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.
I'm testing Electrum on Fedora 25 and I'm missing the support for
hardware wallet that Electrum is supposed to have. Do I need to install
some additional package or has this feature been omitted?
Since I upgraded to Fedora 25, I've had terrible network performance, and
I'm not sure what's causing it.
Any suggestions for troubleshooting or optimization?
Any known issues with the "Intel Wireless 7265D" card or the "iwlwifi"
driver in F25?
Everything worked great in F24, but since F25, I get poor download speeds,
and *REALLY* poor upload speeds. I should get a steady 25/25 Mbps down/up.
Instead, I get an unsteady 6-20 Mbps down, and only ~1 Mbps up. I've ruled
out everything but Fedora 25 (same hardware works fine in F24 and Windows),
and it's making me kinda want to go back to F24. :(
The r8712u driver from the staging area has stopped working in Fedora
25. This driver supports (among others) my emergency USB DLink DWA-130
adapter that I use when the laptop's built in wireless (Qualcomm
Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac) is "too advanced" to connect to some old
The r8712u driver works just fine in Fedora 24 and it seems to be
I ran 'modinfo r8712u' on both F24 and F25 and diff'd them.
The only differences are in the filesystem locations and labelling.
There was no other substantial difference.
I've monitored dmesg while plugging the DLink adapter in and it's
1 - it is detected with proper vendor and product IDs.
2 - the r8712u module is selected and registered.
3 - the correct firmware is loaded from rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin
4 - an endless stream of messages ensues:
[ 262.524809] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan1: link is not ready
and, of course, the new interface never becomes available to
What's gone wrong?
Why does the same driver work in Fedora 24 but not in Fedora 25?
How do I regain operability?
David A. De Graaf DATIX, Inc. Hendersonville, NC
About a week ago I began to have a
problem with gphoto2 which normally just
I don't use it every day and I don't
know exactly when it began doing this
but there were updates from Fedora and
Apple. The only thing I found via Google
was mention of a lock problem and this
does not appear to be a lock problem.
The camera is detected:
photosnew]$ gphoto2 --auto-detect
Apple iPhone 5 (PTP mode) usb:003,006
[bobg@box10 photosnew]$ gphoto2
However any command to download from the
camera yields the following error:
photosnew]$ gphoto2 --get-all-files
*** Error ***
PTP Invalid Storage ID
*** Error (-1: 'Unspecified error') ***
For debugging messages, please use the
Debugging messages may help finding a
solution to your problem.
If you intend to send any error or debug
messages to the gphoto
developer mailing list
gphoto2 as follows:
env LANG=C gphoto2 --debug
Please make sure there is sufficient
quoting around the arguments.
I dunno what to do, any help appreciated,
Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
box10 FEDORA-25/64bit LINUX XFCE Fastmail POP3
Some time ago I was using this device on the 2.4GHz channel (Linux
has always refused to use the 5GHz channel, I say Linux, because Ubuntu
has always refused to use the 5GHz channel as Fedora has always refused
to) and when it was working it was via the ATH9K driver.
I switched the network to using Ethernet devices which are still
working fine, but I wanted to go back to wifi again because the wifi
throughput is potentially faster (the Ethernet devices sends/receives at
500Mbps whereas the 2.4GHz channel on wifi sends/receives at 600Mbps, if
I could ever get the 5GHz channel working it sends/receives at
1300Mbps), but Networkmanager refuses to activate the wifi device now.
How do I identify whether its the 4.8 kernels which are the issue
or whether its Networkmanager and how do I rectify the situation? I am
using kde at the moment and I have cut and pasted the wifi password back
into the Networkmanager definition, and had the new password stored in
Kwallet, but Networkmanager still refuses to recognize that the device
is a device it can connect to. I should also add that the device works
fine under Windows 10.
I'm trying to upgrade an older machine from F24 to F25. It failed
half-way through :
dnf: Installing : kernel-core-4.9.10-200.fc25.x86_64
dnf: Installing : kernel-modules-4.9.10-200.fc25.x86_64
thermal thermal_zone0: critical temperature reached(97 C),shutting down
I'll fix the fan. But where do I go ? dnf system-upgrade reboot ? Or
start all over again with download ?
My Nas device now fails to mount at boot time via the CIFS
definition in fstab but the corresponding NFS definition mounts quite
happily. Also after the system comes up and I log into KDE I can
manually mount the CIFS device. As far as I am aware the only difference
between when it was mounting at boot time and now is several system
updates, also the system update I did yesterday morning (which updated
several hundred packages, which included a new kernel) has not rectified
the issue. The systemctl output is below, I have blanked out the userid
and password for security reasons.
Does anyone have any ideas why this has now stopped working?
systemctl status mnt-nas.mount
● mnt-nas.mount - /mnt/nas
Loaded: loaded (/etc/fstab; bad; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2017-01-17 06:40:15
AEDT; 40min ago
Process: 1299 ExecMount=/usr/bin/mount //192.168.1.12/Volume_1
/mnt/nas -t cifs -o
Jan 17 06:40:15 localhost.localdomain systemd: Mounting /mnt/nas...
Jan 17 06:40:15 localhost.localdomain mount: mount error(101):
Network is unreachable
Jan 17 06:40:15 localhost.localdomain mount: Refer to the
mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
Jan 17 06:40:15 localhost.localdomain systemd: mnt-nas.mount: Mount
process exited, code=exited status=32
Jan 17 06:40:15 localhost.localdomain systemd: Failed to mount /mnt/nas.
Jan 17 06:40:15 localhost.localdomain systemd: mnt-nas.mount: Unit
entered failed state.
I have also listed below the fstab definition for the CIFS interface and
the NFS interface.
192.168.1.12:/mnt/HD/HD_a2 /mnt/nfs nfs
users,noatime,nolock,bg,sec=sys,tcp,timeo=1800,_netdev,rw 0 0
//192.168.1.12/Volume_1 /mnt/nas cifs
auto,username=********,password=********,cache=strict,_netdev,rw 0 0