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Adeau, the H

The H has closed down. I liked this site and was a weekly visitor to it. I especially liked it’s concise open source news roundup. According to the publishers: Although The H has produced many widely read stories, it has not been possible to effectively monetise that traffic to produce a working business model. Because of this, after four and a half years as The H and six years online, The H is, sadly, closing its doors. We thank all our readers for their deep interest and engagement. Work is taking place to create an archive to ensure that the

Using FedUp to Update an EFI Boot Stub System to Fedora 19

FedUp (FEDora UPgrader) is the new tool for upgrading existing Fedora installs in Fedora 18 and above releases. It replaces all the previously recommended upgrade methods, i.e. PreUpgrade, DVD, USB, etc., that were available in previous Fedora releases. By the way, the Anaconda installer was totally redesigned for Fedora 18 and no longer has built-in upgrade functionality in Fedora 18 or later releases. Such functionality was delegated to FedUp. In this post, I demonstrate how to use FedUp to upgrade an EFI Boot Stub (EFISTUB) Fedora 18 system to an EFI Boot Stub Fedora 19 system. The EFI Boot Stub

Fedora 19 Released Today. Includes OpenLMI

Fedora 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat) was released today. Probably the most significant change from a system management point of view was the inclusion of OpenLMI as a replacement for many of the system-config-* utilities. OpenLMI is intended to be a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems. Capabilities include configuration, management and monitoring of hardware, operating systems, and system services. It includes a set of services that can be accessed both locally and remotely, multiple language bindings, standard APIs, and standard scripting interfaces. I am not sure what actual real world problem OpenLMI is trying to resolve but, just like

Fedora FedUp Does Not Sync Distribution

Fedora FedUp is an excellent tool for upgrading your Fedora system. However you should be aware that it does not currently synchronize your system with the Fedora distribution that you upgraded to. To do that, you need to execute the following command after you finish FedUp-ing your system. # yum distro-sync From the yum man page: distribution-synchronization or distro-sync Synchronizes the installed package set with the latest packages available, this is done by either obsoleting, upgrading or downgrading as appropriate. This will “normally” do the same thing as the upgrade command however if you have the package FOO installed at

Booting Fedora 19 Using EFI Boot Stub

This post assumes that you are familiar with EFISTUB-booting a Linux Kernel and you have access to an EFI shell on your system. If not, see my blog posts on Musings of an OS Plumber for more information on EFI booting Linux systems. Here is a suitable EFI script for the Fedora 19 GA kernel: $ cat f19.nsh vmlinuz-3.9.6-301.fc19.efi root=UUID=1d3092fc-265e-4860-a609-d6a16c1a6458 rd.lvm=0 rd.dm=0 KEYTABLE=us SYSFONT=True rd.md=0 rd.luks=0 ro LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rhgb quiet initrd=.initramfs-3.9.6-301.fc19.x86_64.img You will have to replace the above root filesystem UUID with the UUID of your root filesystem. It also assumes that you are not using a Logical Volume Manager