Yesterday I post this note, because I've an urgent issue with the filesystem in opensuse 11.4, used like VMWare guest OS, over VMware Server 2 for w2k3 64bit like a host) opensuse 11.4 Filesystem goes read-only in VMware
But, Novell have a fix published for SLES 10, with the 18.104.22.168-0.12 kernel version .
I'm using a Opensuse 11.4 with the 22.214.171.124-0.5-desktop kernel version. May be related with the LSI virtual scsi hardware?
Because exists a fix for SLES 9, 10, RedHat EL 4,5 and Ubuntu 7.10, but doesn't work in opensuse 11.4
I have double boot (windows7 and Opensuse) on my laptop.
My problem is when try to login Opensuse says Read only file system.(While booting a lot of things FAILS(written red) because of Read only file system). So i can't login.
Cause of this problem is want to reach my Opensuse filesystem from windows7.I installed Ext2fsd software to windows7.After installed software can see my opensuse filesystem.But it looks empty from windows7.So uninstalled the software.
After that day try to login my Opensuse.While booting alot of thing fails to load it says "FAILED".and when entered my password after entering my username cant login it says ..... Read Only File System.
How can i make the filesystem Read/write permissions to my opensuse operating system.
I can't use any command beceause can't login. (I will try to boot with Opensuse Dvd)
Formated new drive with ext3 on external drive on Suse 11.1 When upgraded to 11.2, drive was not connected... Could not get mounted after that... Set up another boot drive, could not get to mount. Found post with following:
Error as follows: mount: unknown filesystem type 'crypto_LUKS' Have also got to another point where superblock was incorrect. I can use terminal, but am not a linux guru... Have looked at other posts under luks, but can not find a solution.
openSuse v9.3 (Yes, it's old)linux 126.96.36.199-21.17-smp i686At some time after July 28 the entire filesystem has become read-only. It was functional on July 28, the last time I logged into the machine and edited a file. Even as the superuser when I attempt to change, say, the permissions of a file, I get:
Code: > # chmod 777 /opt chmod: changing permissions of `/opt': Read-only file system
Is it possible to install Snow Leopard 10.6.6 VMware AMD edition (which I downloaded) on VMware linux? It is under Windows 7 so I just need to know if everything of VMware linux (like Hardware Virtualization) is the same under linux as for Windows.
I've had a look at some similar threads but as I'm very new to linux they're already a bit technical for me. Sorry, this calls for someone with patience. I gather from other threads that disconnecting an external drive without unmounting is a no-no, and this seems to be the likely cause. Now the disk is read only and I'm unable to change any settings through the usual control panel on ubuntu. I'm just not familiar with the terminal instructions. I tried to cut and past a few command lines from other threads but I got some warnings that proceding could damage data. Like this one: WARNING! Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause SEVERE filesystem damage.
Currently we use an iSCSI SAN as storage for several VMware ESXi servers. I am investigating the use of an NFS target on a Linux server for additional virtual machines. I am also open to the idea of using an alternative operating system (like OpenSolaris) if it will provide significant advantages.What Linux-based filesystem favours very large contiguous files (like VMware's disk images)? Alternatively, how have people found ZFS on OpenSolaris for this kind of workload?
i am using Open Suse 11.4 as VMWare guest, I installed the Open Suse on the Guest using the Live CD and when I am trying to install vmware-tools am getting an error that its not able to find the linux-headers I have installed all other prereq's using zypper, when i try to do zypper in linux-kernel-headers am getting this error
Loading repository data... Reading installed packages... 'linux-kernel-headers' not found in package names. Trying capabilities. 'linux-glibc-devel' providing 'linux-kernel-headers' is already installed. Resolving package dependencies...
resolve this ? Is there any way i can specify the linux-glibc-devel' providing 'linux-kernel-headers' for the vmware tools so that the installation is completed successfully
I have 64bit install with CentOS release 5.3 (Final)It's been stable for about six months. What happened a while ago is really weird, I haven't messed with anything lately but the entire /home filesystem became read-only. Can't write, can't delete to anything on /home. The other filesystems are fine. I am root, and the permissions look normal. My directories and files are writable and readable.
root@atlanta [/home]# touch foo.txt touch: cannot touch `foo.txt': Read-only file system root@atlanta [/home]# ls -l
I just loaded openSUSE 11.2 64bit and can't get VMware server to install. I had it working just fine in 11.1. I installed: kernel-source, make, gcc, gcc-c++, downloaded VMware server RPM installed with Yast. opened a console went root and ran: /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl. Make aborts with the following few lines:
Prior to this had a whole rift of Warning Such as:
Unable to build the vmmon module.
In the past I followed instructions I down loaded for "swerdna" and it worked well.
I am using my OpenSuse 11.2 in VMware Workstation. I didn't do anything to it and when I open it, there is no more GUI coming up. Only command line interface came up. how can I change this back to GUI?
first of all, please excuse my bad english. We rent a dedicatet server at Strato.de.I need to install VMWare Server. Actually this should be no Problem for me. I installed the server an patch.When I run the vmware-config.pl starts the problems:
Code: Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.3.2", while you are trying to use "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3". This configuration is not recommended and VMware Server may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3" anyway? [no] I submit "y".
This is very bad even in 11.04! I have an usb disk 40 Gb. And I was loading it with data real fast (svn). At once I could no more write, Read-only file system was reported. I reckon that problem from years ago on redhat, so I try to fix it. But It became worse. It was severe damaged. I created a new filesystem while the disk was out the usb-box and directly connected to de IDE. Started all over, and the error also. Tried to repair with no luck. It looks like the journal get overrun but I'm not sure. However I do think its reproducible. I did it 3 times now and now I am very sick of it. This is happening on a updated 10:10 to 11:04 system, a few weeks ago.
I'm attempting to build a load balancing cluster for shared web hosting clients and the only thing left is security. Given the track record with some of these sites, I don't trust them being centralized. We've had rootkits on some of the other servers that replaced system binaries, mostly ssh to capture passwords. I figured the only real way to lock it down tight enough to keep this from happening is to use a live cd for the filesystem or read-only toggle USB stick. But I also need to mount a rw drive to store the clients data and config files that are bound to change.
Is this really the way to go about this? If so do I simply make a live cd iso and edit the files within to handle mounting a rw hard drive and linking data and configuration files to that drive? I've considered just leaving all the data on the physical hard disk and mounting it as ro on boot for binaries and such but can't that just be changed with the right permissions?
How do i install vmware tools on 11.2? I uninstalled the open-vmtools non-sense removed the remaining modules from it (no clean work from suse here) installed gcc, make, kernel-source and kernel-headers installed the vmware-tools rpm i started vmware-configure-tools and it says that my kernel was built with gcc 4.4.1 while i try to use version 4.4 now.(if i do a 'gcc -v' it clearly says version 4.4.1) so what ?! I said "yes" here, it tries to build the memory moudle and fails......
I'm gonna buy a 1.5 TB HDD to put there backups, videos, and stuff like that, and i was wondering what Filesystem should i put there considering that it will be used for backups (mostly) and I must count with that drive in case of something going wrong.
With the release of openSUSE 11.3 I decided to upgrade my three-year old computer which is running 11.0 and has been running out of disk for the last few months. I bought a new 500Gb HDD and installed it as the master drive, and moved my old drive to the slave. I installed 11.3 on the new drive. Too easy.Then I tried to mount my old drive so I could move my account files across. I wasn't able to mount the drive, which uses LVM (Logical Volume Manager). Is there any reason this wouldn't be recognised by 11.3?Then I tried to mount my new drive from my old system but 11.0 doesn't have support for the ext4 filesystem. I loaded the ext4dev kernel module with no joy:
I am running OpenSuSE 11.2 64bit which was upgraded from 11.1. When I moved to OS 11.2, I found out the hard way about VMWare not working. Then tried to remove it and fix it myself.
When I try to run the config script... Code: parents:~ # vmware-config.pl Unable to find the answer LIBDIR in the installer database (/etc/vmware/locations). You may want to re-install VMware Server. Execution aborted. parents:~ #
When I try to install vmware-server Code: parents:~ # rpm -i VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.x86_64.rpm package VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.x86_64 is already installed
When I try to upgrade vmware-server Code: parents:~ # rpm -U VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.x86_64.rpm package VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.x86_64 is already installed
When I try to force install vmware-server Code: parents:~ # rpm --force VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.x86_64.rpm rpm: only installation, upgrading, rmsource and rmspec may be forced
Other than rebuilding my box, how can I recover from this?
After a few tribulations, I managed to get VMWare server installed. The only problem is that it will not recognize any usb devices. I installed usb in the virtual machine using the VMWare interface and in preparation for that, I followed the instructions in the tutorial to the letter regarding fstab and the vmx file. Supposedly, at least according to Windows control panel, the usb controllers and interfaces are installed. The VMware web interface says the same thing. However, neither the Device tab on VMWare nor VMware Tools show any usb devices. The usb devices - a printer, removable drive, and magicjack - are all recognized by Linux. How can I get the virtual Windows machine to recognize the devices?
This is crucial since my major use for it is to run the magicjack which is not supported in Linux.
I just had one hell of an experience trying to get openSUSE 11.2 to run on VMware server 2.0 on a Windows XP host. I am posting some instructions on how I finally got things working.
1) Download the openSuse iso image (and add-on CD if needed)
2) Download and install the VMWare server
3) Before you try to start the server console, you will need to configure the web access to allow you to log on. go to press Start->Programs->VMware->VMWare web access->Configure Tomcat
4) on the logon tab check logon as: option
5) add your account there and set the password
6) Now in your web browser (I use firefox) access the console via: [url] [url]
7) Before you start to create a virtual machine, you will want to set up the server to have access to your iso's. The server will only allow VM's access to specific directories through "datastores". You can either move the iso images to what has been specified as the default datastore... or create another datastore that points to the where you have the iso's.
8) Now we can create our virtual machine. This is simple, just press the button and follow the prompts.
a) at some point it will ask about an CD-Rom, you will want to use your suse DVD iso image. Select the option and then navigate the datastore that contains the image. Once found click and continue.
b) Network interface has 3 choices:
Bridged - the virtual machine will appear on the network as any other computer. Allows the VM to host server applications. User needs to have control over the network to ensure DHCP requests are handled (or static IP is assigned).
NAT - VMWare server will manage a virtual router, the VM is then connected to this router. On this router, the hosts internet is used as the WAN. Users do not have to have control of the network, but will have to setup port forwarding in VMWare to host server applications
Host Only - This means that the virtual machine can only talk to the host. The only way to get networking is to have a proxy through the host machine. This is setup on the host independent of VMWare. Users do not need control of the network, but control over the host. I doubt you could host server applications though.
9) With the VM created we can start it up. We can open a window to it through the console tab of the VMWare server console. When I first started it, it was stuck looking for an OS once the console finally rendered the graphics. A reset, an F2 at the post and selecting the appropriate boot media for boot got the installation started.
10) Install Suse as you would any other suse installation. I added a separate partition for swap, but kept the rest on one big one. Others may still want to maintain the separation of home and root
11) ---- Important Error/Solution ----
Once the installation has completed many will notice that the mouse or keyboard does not work! This was the source of my biggest head-ache. Some may think it was a problem with VMWare tools... I tried that to fix that and found the tools were working properly.
Bug-buddy tells me vmware-user crash on every-time I boot up. I don't know what to do about this just pop-up without i changed anything on my machine. I saved a "crash report" on the desktop but couldn't understand what was the "problem" when I read it. Opensuse 11.3 gnome.
I am trying to install openSUSE 11.4 as a virtual machine running on VMWare Server V1.0. VMWare Server is running under WinXP 32bit.
I configured the VM with the following settings:
10GB disk 512 MB Ram
The installation starts from the DVD after inserting the disk. OpenSUSE setup appears, i do not touch the default resolution 800x600. Every thing is looking good. After setting the language, the installation process continues. Then a problem with the screen/resolution/graphical adapter appears. After a while I cannot read anything from the setup screen, everything is unreadable. I remember I had those problems already with 11.3 but I did not follow this issue an took openSUSE 11.1 instead. With 11.1 I could follow the installation instruction till the end and I got a running system.