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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Problems with Openstack

Dear All,

Like I had announced earlier about me interning with Openstack as part of the Outreach instantiated by the Freedom Software Conservancy. I have been running into lot of problems with the setup itself for the internship. This happened after I received the first payment from Openstack. Here is the list of problems that I have had so far.

I installed and ran stack.sh almost twice on one machine, Dell Inspiron. That conked.

I was living alone when this was happening. I bought a second machine and tried installing Ubuntu again. Read about it here.

Then the second machine conked after all the efforts. So I gave up.

Now, the first machine, my old Dell Inspiron was somewhat working. I git cloned and tried working on a patch after that. Just before I submitted a patch, the old machine gave up. I had to remember that I was one of the eleven directors of Python Software Foundation. I decided that I could not handle being a volunteer director, then a teacher and after be an intern with Openstack.

I finished my teaching responsibilities working during day and trying to work on patches in the night.

Finally, I think my mind and body could not handle the stress of it all. I fell sick. No one around still.

I recently gave up my volunteer Directors role. I have already finished teaching responsibilities.

I got well somehow and after my mother did one thing. She went and put all my things and took it to herself to her house.

I had to restart the whole process again. I had to restart the internet connection at my mother's place again. Can someone advise my mother, and brother to stop yelling at my work? They keep fighting all the time.

More determined than ever, I started with more zeal and enthusiasm to finish the outreach program. My touch pad for Ubuntu gave up this time. I went to Shivajinagar to get the laptop repaired and at the same time, get the other laptop repaired. They sent me to Dell Exclusive Store near Indiranagar 100 ft Road. I went there, my touch pad was working. and windows installation was also working. They did some workarounds, I think and fixed the problems there.

I came home. Ubuntu on my old machine is not working. I dare not install Ubuntu as it wipes out the entire windows installation like the last time I tried installation.

I installed Oracle virtual box and then installed Ubuntu within the virtual environment,

This time, the devstack is not working at all. I have tried around eight times to be precise to get stack.sh to get up and keep running. Nothing is working so far.

I hope my mentors, Rodrigo Duarte Sousa and Raildo will be happy to help me out of this situation.

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