Installation error; how do I troubleshoot this?

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Installation error; how do I troubleshoot this?

Post by #IDGAF » 2017/07/09 01:40:08

Here's what I'm working on:
Fujitsu Lifebook T937
Intel Core i5-7360U
20GB ram
512GB Intel 600p SSD

Here's what I'm looking at:
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The real problem: I'm new to Linux in general. Aside from briefly running Mint on this machine (long enough to know I don't like it) I have no idea what I'm doing. What can I do to help myself? I'd rather learn something than just file a bug report. Is it possible to dump this to a Thumbdrive so I can figure out what's up? Ethernet does work so uploading a dump is an option.

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Re: Installation error; how do I troubleshoot this?

Post by pjsr2 » 2017/07/09 13:32:03

Before trying to troubleshoot this, I would consider:
- Use minimal installation and stick to defaults as much as possible. Don't plug in any other hardware components.
- Does the live DVD work?
- Hardware looks pretty recent. Could be that there are compatibility issues with this hardware and the latest CentOS7 release. Does perhaps the latest Fedora release (which uses a more recent kernel) work? If "yes", that could be an indication of a hardware compatibility issue.

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Re: Installation error; how do I troubleshoot this?

Post by TrevorH » 2017/07/09 13:56:19

It might also help to see the bottom of the stacktrace (you posted the top of it with the least useful info in it).
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Re: Installation error; how do I troubleshoot this?

Post by #IDGAF » 2017/07/09 14:05:00

No good with Fedora 26
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TrevorH wrote:It might also help to see the bottom of the stacktrace (you posted the top of it with the least useful info in it).
How do I do that?

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Re: Installation error; how do I troubleshoot this?

Post by TrevorH » 2017/07/09 14:06:48

By scrolling down the display?
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Re: Installation error; how do I troubleshoot this?

Post by #IDGAF » 2017/07/09 14:10:50

TrevorH wrote:By scrolling down the display?
You just want a screenshot? It's a pretty big wall of text.

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Re: Installation error; how do I troubleshoot this?

Post by TrevorH » 2017/07/09 14:12:32

The useful information is at the bottom not the top...
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Re: Installation error; how do I troubleshoot this?

Post by #IDGAF » 2017/07/09 14:19:34

pjsr2 wrote:Before trying to troubleshoot this, I would consider:
- Use minimal installation and stick to defaults as much as possible. Don't plug in any other hardware components.
- Does the live DVD work?
- Hardware looks pretty recent. Could be that there are compatibility issues with this hardware and the latest CentOS7 release. Does perhaps the latest Fedora release (which uses a more recent kernel) work? If "yes", that could be an indication of a hardware compatibility issue.
That worked! No GUI though so I'm not sure what to do with it now.

*EDIT*
Perhaps I spoke too soon. This is what a reboot got me:
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Should I try a different drive?

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Re: Installation error; how do I troubleshoot this?

Post by TrevorH » 2017/07/09 14:35:05

Don't use xfs on nvme drives at the present time.
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Re: Installation error; how do I troubleshoot this?

Post by #IDGAF » 2017/10/14 15:28:46

Well, I got past the install issue. Now what's wrong?

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