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asked 2016-05-11 08:55:30 -0800

dbalsige gravatar image

Hi there

I wanted to give the fuel installation a try, since fuel is now offcially part of openstack. My jump server is NOT able to boot from the fuel image provided here:

I copied the ISO with dd to an USB device. Seems my server doesnt want to boot from it. I tried with several USB sticks from which I was able to boot e.g. an Ubuntu Installer. No success. I tried as well to burn that ISO to a DVD. Seems opnfv-brahmaputra.3.0.iso is just to big to fit on a normal DVD.

Do you have any suggestions what I could do to get that fuel image booted?

Any help appreciated.

Best, Daniel

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Hi, The ISO provided is only prepared to boot from DVD You can try this to modify it before burning: Regards, Pau

pau.capdevila ( 2016-08-12 02:41:45 -0800 )edit

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answered 2016-05-23 22:21:41 -0800

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Hi, You can use KVM to boot that iso image. Follow the below steps in jump server:

> qemu-img create brahma.img -f qcow2 200G

> brctl addbr br-ex

> brctl addif br-ex eth0 (this could be for PXE network)

> killall -9 dhclient

> ifconfig eth0 0

> brctl addbr br-ex1

> ifconfig br-ex1 up (this could be for public network gateway)

> ifconfig br-ex up

Create network config file (namely 'qemu-ifup1') with the below content:



bridge=br-ex guestdevice=$1 ifconfig $guestdevice up brctl addif $bridge $guest_device

> kvm -m 6144 -cdrom opnfv-brahmaputra.1.0.iso -drive file=brahma.img,if=virtio,index=0 -boot c -net nic,model=virtio -net tap,script=qemu-ifup1 -nographic -vnc :10

You can VNC to 'JUMPSERVERIP:10' to get VNC console of FUEL machine.

Regards, Srikanth.

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answered 2016-05-14 10:35:47 -0800

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updated 2016-05-14 10:39:29 -0800

hey there.. the ISO is 5.3 GB, so you can look to get a larger DVD - perhaps a DVD 9.

Are you not able to use the Console of your JUMPHOST and just attach DVD image from your local client (that is what i do for all the servers when doing manually).

Depending on your server, you could also maybe point to a Boot URL maybe.

Another option would be to setup a small boot server that servers out the ISO image (using tftpboot and pxelinux).

What type of HW are you on?

Cheers, D

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answered 2016-05-24 07:05:39 -0800

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updated 2016-05-26 03:42:31 -0800

Thank you for you answers. Using KVM to boot the image works of course, I tried to boot it on my local KVM hypervisor. However it is not the way it is intendend, and usually ISO images just boot fine off USB sticks witth my servers. H/W is HP Proliant DL380 G7. I thought to try it on a Quanta node as well, which I have also in the lab. No success to boot the image provided. Neither by legacy nor by UEFI boot. Neither on Quanta nor on the HP H/W. I tried of course several USB devices and the image checksum is correct. Other images (e.g. the apex installer ISO) just boot fine from any device on both of the nodes). So I really expect the fuel ISO is broken. I have no DVD devices which the image can fit and the network boot is also no option. Even if I want I cannot use the fuel installer and I have to switch to apex based install (cross fingers regarding TripleO).

In case anybody knows how to boot the fuel ISO on bare metal, any help is appreciated. I have a working GRUB on the first disk, so in case anybody knows which kernel and initramdisk files I have to boot and which kernel cmdline to provide, let me know ;)

I got it booting from GRUB this way:

  1. Copy over vmlinuz and initrd.img.
  2. Plug the USB device
  3. Boot from grub with this cmdline:

initrd=initrd.img net.ifnames=0 biosdevname=0 repo=hd:LABEL=OPNFVFUEL2016-04-2712-59-08:/ ks=hd:LABEL=OPNFVFUEL2016-04-2712-59-08:/ks.cfg ip= dns1= showmenu=yes

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hey there.. i just downloaded the brahmaputra3.0 release from the opnfv iste and installed it on the following machines: - HP DL360 G6 - HP BLc460 Gen8 and Gen9 - Sunfire X4150 .. brought each of them to the boot menu using a USB redirection. Check MD5sum, setup PXEboot for the machines?

lmcdasm ( 2016-05-31 03:42:12 -0800 )edit

Thank you for you answer. Well MD5sum is correct, however I was not able to boot directly from the USB device created with dd. With the right kernel, initrd and args, I was able to install the fuel master and also the OPNFV deployment on baremetal went fine. Thus I close the question. Thanks again

dbalsige ( 2016-05-31 04:17:24 -0800 )edit

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