Posts by gplcoder

    Hi All,


    Finally managed to set up a USB boot disk. It is a 3.0 disk and I am booting from a 3.0 port,


    When the OS starts, I get the screen flooded with

    Code
    mdadm: no arrays found in config file or automatically
    Then: gave up waiting for root file system device
    ALERT! /dev/sde1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell

    I have two array 1TB drives internal that have been cleared and are fully connected and spinning.


    Is this just a wait thing and the OS gives up?

    The Ethernet cable was plugged in and all drives had no power except the USB drive that I wanted to install the OS on. Anyway, I gave up on V5, I just could not get past that hang. I downloaded 4.122, no hang during install but now I have a whole new set of problems. (see separate thread for this).

    Hi All,


    I am trying to install 5.5.9 onto a Dell Vostro 470 (Core i5-3450, 8GB RAM). Two 1TB WD blue drives. Power connectors for these blue drives are disconnected per the installation guide. The install is being booted from an CD-R optical disk and the internal DVD drive.


    The install gets to just after the NIC configuration and then stalls/hangs at the blue screen with a single white line at the bottom.


    The troubleshooting I have done is:


    0. verified that I have the original ISO that was signed March 25, 2020, so the ISO is not corrupt


    1. unplug the power connectors on the two installed hard drives


    2. unplug the wifi card from the motherboard


    3. removed the USB keyboard and mouse and HDMI video and put this PC on the KVM (Startech)


    4. write a USB stick from the install ISO and booted from that


    After each troubleshooting step, I have re-booted the PC. Nothing has worked as yet.


    I am hoping that you have some suggestions,


    TIA