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Alex Wallish
Alex Wallish

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DO vm image upload

How long is the vm image upload supposed to take on digital ocean? It's been in a pending state for multiple hours. Is that expected?

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Christina Gorton

Hey! There is a note in the docs about this:
"Note: DigitalOcean does not have support for Fedora CoreOS. We have to upload a custom image to your account via Ansible.
If the "Wait for fcos-{{ fcos_download_release }} to be created" task times out please check the Custom Images section on your DigitalOcean account to see if your image is still in a pending state. Wait for it to finish processing and re-run the DigitalOcean provider playbook."

Forem team who used DO mentioned for some of them it took 15mins other times it would take over an hour.
They mentioned restarting the playbook like suggested in the docs i quoted above πŸ˜„

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Alex Wallish Author • Edited

Thanks for the quick reply!

I'm waiting for that image to stop being in a pending state like the docs say, but it has been in a pending state for 4+ hours now. Not sure what to make of that.

Edit: it finally finished. I guess it was just some slowness on the DO side.

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Thanks for letting us know that it finally worked, @awallish ! Hoping the rest of your install went well, and can't wait to learn more about your Forem 😊

We encourage anyone facing this issue to contact DO about supporting Fedora CoreOS in future. We're actively advocating for it, and it never hurts to have other users cosign the request!

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Christina Gorton

Glad you got it working! Let us know if you run in to any more trouble πŸ˜„

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Alex Wallish Author

Thanks! I'm still having trouble because I can't figure out how to install Butane on my setup. I'm running on windows WSL2 Ubuntu. The getting started docs for Butane have instructions for installing with brew, docker, podman, or Fedora, none of which I'm using. I tried downloading the stand alone binary, but I'm not sure which one of the assets to download and where to go from there. Any ideas?

Let me know if I should make a new thread for this since it's a different topic.

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Christina Gorton

Good question. Let me talk to the systems team and see if I can get more info on installing Butane while using windows WSL2 Ubuntu.

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Alex Wallish Author

Hey, any update on this? I'd love to get my forem going but this is blocking me.

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Christina Gorton

Hey Alex. Sorry for the delayed response.
After talking to Systems they first wanted to mention that docs assume a local workstation of macOS or Fedora, (something we could make clearer in our docs!) and hasn't been tested on any flavor of WSL.

That said they believe you would need to use the butane-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu asset. They believe that to be the generic linux binary x86 64bit hosts. I will try to get more detail on what to do after that point.

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Christina Gorton

Thanks for the question Alex. Going to ask some of our engineers who set up Forems on DO and will try to get an answer back to you tomorrow!