[Rocks-Discuss] on an X4500: ROCKS:searching for USB key on device ... and reboots

Jason M. Temple jtemple at tacc.utexas.edu
Tue Jun 12 07:37:07 PDT 2007


Turns out that the solution for this was the 'dropcert' boot option
added to the append line of the /tftboot/pxelinux/pxelinux.cfg/default
file.

Thanks to everyone for their quick responses.  Gotta love the rocks
community.

-Jason

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Bruno [mailto:greg.bruno at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 10:35 PM
To: Jason M. Temple
Cc: npaci-rocks-discussion at sdsc.edu
Subject: Re: [Rocks-Discuss] on an X4500: ROCKS:searching for USB key on
device ... and reboots

On 6/11/07, Jason M. Temple <jtemple at tacc.utexas.edu> wrote:
>
> I am trying to install a Sun X4500 Thumper, which has 48 sata drives
in
> it.
>
> My install pauses, then reboots at the point when it is trying to
> receive the kickstart keys.
>
>
>
> When I hit Alt-F3, I can see the following message:
>
>
>
> ROCKS:Searching for USB keys on device sda
>
> ROCKS:Searching for USB keys on device sda1
>
> ROCKS:Searching for USB keys on device sda9
>
> ROCKS:Searching for USB keys on device sdb
>
> ROCKS:Searching for USB keys on device sdb1
>
> ROCKS:Searching for USB keys on device sdb9
>
> ....
>
>
>
> And on and on for each device and each partition on each device, until
> it times out and reboots.
>
>
>
> I am able to install centos on these by hand, I just can't seem to get
> past this point.

we are working on this issue for rocks 4.3 -- you should see a fix in
the next couple weeks.

 - gb


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