VMware Workstation 9.0 – Initial Tests.. and a Fix for Kernel 3.5.2..

Just completed some basic tests with the new VMware Workstation 9.0 on my ‘test’ system (x86_64, Fedora 17)… Initial results.. Compiles and runs OK on kernel 3.4.9. Compiles OK, but causes general protection fault (with tombstone..) on kernel 3.5.2.   (scroll … Continue reading

VFAT is not LVM/RAID – and a Workaround…

Odd problem with kernel 3.6-rc3 on the Dreamplug… I had the usual /etc/fstab entry, with both the ext4 root and vfat boot devices configured, but now – despite LVM / RAID not being enabled in the kernel, the init/systemd process … Continue reading

Raspberry Pi – A Little Bit More Up-to-Date..

The Raspberry Pi repository on GitHub now has kernel 3.2.27 available, so I updated that with the 3.2.27-28 incremental patch, from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/incr/ Now, the Pi is running Fedora 17 with kernel 3.2.28.. Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) Kernel 3.2.28 on … Continue reading

Dreamplug – Right Up-to-Date with 3.6-rc3..

After all the fuss with ancient versions of Linux on the APC, I now have the very latest Linux – 3.6-rc3 – running on the Dreamplug..: Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) Kernel 3.6.0-rc3 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) rgdreamplug login: …………. … Continue reading

APC – Fixing Fedora’s Rogue Fsck…

The ‘default’ Fedora 13 system for ARM mounts the root as nfs..   To change it to the (correct) ext3, modify /etc/fstab as follows: # cat /etc/fstab /dev/mmcblk0p2          /                       ext3    defaults        1 1 /dev/mmcblk0p1          /boot                   vfat    defaults        1 0 devpts                  /dev/pts                … Continue reading

APC – Fun with Long-term Incrementals..

In a vain attempt to get the APC’s antique kernel to – at least – work with Fedora 14, I had been applying the series of ‘incremental’ 2.6.32.x patches available – amongst other places – at http://ftp.monash.edu.au/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/incr/ The kernel.org ftp … Continue reading

APC – Kernel Progression..

In the hope of getting a newer version of Fedora Linux running, I have ‘updated’ the 2.6.32.9 APC kernel to 2.6.32.27..    This was achieved by the labour-intensive method of applying all the incremental kernel patches in sequence, and manually fixing … Continue reading

APC – XFCE Desktop, using VNC..

As the currently-available source for the APC kernel does not include the necessary drivers for video output to a monitor (amongst other things..) but does include network drivers (Via Velocity..) it seemed logical that I could adopt the same approach … Continue reading