X10SDV-4C+-TLN4F: Fedora 29 Server install error

Discussion in 'Processors and Motherboards' started by awedio, Jan 11, 2019 at 9:03 PM.

  1. awedio

    awedio Member

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    This motherboard will NOT play nice with Fedora 29. See attached pic for where the install gets stuck.

    Even tried 28, 27, 26 & Ubuntu 18.10...same issue.

    If the o/s kernel is 4.x, the install will fail, if the kernel is 3.x, the install will work (Centos 7.6, RHEL 7.6 both install fine)

    SuperMicro is "advising" the use of Fedora 23-25 or Ubuntu 18.04

    Anyone know how to "solve" this issue?
     

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    My first guess would be graphics related maybe something to do with the Server Board IPMI/Graphics not playing nice, do you have any PCIe vid cards to test with?
     
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  3. awedio

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    Yes, I do have PCIe video cards that I can try.
    Let's say that "fixes" the problem...what's next?
     
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  4. awedio

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    @DaSaint Even w PCIe video card, the install hangs in the same place.
     
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    I have a similar X10SDV-4C+-TP4F, running Fedora 28 with no problems.

    My setup boots in BIOS mode from an MBR partitioned SATA SSD. Yours looks like grub is loading the kernel and initramfs, but not switching to the real root filesystem. What kind of device is your root filesystem installed on?
     
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    So the system hangs trying to boot from the install media? You never got as far as the anaconda installer?

    I wonder if the kernel is having trouble reading the install media for some reason. My memory is hazy, but I seem to recall that I did my install with an external USB CD-ROM.
     
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  8. awedio

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    Yes & I never get to the Anaconda installer screen.
    O/s's (RHEL 7.6, CentOS 18.10) with kernel 3.x install fine.
    Kernel 4.x (Fedora 26,27, 28, 29, Ubuntu 18.10) will not install.

    I've tried USB stick, straight iso's via IPMI fileshare, netinstalls, full dvd etc...always same error
     
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  9. awedio

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    @rivet How long ago did you do your F28 install?
     
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    I assume this was all created at the Anaconda install screen segment?
     
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    My install was done last July 7.

    Looking through my anaconda-ks.cfg, there's no partition definitions, so I must have made them beforehand with a live CD. It looks like I used the Fedora Server "netinst" install media.

    You've tested everything I can think of, so I'm out of ideas at this point. It's interesting that Supermicro suggests Ubuntu 18.04, that has a 4.x kernel doesn't it?
     
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    What live CD did you use to make partitions?
    Can you tell me what your partition setup looks like?
     
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    I looked at some of my other Fedora installs, and I don't see any partitions in their anaconda-ks.cfg, so that might be a red herring. If I did use a live CD, it was probably GRML.

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 59.6 GiB, 64023257088 bytes, 125045424 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0xf0fe85d3
    
    Device     Boot    Start       End  Sectors  Size Id Type
    /dev/sda1           2048   1953791  1951744  953M 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2        1953792  41015295 39061504 18.6G 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3  *    41015296  42014719   999424  488M  6 FAT16
    /dev/sda4       42014720 125044735 83030016 39.6G  5 Extended
    /dev/sda5       42016768  57640959 15624192  7.5G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    [bzgpph@vs01 ~]$ sudo lsblk
    NAME        MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE  MOUNTPOINT
    sda           8:0    0  59.6G  0 disk
    ├─sda1        8:1    0   953M  0 part  /boot
    ├─sda2        8:2    0  18.6G  0 part  /
    ├─sda3        8:3    0   488M  0 part  /boot/efi
    ├─sda4        8:4    0     1K  0 part
    └─sda5        8:5    0   7.5G  0 part  [SWAP]
     
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    It's a long shot, but you might try unplugging all storage devices from the motherboard and boot from a Fedora installer USB stick. Obviously, you wouldn't be able to complete an install, but if the installer starts properly, it might point at some sort of hardware conflict.

    I'm not using an M.2 device, my /dev/sda is a Supermicro 64 GB SATA DOM plugged into a yellow SATA port.
     
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    I'll try that, I do have a SM 64g SATADOM
     
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    Just booting from the USB (all storage devices are now disconnected)
    I get one line past my previous error point.

    Starting Switch Root...
    "A start job is running for udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization (5s / 3min)"

    That's as far as it gets!
     
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    That sucks. Maybe your board does have a hardware issue. Weird that it only shows up with a 4.x kernel.
     
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    Even SM can't get any o/s with 4.x kernel to install!!
     
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  19. awedio

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    There is definitely something wrong with this mb.
    I have an X10SDV-6C...Fedora 29 installs with no errors!
     
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    This is interesting.... A security fix in 4.16.4 sometimes results in boot hangs, because the kernel is waiting for enough "randomness" for crypto purposes.

    Common F28 bugs - Fedora Project Wiki
     
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