Version 3 (modified by Ted Faber, 12 years ago) (diff)


Notes from Upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 from 10.04

The new VMs

Upgraded the VM instance by swapping in an Ubuntu 10.04 image (the pre-upgrade version) and installing a new 12.04 i386 install. Special things I did:

  • Used a hardware type that supports virtualization - pc2133
  • Used tb-allow-external to allow the Ubuntu install to proceed. It expects external connectivity.
    • I added the Ubunutu 10.04 image to the list of images allowed to access external hosts temporarily to do this
  • The image file itself was created using
$ qemu-img create -f qcow2 /tmp/pangolin.img 10G

To do the install on an X window I needed to log into the DETER node hosting qemu using

$ ssh -Y pc055

Once I had a bootable image, I booted it, logged in, and changed /etc/apt/sources.list to point to scratch instead of the various ubuntu and cannonical sources. After the substitutions there were 2 duplicates that I commented out.

It's important to make the configuration user something that won't need to be overwritten by experiments. I used toor, well after I remembereed this.

The defaulty /etc/resolve.conf doesn't resolve scratch, so I copied one from the host on which QEMU was running.

After this sudo apt-get update succeeds.

Ubuntu doesn't enable sshd by default. Be sure to:

$ apt-get install openssh-server

Shut down the VM and store the image on scratch

$ scp pangolin.img scratch:/var/www/benito

QEMU software

The default Ubuntu QEMU install does not support VDE, which is clearly a problem.

This is easy enough to fix using the instructions for rebuilding a debina package

  • apt-get the source for qemu-kvm and the supporting tools
  • modify debian/rules to include --enable-vde in the configure call
  • use debuild as above to make a new .deb

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