I live in Seattle, and the timezone settings I use in Linux are the settings for Los Angeles. I am not quite sure what happened exactly, but I would guess some update I ran broke the Los Angeles file…
I only noticed the issue when some cronjobs were firing off early.. and some posts in a forum had odd dates.
[root@server home]# date
Mon Dec 27 01:36:33 UTC 2010
Well it’s 5:36 here, and it should say PST not UTC. So 5:36+ 8hours is 1:36 UTC. The date and time is correct, there is just something wrong with the timezone.
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The first thing I recommend doing on your Linux VM server is running yum update. If you run ‘yum update’ after the installation you could see:
Kernel Panic after Yum Update – CentOS with Hyper-V Linux Integration Components, which would probably just add a few extra headaches.
Next, go to Microsoft, download and extract the Linux Integration Services package.
Next, install the Linux Integration Components:
Load the Linux Integration Components v2.1 iso into your VM.
When logged in as root, run:
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During custom compiling of applications, sometimes you will see error messages like the following:
make: depmod: Command not found
That doesn’t necessarily mean your computer doesn’t have something installed, but it could mean the program just couldn’t find it.
Here is how to fix it:
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I am runnning CentOS 5.5 in a VM on Hyper-V. I created a fresh installation. I then installed Hyper-V Linux Integration Components. After Installing them I ran yum update.
After running a “yum update”, and rebooting I received this error.
Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
During the yum update process, it updated my kernel. Kernels that are installed after Hyper-V Linux Integration Components don’t always mesh well together. Here is how I fixed my issue.
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Here is how I ran a copy of my Rackspace cloud server locally on my Hyper-V 2008 R2 Server. Why would you want to do that you ask? Well, there are many reasons. For example, I want to run all my applications in a test/staging environment before I push them live. I want to test all updates to my servers before I push them out live, testing large processes out without wasting money on CPU/bandwidth before running them live, etc. It is very nice to have a near exact copy of what you are running on rackspace cloud servers locally.
Part of the problem was I didn’t have any spare servers laying around that I could install linux and Xen on but I already had a Hyper-V server. This would allow me to run a linux VM, but how do you get a Rackspace cloud server backup running in Hyper-V.
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