Friday, April 22, 2016

Upgrade: Ubuntu 14.04 To Ubuntu 16.04

Hi Reese

From :


It took me 6-8 hours to finish the upgrade. It's a very slow connection today, of all 
days.

Xenial is looking sharp and beautiful.

I did not encounter any problems with the upgrade. I'm downloading the image
through the torrents. I figure I should help out with the others who are downloading
a fresh ubuntu.



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Monday, April 18, 2016

Part 2 - From Fedora 23 To Ubuntu 14.04 lts



Hi Reese

I followed some tutorials for creating RAID and filesystem then mounting
the RAID disks to an existing installation of linux. I checked the configuration
files for mdadm and fstab. I found nothing or so I thought.

I printed out results for fdisk and raid scan. It turns out I had copied the
wrong UUID for the RAID in my fstab file.

Didn't know that you can create a RAID level 5 with just two disks though.
Of course for practical purposes it's not RAID 5 but a RAID 1, two disks
mirroring each other because the parity are on two disks. I'm adding another
disk further on - maybe a spare disk later after that.


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From Fedora 23 To Ubuntu 14.04 lts

Hi Reese

My project took me from using Fedora 23 to being unable to boot 
my PC to reinstalling the operating system to finally using 
Ubuntu 14.04 like a lifeboat. 

I was working on converting an old RAID 0 set up to a more 
robust RAID 5. RAID 5 will give me a chance to swap a replacement
hard drive for a failing one without, I had hoped, losing uptime
and data. After booting on a live cd to prepare the devices and
create the RAID, I tried to boot Fedora. No go. It kept shoving me
to "rescue mode". Uh-oh. I checked the RAID and it's clean and 
active. There's nothing wrong with the RAID or the conversion .
I checked the configuration files for mdadm and fstab. I don't
see anything odd. This is when I spent a lot of time googling. None
of the fixes I read worked.  
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