Because Anaconda doesn't support my usual partitioning scheme (root on Btrfs in LVM in LUKS in LVM in GPT, /boot on Btrfs, etc.), I created the entire layout manually and tried to install Fedora using dnf. The same layout works perfectly fine in ArchLinux.
I basically followed this howto, with adjustments for s/yum/dnf/ and for EFI/GPT: http://dustymabe.com/2014/05/29/manual-linux-installs-with-funky-storage-...
The initial filesystem installation (dnf install -y --releasever=23 --installroot=/mnt/sysimage filesystem) already got a few glitches of this form:
Non-fatal POSTIN scriptlet failure in rpm package filesystem
This^^^ happened to roughly half of the installed packages. I tried to proceed with the rest (i.e., to install @core @standard kernel grub2 grub2-efi sihm grub2-tools), but it failed with scriptlet errors that prevented a few key packages from getting installed at all:
error: %prein(selinux-policy-targeted-3.13.1-157.fc23.noarch) scriptlet failed, exit status 126
Error in PREIN scriptlet in rpm package selinux-policy-targeted
Packages with those errors are reported as failed after the verify step. What I tried next:
* setenforce 0
* upgrading the installation environment and/or the sysimage with dnf and rpm from rawhide
* --releasever=22 instead of 23
* ...and checking for a few other common points with this bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1270663
* a plain sysimage directory with no predefined Btrfs subvolumes in it
* unmounting, remounting, checking that everything has seclabel on, no weirdness in dmesg, etc.
Well, nothing of the above helped; the error is still the same.
How can I diagnose this? Where can I dig out the exact reason why the scriptlets are failing?
Provided that Anaconda actually does some steps that I'm missing and can carry out the installation correctly, is there a way to *force* it to just accept whatever is mounted into /mnt/sysimage at the moment, without trying to make sense of it? I'm pretty sure dracut can handle my partition layout just fine, so the entire issue here is about getting the basic installation done somehow.
Theoretically I could create a simple-and-stupid layout that Anaconda can handle, proceed with the installation and reshuffle the partitions afterwards, but that's sooo cumbersome that I thought I'd first ask whether someone knows a workaround to the scriptlet problems.
my computer boot only in emergency mode ...
Looking the journalctl (command journalctl -xb), I found (in thejournalctl
) these lines in red color :
ATA2:00: link is slow to respond....
ATA200: SRST failed (erro 16)
That seem indicate that it is a problem to access the HDs..
I found a possible solution to the problem in this post:
There is wrote that :...the problem can depend by the physic set up of the
HD (as "master", "slave", "single drive", ...): this set up can be done by
changing the position of a jumper on the HD...
I know that, in the past time, the HDs had to be set physically in this
way.., but recently I never heart anymore that the modern HD need this
So actually I don't care anymore of the configuration of the HDs
(my HD is Toshiba 1 TB that I bought few mounts ago).
I would like to have a confirmation that what I read in the post is only an
obsolete information and, in any case, I would like to know also what I can
do to go around in my problem..
>From the command line: ls /dev/sd* I get:
give me this input :
/dev/sda /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda5 /dev/sdb /dev/sdb1
My trusty old IBM T30 laptop will no longer boot with the latest
It will still boot
The grub2 menu is displayed, and after selecting the 4.7.7-200 kernel
there's a 2-3 sec delay with blinking cursor, then I'm prompted for
the encryption passphrase for the /home filesystem. Then the
voluminous messages (from removing the rhgb boot option) scroll forth
and bootup proceeds normally.
However, If I choose any of the newer kernels, the blinking cursor
remains forever; no prompt for the encryption passphrase occurs; the
keyboard is totally non-responsive. Power cycling is required to
Things I've tried:
- dnf remove <the "bad" kernel>, and reinstall it.
- Rebuild initramfs-4.8.4-200.fc24.i686.img with dracut. The new file
is only one byte bigger, probably due to a different date, and still
- Added the secret 'dis_ucode_ldr' boot option, as revealed in
but this seemed aimed at newer IBM laptops, and indeed, had no
effect on my T30.
- Updated the BIOS. The T30 has two components: the BIOS and the EC
(Embedded Controller). My BIOS was up to date at version 2.10
but the EC was v. 1.03, while v. 1.07 was available.
Sadly, updating to EC v. 1.07 did not alleviate the problem.
Any thoughts, shared experience, commiserations, suggestions?
What can be so different about these newer kernels?
David A. De Graaf DATIX, Inc. Hendersonville, NC
I've run into a problem with my Dell Inspiron where the screen blanks
every second, unless I'm typing or moving the mouse. Spinning the
mouse around the screen will keep the screen lit, while typing will
blank between keystrokes, and I'm a fair 70 wpm typist.
This ia Fedora 23 64 bit installation, and I've seen the problem on
all three of the current kernel installs,
Linux jupiter.in.tedroche.com 4.7.4-100.fc23.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Sep 15
18:48:53 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
4.7.4, 4.7.5, and 4.7.6.
Nothing in the logs stands out and unusual.
Suggestions on what I might look at to troubleshoot ths?
Ted Roche & Associates, LLC
I just purchased 3 WD My Passport Ultra 3T usb drives that I had hoped
to use for archive files for some digital images.
Looks like WD has made it difficult to use for Linux. The google
searches that I did stepped me through mounting it on a Windows 10
system and then formatting it with nts. Unfortuantely, when I tried to
connect it to Fedora 24 I am still not able to recognize it to mount
it. All of the /dev/sd* entries were the same before and after I
plugged it in. Smartmontools appears to recognize it when it is
plugged in a usb port, but pauses and does not finish its execution to
completion. gparted scans all devices and does not finish when the
drive is plugged in a usb port.
Has anyone in the group figured out how to use these drives?
Thanks for you help!!!!
I have been e-mailed a pdf file and I wanted to know who the author was and what the date/time of creation was. Is it possible for me to find this information using tools available on the F24 repositories?
Many thanks and best wishes,
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I loaded go using dnf...
sudo dnf install go
I am on an AMD64 system with F24 installed.
The issue is that the /usr/share/gocode/src/code.google.com/p
was empty. I installed the golang...devel package and it added the
go.tools directory with several subdirectories and other things. The
issue is that the various libraries needed by the code I am working on
are not loaded. I downloaded the latest archive from golang.org and it
appears the various things that I need, or at least most of them are in
the archive. The problem is that removing the go packages via DNF will
probably decimate the system. So how do I remove the current package
or update it with the required libraries? I have not been successful
in searching for the required packages or libraries using dnf.
On Nov 24, 2016 8:16 PM, Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin(a)fastmail.us> wrote:
> On 11/24/16 19:53, jd1008 wrote:
> > Just curious!
> > What does umatrix do for FF?
> Most important to me is it is a simple
> way to eliminate the "talking heads" on
> Fox News, etc. I just want to read the
> text I select, otherwise I might watch TV.
> Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
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I've never used that extension but would the reading view accomplish the same thing?
On Nov 30, 2016 7:08 AM, "Michael Schwendt" <mschwendt(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:53:57 -0500, William Biggs wrote:
> I burn the iso or 25
Which one exactly?
> to usb and I also did it to a dvd same error . When I
> click the install I get the the part to select English . Then I click
> continue . Then the install locks up it will not get past the point at
> it just set there . I also have try to re down it same thing i have tried
> more then one usb drive And dvd disk
How long have you waited for anything to happen?
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