesting mystery. My system whose sole purpose in life is to run Plex Media Server (plexmediaserver-0.9.15.2.1663-7efd046.x86_64.rpm at the time this issue was encountered) somehow wound up with an utterly broken dnf package manager.  Now, I have … Continue reading

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Hardware for MAME on Linux (Fedora 23)

With the world of free and open source software ever in need of trailblazers, I thought I might write up a description of my rig as a proof of concept for anyone else seeking to run MAME on GNU/Linux (Fedora … Continue reading

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An Architectural Template: The Virtual Monastery on the Electric Mountain

This is the fruit of many years’ labor.  This project started with the idea that retreat to the wilderness in order to live simply, as Emerson and Thoreau (and countless individuals before them) endeavored to accomplish in their time, may … Continue reading

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