Since upgrading to Fedora 33, I am having some problems accessing files
on NFS shares. I should say first that, immediately after the upgrade,
the shares would not mount at all. I was getting the error:
mount.nfs4: Operation not permitted when mounting NFS device
even when attempting to mount manually. Eventually, I found some info
online that suggested mounting manually as root, which created some
symlink or other. After that, the shares would mount automatically at boot.
However, now, as I said, I have problems accessing files on said shares.
The directory ~/files/ is an NFS mount from a server running CentOS 7.
My LyX user directory is at ~/files/config/lyx/ (symlinked from
~/.lyx/). LyX refuses to start, blocking at a call to
lockf(fd, F_LOCK, 0) at support/filetools.cpp, during startup. (I
believe that fd here points at a file on the NFS share.) I can
successfully start LyX via:
lyx -userdir ~/tmp/lyx
say. I can then restart LyX with the same command and all is well. I can
also start it with
lyx -userdir ~/files/lyxnew/
where that is a *non-existent* directory on the NFS share. In that case,
LyX goes through its configuration process and starts normally. However,
if I then attempt to run that same command again, LyX does not start.
Also, if ~/files/lyxnew/ does exist, then LyX will not start, even if it
I am seeing a similar problem with Libre Office. I can starti fine, but
if I then attempt to open a file from ~/files/, Libre Office freezes. It
does not matter when it is ODT or ODS, say. I have not seen the problem
in other programs, but I only upgraded yesterday.
I am guessing that there is something wrong with the NFS configuration.
But I did not change anything myself.
How do I sync rpm packages with another computer?
I have a list of the remote's rpms generated with "rpm -qa".
I expect to have to modify a couple of packages in the list due to
hardware dependent rpms like xorg.
Otherwise it should be a simple matter of downloading the rpms from the
edited list and then installing them.
Or is there already a script for this?
I am not sure that it is the right list to post it, but
there is a development version of xournalpp 1.1
which is not available in fedora
Is there a chance to have it soon?
Actually, I have not been able to get the sources.
Patrick DUPRÉ | | email: pdupre(a)gmx.com
Laboratoire interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne
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I am deploying VMs via kickstart files, so the process can be
Right now I'm stuck with Fedora 33.
The following command works completely fine on F32, F31 and so on, but not F33.
Can you please help me fix it?
--connect qemu:///system \
--network bridge:virbr0 \
--initrd-inject /var/local/minimal.ks \
--name test_name_3 \
--disk /VMs/test_name_3.qcow2,size=10,format=qcow2 \
--memory 2048 \
--hvm --vcpus=2 --check-cpu --accelerate \
--graphics none \
--extra-args 'ks=file:/minimal.ks console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200'
Just change the URL to point to F33 repo. It will fail, after the
whole installation is complete and the VM should start one last time,
with following error:
Failed to start Switch Root.
Failed to switch root: Specified switch root path '/sysroot' does
not seem to be an OS tree. os-release file is missing.
I checked that the file "/etc/os-release" is in place and populated.
I uploaded the used Kickstarter file, as well as some logs here:
I also tried to force installation with EXT4 partitions (instead of
F33 default BTRFS), but it hasn't made any difference.
Nothing else in
suspicous to me.
I am using an F32 host.
Core Services - Databases Team
I'm running F33 with Cinnamon/German nodeadkeys keyboard layout.
Having the problem that after each reboot the keyboad layout switches to
Workaround (not permanent; valid until next reboot): "loadkeys de" in
some console windowd (Ctrl Fx ...)
Anybody sees a solution for this problem?
Fedora release 33 (Thirty Three)
Joachim Backes <joachim.backes(a)rhrk.uni-kl.de>
I have cloned my original root LVM, and then migrated to the newer thin
LVMs using partclone.
Both backup and restore went off without causing any problems.
But when I am now trying to boot into my system, it asks for the encryption
LUKS passphrase but after that I am getting:
dracut-initqueue: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout -
starting timeout scripts
I have not changed anything. Even my logical volume name is the same as
These are the backup and restore commands that I have used from the Fedora
(Creating the backup)
# partclone.ext4 -c -s /dev/vgfedora/fedora | gzip -c --best >
(Restoring the backup)
# gzip -c -d /run/media/externalhdd/fedora.tar.gz | partclone.ext4
-r -o /dev/vgfedora/fedora
These commands were run as root from Fedora live environment and prior to
taking my backup I had set my logical volume to read-only via:
# lvchange -pr vgfedora/fedora
This is my current volume group and logical volumes:
LV VG Attr LSize Pool Origin Data% Meta% Move Log
fedora vgfedora Vwi-a-tz-- 700.00g pool00 16.61
pool00 vgfedora twi-aotz-- 929.75g 12.50 16.61
VG #PV #LV #SN Attr VSize VFree
vgfedora 1 2 0 wz--n- 929.99g 8.00m
This is my /etc/fstab:
/dev/mapper/vgfedora-fedora / ext4
defaults,x-systemd.device-timeout=0 1 1
UUID=4d112d8e-080d-44f2-8962-9c13f20a7885 /boot ext4
defaults 1 2
UUID=041A-E511 /boot/efi vfat
defaults,uid=0,gid=0,umask=077,shortname=winnt 0 2
/fedora.swap none swap defaults 0 2
I have not changed the /etc/fstab after the migration since nothing has
/dev/mapper/vgfedora-fedora still exists. The only difference is that it is
a thin LVM volume.
This is my GRUB_CMDLINE:
The UUID of the LUKS encryption is still the same, as I can confirm from
# ll /dev/disk/by-uuid/
# lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 10 Nov 24 03:38
2ec7f1ae-6f9b-4896-a7b2-be7809e9d2f4 -> ../../sda3
I don't know what else I have to change, or what is going wrong. Grub is
asking for the password for LUKS and is setting up the encrypted partition,
but after that nothing happens.
I guess it is not able to load the root logical volume.
Do I have to re-generate my initramfs ? I didn't think that would be
necessary since the LVM thin tools were already installed.
Please let me know if any other info is required from my side.
Need some help as I am unable to use my laptop.
I am confused about whether I should use TRIM or DISCARD on my laptop.
I use LVM on top of LUKS and I do make frequent use of snapshots. Merging
them to my root volume.
I have a regular HDD and not a SSD.
Will enabling TRIM and DISCARD help me?
If so, how do I do that ? I have already tried enabling:
in /etc/lvm/lvm.conf and then dracut -f
But fstrim -v / still fails with :
fstrim: /: the discard operation is not supported
So how do I enable it in Fedora32 ?
In a new install of Fedora-33 desktop I have no sound. I have fiddled
with the problem for several days to no avail so I guess I need to ask
PA Volume appears to get an input but i see no output ...
The system had sound with the previous install which was removed when
anaconda did the present install. Any ideas, suggestions, whatever? Bob
Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
FEDORA-32/64bit LINUX XFCE Fastmail POP3
I use LVM on top of LUKS.
My entire root file system is on a logical volume. I have no seperate home
or swap partitions.
I would like to know how can I clone this logical volume to my external
I have seen commands like :
dd if=/dev/vg/root_lv of=/mnt/exthdd bs=64k conv=noerror,sync
I have a couple of questions about this:
1) Why use noerror and sync?
noerror might give me a corrupted image and sync is just going to increase
the size of my image with padding.
Why use them?
2) What is rationale behind block size?
Will using 4M block size instead of 64K give me a different image? I need
my image to be an EXACT COPY.
Need your help.
I wanted to remove all LibreOffice components so I tried the following
sudo dnf remove -y @libreoffice
This resulted in:
No packages marked for removal.
This was strange since the group had no packages in it.
Why is that ?
Just to confirm I installed the LibreOffice group once again via:
sudo dnf install -y @libreoffice
And that resulted in:
Why is there a blank group of LibreOffice ?
Why aren't the required packages in it ?