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Old 03-20-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Fedora 15 alpha wont install inside VirtualBox 4.0.4


I am attempting to install Fedora 15 alpha in a virtual machine on Virtual Box 4.0.4 from Oracle
uname -r returns this:[Gary@Fedora13 ~]$ uname -r 2.6.34.8-68.fc13.i686
This is a machine I built myself, 3.3g dual core processor and 6gigs of memory and two terabytes HD space.

I've already installed Ubuntu 10.10 in a VM on this PC without any problems. BTW I tried to install Windows XP in a VM and it always says no bootable medium found, not so worried about that now unless there's a quick fix.

The Fedora disk starts install routine like normal - example vmlinuz.............. and initrd.img................ and then several things flash by on the screen. It always hangs on this - [ 2.7168291] [<c040377e>] ? kernel_thread_helper+0x6/0x10

One error message I received complained about permanently enabling I/O cache for the disk controller (I believe) but I did that and the error message hasn't returned.

Not sure what other diagnostic info might be needed but any help is appreciated

Gary
 
Old 03-20-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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gelam hi
I do not mean to sound rude or something
BUT

If you do not already KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS ALL ON YOUR OWN .
Then WHY the "bleep" are you using fedora 15 ALPHA !!!!!
Fedora 15 TESTING ONLY ALPHA is for TESTING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


fedora 15 is NOT EVEN FINISHED YET !!!
it might not even install normally on most hardware YET !!!!

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Old 03-21-2011, 06:24 PM   #3
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Well JohnVV,

I'd hate to see when you do intend to be rude or mean; If you must know I have used Fedora 13 since it came out and like it quite well. It is my day to day computer at home. I have a second PC that I loaded 14 on when it came out just to see what I thought of it. It didn't excite me enough to do a pre upgrade on my system and I loaded Ubuntu 10.10 just recently on that computer instead.

When I saw that Fedora 15 alpha had been released I had just installed the Virtual Box on Fedora 13 and thought that would be the easiest way to give 15 a test drive as it were. If I wasn't impressed, just blow it out right?

Does that sound BLEEPIN REASONABLE to you?

Have a nice day................

By the way I do know the difference between alpha, beta and final releases. Amazingly, I know that the beta release is scheduled for April and the final release is on or around May 17th or so. Wow!
 
Old 03-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #4
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Did you test the download of the iso?

VM's tend to be very good for this testing.


Did you install a 64 bit OS and the proper virtualbox 64 bit? Does your system fully support VM's both on motherboard chipset and with bios settings?

John VV is normally pretty nice I thought.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #5
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No I didn't check the ISO other than to throw the DVD in another machine and boot to it as if installing there and it went through the steps as it normally would no errors. I didn't go through complete install but it got much, much farther than in the VM. But to look at the checksum (I guess thats what you're referring to) I haven't yet.

It is a 32bit system by the way and I'm not sure how to verify motherboard/bios support for VM's. The motherboard is an MSI 785G-E53 I purchased last November or so with an AMD X2 560 dual core.

I wouldn't normally have responded to John the way I did, I've had an exceptionally bad day. Perhaps I owe him an apology.....

Thanks for your help
 
Old 03-21-2011, 09:34 PM   #6
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so 15 alpha dose not install on a VM yet nor on a standard install on your hardware

write a bug report and submit it
that is what a alpha testing if for.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 09:58 PM   #7
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I don't know that it wouldn't install on normal hardware, only did that to see if install routine hung in the same place. It did not - it went much farther than in the VM. I stopped before it made any permanent changes to the Ubuntu machine.....
 
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dose the CURRENT stable release
Fedora 14 install
 
Old 03-22-2011, 05:55 PM   #9
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Current release (redownloaded this morning just in case) installs in VM without a hitch................
 
Old 03-22-2011, 10:15 PM   #10
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Installing on another system isn't proof the disk is OK.

Test the disk/iso. Best to use the iso to load the OS too.
 
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Quote:
Current release (redownloaded this morning just in case)
by that do you mean the CURRENT official release Fedora 14
or the TESTING ONLY - fedora rawhide
 
Old 03-24-2011, 05:28 PM   #12
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Official release.....
 
Old 03-24-2011, 05:54 PM   #13
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From the page (fedoraproject.org/get-fedora) where I downloaded the 15 Alpha there is a link to "verify the download". Following the instructions on that page I get this output:
[Gary@Fedora13 Downloads]$ gpg --verify *-CHECKSUM
gpg: Signature made Tue 26 Oct 2010 07:04:45 PM EDT using RSA key ID 97A1071F
gpg: Good signature from "Fedora (14) <fedora@fedoraproject.org>"
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: 235C 2936 B4B7 0E61 B373 A020 421C ADDB 97A1 071F
[Gary@Fedora13 Downloads]$ sha256sum -c *-CHECKSUM
Fedora-14-i686-Live-Desktop.iso: OK
[Gary@Fedora13 Downloads]$

I noticed the checksum file was called Fedora-14-i386-CHECKSUM but this is from the list of checksum files that the link takes me to. They are not separated by Fedora version but i386 install DVD, i686 live disk etc. Since both my .iso (for 14 and 15) are in the same download directory, I moved 15 alpha and the checksum file to a directory all by themselves. That produced this output:
[Gary@Fedora13 Temp]$ gpg --verify *-CHECKSUM
gpg: Signature made Tue 26 Oct 2010 06:55:10 PM EDT using RSA key ID 97A1071F
gpg: Good signature from "Fedora (14) <fedora@fedoraproject.org>"
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: 235C 2936 B4B7 0E61 B373 A020 421C ADDB 97A1 071F
[Gary@Fedora13 Temp]$ sha256sum -c *-CHECKSUM
sha256sum: Fedora-14-i386-DVD.iso: No such file or directory
Fedora-14-i386-DVD.iso: FAILED open or read
sha256sum: Fedora-14-i386-disc1.iso: No such file or directory
Fedora-14-i386-disc1.iso: FAILED open or read
sha256sum: Fedora-14-i386-disc2.iso: No such file or directory
Fedora-14-i386-disc2.iso: FAILED open or read
sha256sum: Fedora-14-i386-disc3.iso: No such file or directory
Fedora-14-i386-disc3.iso: FAILED open or read
sha256sum: Fedora-14-i386-disc4.iso: No such file or directory
Fedora-14-i386-disc4.iso: FAILED open or read
sha256sum: Fedora-14-i386-disc5.iso: No such file or directory
Fedora-14-i386-disc5.iso: FAILED open or read
sha256sum: Fedora-14-i386-netinst.iso: No such file or directory
Fedora-14-i386-netinst.iso: FAILED open or read
sha256sum: WARNING: 7 of 7 listed files could not be read

Not sure where to get or if there is a separate checksum file for the 15 alpha, doesn't seem to be on Fedora's verify page....

Thanks

Gary
 
Old 03-24-2011, 09:25 PM   #14
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Actually I had to test this just to be sure. You boot to the iso and when you see the 10 second count down press the space bar. It offers a way to test disk.


Most distro's offer one of a few ways to test the download and iso.

Fedora usually offers a shal number and you take a program to compare what is posted at that site and what your program spits out. Another is booting to the disk and run it's built in check disk.

Find some download mirror for what you downloaded and run the shal program to see if it matches. For example

Fedora-15-Alpha-i686-Live-CHECKSUM is a small file for that download.

See this for how to test. https://fedoraproject.org/en/verify

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Old 04-13-2011, 08:58 PM   #15
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@ Jefro

Sorry I seemingly let this issue drop, I actually redownloaded the ISO and got it to install. The alpha seems to have known issues however so I'm marking this solved and I'll either wait for beta or probably final release.

Thanks for your help

Gary
 
  


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