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5 replies Latest Post - ‏2012-03-16T20:17:18Z by SKATKIN
lple2003
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Pinned topic rhel6 install error: No filesystem could mount root, tried: iso9660

‏2011-01-10T23:44:52Z |
I tried to install rhel6 (RHEL6.0-20100922.1-Server-ppc64-DVD1.iso, fromt ftp3)
On a P7 (model 780) partition with virtual drive and boot from the virtual cd, got error:

No filesystem could mount root, tried: iso9660
Full screen is:

registered taskstats version 1
rtc-generic rtc-generic: setting system clock to 2011-01-10 23:05:44 UTC (129470
0744)
Initalizing network drop monitor service
md: Waiting for all devices to be available before autodetect
md: If you don't use raid, use raid=noautodetect
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: Scanned 0 and added 0 devices.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: gzip image found at block 0
RAMDISK: EOF while reading compressed data
uncompression error
List of all partitions:
No filesystem could mount root, tried: iso9660
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(1,0)
Call Trace:
c0000003fcbe3c30 c000000000012d84 .show_stack+0x74/0x1c0 (unreliable)
c0000003fcbe3ce0 c000000000582b50 .panic+0x80/0x1a8
c0000003fcbe3d70 c0000000007f14c8 .mount_block_root+0x2e8/0x324
c0000003fcbe3e50 c0000000007f1750 .prepare_namespace+0x1c4/0x218
c0000003fcbe3ee0 c0000000007f0520 .kernel_init+0x2f4/0x320
c0000003fcbe3f90 c000000000031b14 .kernel_thread+0x54/0x70
Rebooting in 180 seconds..
Does it mean the iso image is no good, I downloaded it several times, same problem.
Bad dvd image from ftp3 ? Any idea ?
Updated on 2012-03-16T20:17:18Z at 2012-03-16T20:17:18Z by SKATKIN
  • AntonBlanchard
    AntonBlanchard
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    Re: rhel6 install error: No filesystem could mount root, tried: iso9660

    ‏2011-01-11T00:07:33Z  in response to lple2003
    Sounds like the NVRAM settings were altered by AIX. Try clearing the NVRAM:

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/LinuxP/Claim+failed+for+initrd+error+with+SUSE

    Anton
    • lple2003
      lple2003
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      Re: rhel6 install error: No filesystem could mount root, tried: iso9660

      ‏2011-01-11T22:09:04Z  in response to AntonBlanchard
      That works, thanks Anton, we have power 7 that we build, rebuild and re-rebuild partitions all the time, between ios, aix, LoP and such... but never got that problem til now, hope there's no more "gotcha" :-)
      • mehari
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        Re: rhel6 install error: No filesystem could mount root, tried: iso9660

        ‏2011-01-13T10:17:31Z  in response to lple2003
        bonjour,
        I have the same problem when trying to install RedHat 6 ppc64 on a PS701 Power7 Blade ... I have the following error :
        ==========================================================================
        Initalizing network drop monitor service
        md: Waiting for all devices to be available before autodetect
        md: If you don't use raid, use raid=noautodetect
        md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
        md: Scanned 0 and added 0 devices.
        md: autorun ...
        md: ... autorun DONE.
        RAMDISK: gzip image found at block 0
        RAMDISK: EOF while reading compressed data
        uncompression error
        List of all partitions:
        No filesystem could mount root, tried: iso9660
        Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(1,0)
        Call Trace:
        c0000007b124fc30 c000000000012d84 .show_stack+0x74/0x1c0 (unreliable)
        c0000007b124fce0 c000000000582b50 .panic+0x80/0x1a8
        c0000007b124fd70 c0000000007f14c8 .mount_block_root+0x2e8/0x324
        c0000007b124fe50 c0000000007f1750 .prepare_namespace+0x1c4/0x218
        c0000007b124fee0 c0000000007f0520 .kernel_init+0x2f4/0x320
        c0000007b124ff90 c000000000031b14 .kernel_thread+0x54/0x70
        Rebooting in 180 seconds..
        ==================================================================

        I have seen your post : could you please explain me what you have done to perform / complete your RedHat 6 installation ?
        Thanks for your help.
        Regards.
        Patrick
        • lple2003
          lple2003
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          Re: rhel6 install error: No filesystem could mount root, tried: iso9660

          ‏2011-01-13T17:50:53Z  in response to mehari
          Hi

          When yur system comes up to SMS, type "8" to get to the firmware prompt >

          From there you can enter the 2 commands: "dev nvram" and "wipe-nvram"

          Then the system will automaticaly reboot to clear the nvram
          • SKATKIN
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            Re: rhel6 install error: No filesystem could mount root, tried: iso9660

            ‏2012-03-16T20:17:18Z  in response to lple2003
            I'm getting this exact same error trying to install RHEL6.2 as a z/Linux guest machine under z/VM 6.2 on an IBM z10 mainframe. Anyone have any ideas for me? I've eliminated the possibility of a corrupt initrd image and clearing NVRAM isn't valid in my case...
            TIA