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3. Importing the Avalon VM Image

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The OVA file currently contains release 6.3.1. This will be updated to the newly released version 6.3.2 in the immediate future.


Each virtualization product has different methods for using a VM appliance.  The tested methods are below.  If you use a product which is not listed, please contact us with usage instructions and we will add them here.

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  • When the VM starts there is a 3 second countdown before the boot begins.  Press the spacebar during this countdown to get the boot menu.
  • Edit the boot entry and boot
    • Press the 'e' key to edit the first boot entry
    • Use the down arrow to highlight the line beginning with 'kernel' and press 'e'.
    • Add " init=/bin/bash" to the line, making sure there is leading space separating it from the the end of the existing command line.
    • Press 'enter' to go back to the root/kernel/initd selection screen
    • press 'b' to boot
  • The system will boot to a root shell
  • Change the password.

    Code Block
    mount -o remount,rw /
    passwd root
    mount -o remount,ro /
  • A hard reboot of the VM is required to restart the system.

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Known Issues

Known Issues - a list of bugs, workarounds, and cautions.

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  • (warning) Sometimes when using the dropbox a duplicate processing job appears in matterhorn and the first one will fail during distribute-hls.  The second one processes normally.
(info) information(question) oddity, potential todo item(plus) todo item(minus) issue w/o workaround(warning) issue with workaround

 

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