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tle

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[NEWS] Fedora 34 Beta is out
« on: March 24, 2021, 07:41:01 pm »
Perfect timing! GNOME 40 is finally announced. Fedora 34 Beta is the perfect test bench distro for that. Please give it a go on ppc64le and file bug reports if you happen to find any

URL: https://alt.fedoraproject.org/prerelease/index.html
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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 Beta is out
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 09:09:28 pm »
Well, as long as they haven't removed Xorg.

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 Beta is out
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 10:39:08 pm »
Is it a valid test to run it as a VM?

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 Beta is out
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2021, 10:46:27 pm »
I guess it is valid though I reckon you should test it on the host to see if KVM QEMU works or not. For me, it does not work, the VM refuses to start SLOF and QEMU returns with an ambiguous error “cannot connect to monitor”.
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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 Beta is out
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2021, 10:54:52 am »
I guess it is valid though I reckon you should test it on the host to see if KVM QEMU works or not. For me, it does not work, the VM refuses to start SLOF and QEMU returns with an ambiguous error “cannot connect to monitor”.

Ok, I have some 60GB not in use that I can install it and give it a try.

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 Beta is out
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 08:35:56 am »
I guess it is valid though I reckon you should test it on the host to see if KVM QEMU works or not. For me, it does not work, the VM refuses to start SLOF and QEMU returns with an ambiguous error “cannot connect to monitor”.
I've tried to install using an USB stick but there is no option to use the free space I have in a disk and create a boot partition there for F34. I can only use an entire disk to install.

Am I missing something? I've already installed some OS in this "free" area I have.

Thanks

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 Beta is out
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 10:09:28 am »
Would you mind taking a video of the installer's partition screen that you are seeing?
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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 Beta is out
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2021, 10:50:09 am »
Would you mind taking a video of the installer's partition screen that you are seeing?
Hi tle,

I've managed to install it. Afterwards I've installed Plasma KDE and KVM. Kernel is 5.11.10-300.fc34.ppc64le

I've downloaded Debian 10 and sucessfully created a VM. Note that I use the BMC HDMI output (Blackbird) and not a video card, which I suspect is your case.

In general, I've experienced some instabilities.

If I keep updating it, should it automatically get to the stable version (GA) anounced for April the 20th, the official launch of F34?

Will I be able to update my current F33 to F34? Besides the resolution issue that requires setting Xorg to get to 1920x1080 (my setup), there are other things I customized plus applications I've installed. In short, if I have to reinstall everything I'll consider switching to another OS because Fedora life cycle is really short. If I can just upgrade, like I did from F32 to F33, I'll keep it.

Another question maybe you know how: after installing F34 my grub boot order defaulted to F34. I've googled it and edited /etc/default/grub and set GRUB DEFAULT to 8 (this is the 9th entry pointing to the latest kernel with F33) instead of "saved" (was there before) but it did not work, F34 remained the default boot.

Best/Thanks
« Last Edit: April 01, 2021, 11:19:12 am by cchinicz »

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 Beta is out
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2021, 08:35:59 am »
If you want to change the default boot order, you could use grubby.

Like:
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grubby --set-default /boot/vmlinuz-5.x.x.fc33.ppc64le

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 Beta is out
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2021, 12:42:44 pm »
If you want to change the default boot order, you could use grubby.

Like:
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grubby --set-default /boot/vmlinuz-5.x.x.fc33.ppc64le

Thank you MPC7500.