SOLVED: Amahi 11 cannot be installed from USB

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SOLVED: Amahi 11 cannot be installed from USB

Postby howat » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:45 pm

I've created two separate bootable USBs following the instructions and both of them have the same issue on two separate PCs. When booting from either one of the USBs, the menu is presented, but it looks different from the screenshot in the instructions.
When I select "Install Amahi 11", first two lines output are both:

dracut-pre-udev[499]: rpc.idmapd: conf_reinit: open ("(null)", 0_RDONLY) failed

The bootup seems to hang for a few minutes and then starts outputting:

dracut-initqueue[701]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timout - starting timout scripts

it will output a couple of hundred lines of that and then output:

dracut-initqueue[701]: Warning: Could not boot.
dracut-initqueue[701]: Warning: /dev/root does not exist

it then says it's entering emergency mode and gives a prompt:

dracut:/#

This happens on two separate PCs using two different installation USB thumb drives.

Is anybody able to help? Thanks.

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Re: Amahi 11 cannot be installed from USB

Postby bigfoot65 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:35 am

Recommend you check out the Amahi11 Minimal CD Install guidance. There is a link for USB.
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Re: Amahi 11 cannot be installed from USB

Postby howat » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:42 pm

Yes, here https://wiki.amahi.org/index.php/USB_Install.

That is the one which I followed when I created the bootable USBs as it is also linked from https://wiki.amahi.org/index.php/Amahi_11_Install.

I will try following the Fedora 27 install guide that you linked to.

I'll let you know how that goes.

Thank you.

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Re: Amahi 11 cannot be installed from USB

Postby howat » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:54 pm

Ok, I've just made and tried to use a USB install with Fedora-Server-netinst-x86_64-27-1.6.iso.

I've encountered the same error message and series of timeout messages which lead to a "dracut:/#" prompt in what is claimed to be emergency mode.

I'm pretty sure now that this is some sort of universal issue and will be affecting anybody who tries to install from USB.

If the PC I use as my server had an optical drive, I would try burning a disk. But that's not an option for me.

Could this be an issue with UNetbootin?

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Re: Amahi 11 cannot be installed from USB

Postby howat » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:11 pm

I had the idea of downloading the Fedora install from Fedora, but the folder for 27 is empty:

http://ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz/linux/ ... leases/27/

So, I'm wondering if I should try installing Amahi with Fedora Server 28. I haven't tried making an install USB yet, but I am thinking about it.

The problem is, if I get Fedora Server 28 installed and then find that Amahi 11 doesn't work on it, I will then be without my server.

Would anybody have any advice?

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Re: Amahi 11 cannot be installed from USB

Postby bigfoot65 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:28 pm

Follow the instructions! Amahi 11 ONLY works with Fedora 27.

If you don’t have a CD drive, then suggest you try another USB utility.

Check Fedora website for USB support. This is a not an Amahi issue.
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Re: Amahi 11 cannot be installed from USB

Postby howat » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:37 pm

Ok. Sorry. I was just trying to come up with ideas to get around the problem. I don't want to end up without a server.

Ok, I'll check out Fedora's site in regards to USB support. Thanks.

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Re: Amahi 11 cannot be installed from USB

Postby bigfoot65 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:21 pm

Understand. Your issue is likely something to do with the USB software and Fedora.

Try using Balena Etcher. I have had great success with this software and Linux OS software.
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Re: Amahi 11 cannot be installed from USB

Postby chayes874 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:00 pm

I had the same issues with the Amahi 11 Express install. The minimal CD install instructions will work.

Also, +1 for Rufus

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Re: Amahi 11 cannot be installed from USB

Postby bigfoot65 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:07 pm

Ok. Best to use Minimal CD anyway.

We have had some issues with Express CD.

Appears we can mark this thread closed.
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