[Server-devel] F9 XS - Take it for a spin...

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 01:22:05 EDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 5:47 PM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> with some caveats... this is a developer preview, lots of things are
> b0rken, but still...

some caveats, but now most stuff works. Wohoo! Updated instructions...

  - download all 759MB of iso here

  - Burn it to a DVD (see notes below on using USB sticks)

  - Install it on a new machine - use the kickstart-driven default menu option

  - After install
    1 - login as root
    2 - do the 'domain_config' dance...

  - If you have 2 NICs and F9 got them the wrong way around, just
 invoke xs-swapnics and reboot

Other installation notes...

- Upgrades:
  -> Use the text mode install if you want to upgrade - there's a bug
in anaconda's GUI...
  -> append 'upgradeany' to the kernel commandline

  - From a USB device! Ah, well, mildly annoying -
   - grab mkusbinstall from here
   - use it like you'd use livecd-iso-to-disk
   - Anaconda will fail to kind the ks file - fix the path to be
 'hd:sdb1:/ks.cfg' - assuming your USB disk is mounted as sdb1. It may
 require waiting a few seconds until sdb1 is mounted.
   - Anaconda will need to be told where the ISO is. Pick Hard Drive
 install, sdb1, and the path is 'iso'

What's not there yet

  - fakechroot doesn't play well with rsync. Waiting on upstream to nod
 at the patches, though they look good to me, and we do have an RPM for

  - ejabberd is the wrong version - got to fix that.


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