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Sage .ova file for 5.1 works, does not work for 5.2 in Oracle VM

asked 2012-08-15 17:41:56 +0200

gjm gravatar image

updated 2015-01-13 20:47:31 +0200

FrédéricC gravatar image

I just used 5.1 with Oracle VM and it works fine. The 5.2 ova file does not work. I got the 5.2 file from here:

I was unable to fine the 5.2 .ova from the main page and navigate to it. The above link was provided to me in the answers.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Am I using a beta version of 5.2? I need the log scale feature of 5.2.

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answered 2012-08-16 02:40:44 +0200

Volker Braun gravatar image

updated 2012-08-16 02:41:11 +0200

The sage-5.2.ova is the full Sage-5.2 install. The notebook in that version has a bug and passwordless login doesn't work (which is why you are probably staring at a black screen when you run it). The somewhat arcane instructions below should get you going. But since we want the virtual machine to be easy to use we are currently distributing the old version until that bug is fixed.

The notebook now asks for a admin password at the first boot. So to use this version of the VM, you need to

  1. import appliance and boot as usual,

  2. Simultaneously press Right-Ctrl F8

  3. Enter the admin password on the console running the notebook server

  4. Press Right-Ctrl F2 to get back to the browser showing the notebook.

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At what time do is press Right-Ctrl F8? Same question with Right-Ctrl F2. Thanks!

gjm gravatar imagegjm ( 2012-08-16 11:08:03 +0200 )edit

Got it, it works great.

gjm gravatar imagegjm ( 2012-08-16 11:28:31 +0200 )edit

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