I am finding this strange problem, that on booting it dont stop for options
and straight away login without asking any credentials and I guess it logs
in as user mode.
However, I wanted to install few updates, etc and hence needed the root
password. Unfortunately I forgot the root password that I would had set at
time of installation.
I did an initial search on net on how to reset the root password, however I
am not able to halt the boot grub and it dont allow me at all, I mean I
dont get any option to edit or append the boot to go in run level 1.
Kindly could any one let me know any clues that what is wrong in my
approach or my installation.
Thanks a lot in advance!
~ Best Regards, sanjeev
I propose a simple web-FAD to clean up the package maintainer's
wishlist. It shouldn't really take up more than an hour if we have a
few people working on this.
Q. What is the wishlist?
A. It's a list of packages that fedora users would like to see in the
fedora repositories. Unfortunately, the list is not well maintained and
thus, gives inaccurate information to package maintainers.
Q. Benefits of the clean up?
A. Package maintainers will benefit from a well maintained wish-list.
It's a good place to direct prospective package maintainers too, when
they're looking for packages to get started with.
Q. How much time will it take?
A. Maybe an hour and a half, two at the most.
Q. What do I need to carry?
A. A connection to the interweb, a web browser, IRC client. Optional but
recommended: Pizza, bacon, coffee, beer, $food, $music.
Q. Why APAC specific?
A. Folks from one region are more likely to be available at a certain
time. Any one interested is more than welcome to join in, as always. :)
Q. What do I need to know?
A. Reading/writing/wiki editing. Use of package manager tools, bugzilla,
packagedb. Should have FAS account to be able to edit wiki.
Q. What do I need to do?
A. Simple workflow:
- Pick up a package listed in the wishlist
- Check if it is already packaged, or if a review ticket has already
been filed on bugzilla
- Modify wiki page accordingly.
Q. What can I learn during this FAD?
A. Using yum/$package_manager; using bugzilla; package maintainers
process; meet people, get to know your community folks, above all, *have
Q. Future plans?
A. See if anyone would like to take over the responsibility of
maintaining the wish list. We could even repeat the FAD every month or
I haven't thought of a time yet. APAC folks, are you up for it? Please
reply with a date and time that is convenient to you. Sometime this
week, Wednesday/Thursday would be nice.
Please forward the e-mail to other APAC regional mailing lists. I'm
cc'ing the Join and India lists.
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A workshop on OpenStack  was conducted on Saturday, December 1,
2012 at the Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research
(SICSR) , Pune, India. Both theory and lab sessions were organized
for the students. I started the proceedings using Perry Myers's
presentation on "Introduction and Overview of OpenStack for IaaS
(Infrastructure as a Service) Clouds" for the Essex release. The
various building blocks of OpenStack with their functionality was
explained. An overall big picture of the architecture was presented to
them with illustrations.
The OpenStack Lab Guide  was then given to the participants to
setup their own OpenStack private cloud. Some of them had brought
their own laptops, while others used the Fedora machines in the labs.
We started by setting up the Keystone service, and adding users for
authentication. The Glance service was then installed, and configured.
A Fedora 17 and cirros image  were then imported into Glance. The
Nova service was then setup, and a SSH keypair was created for
The Horizon dashboard user interface was used to start a virtual
machine instance. Using ssh and the created keypair, we were able to
login to the virtual machine and use it. curl was used to test the
different REST API on the running stack. I also showed them simple
Python examples to demonstrate the OpenStack APIs. As a final
presentation for the day, I gave an introduction on libvirtd, and KVM.
Thanks to Manoj Aswani for working with me in organizing this
workshop. Thanks also to Perry Myers and Mark McLoughlin for
permission to use their presentation.
Few pictures taken during the workshop are available .
 OpenStack. http://www.openstack.org/
 Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Pune, India.
 OpenStack Essex Preview Lab Guide.
 Getting virtual machine images.
 Photos. http://www.shakthimaan.com/downloads/glv/2012/openstack-symbiosis-2012/