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Help me!

Postby ytii » 2018/02/11 10:44:49

Hi members,

I am new to linux and was trying to start by installing rhel 7.2 in my laptop, currently running windows 7,from a usb media.I downloaded a rhel 7 dvd iso image and converted it into a bootable image by iso2usb.

I then changed the boot priority settings in BIOS to external device(didn't have any option for USB) and restarted my laptop with the USB. I was successful to a point where I could see a GRUB screen.

However, while installing rhel 7.2, I got stuck with the following error:-

[ 193.845250] dracut-initqueue[779]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts
[ 198.557262] dracut-initqueue[779]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts
[ 198.557679] dracut-initqueue[779]: Warning: Could not boot.
[ 200.161146] dracut-initqueue[779]: Warning: /dev/root does not exist
[ 200.170895] systemd[1]: Starting Dracut Emergency Shell...

Warning: /dev/root does not exist

Generating "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt"

Entering emergency mode
Type "journactl" to view system logs
You might want to save "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt" to a USB stick or /boot after mounting them and attach it to a bug report.

I did a blkid and noticed that the device LABEL of the USB doesn't match with the USB name.

Can somebody suggest how do I change the LABEL to the correct USB name?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Help me!

Postby avij » 2018/02/11 11:29:24

RHEL is not CentOS.

Don't try to "convert" anything. It will just break the installation image, as you have seen. Use plain dd if you can. More info:

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Re: Help me!

Postby hunter86_bg » 2018/02/11 21:14:51

CentOS is using the same source like RHEL, but as this is a CentOS forum - do not expect any help with RHEL.
Please note that creation of install media should be done as per the wiki.