3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2019 9:54 PM by GYAN RSS

    VIRL 1.5.145 bare metal ISO boot install - fails during installation

    GYAN

      Hello VIRL Community

       

      I am trying to install VIRL bare metal ISO boot image from USB onto my new HP Z820 server and I get an install script error

       

      I followed the procedure to install bare metal server.

       

      I used rufus to build the ISO Boot USB which worked great.  I ran windows cert util MD5 chek

       

      VIRL Personal Edition 1.5.145 release OVA. Deployment of this OVA requires one of these minimum host-based hypervisor versions before proceeding: VMware Fusion Pro v5.02, VMware Workstation v8.02, VMware Player v5.02.

      Release : VIRL 1.5.145

      Release Date : 08-Mar-2018

      FileName : virl.1.5.145.pc.ova

      Size : 5281.35 MB ( 5537891840 bytes)

      MD5 Checksum : e81ed563be2b88b19cf2efb22980b32d

      SHA512 Checksum : 27e4d14d10fb8e1989dd5e5bde6f4fb1 ..

       

       

      MD5

      e81ed563be2b88b19cf2efb22980b32d

      e81ed563be2b88b19cf2efb22980b32d

       

       

      certutil -hashfile virl.1.5.145.iso md5

       

       

      SHA512

       

       

      27e4d14d10fb8e1989dd5e5bde6f4fb1efeda27566d8f4915fd6331324793c50f80fd12567cd72c2e81ba5812a93c01538c74fde1f3d97c63e2edf5406bf4e76

      27e4d14d10fb8e1989dd5e5bde6f4fb1efeda27566d8f4915fd6331324793c50f80fd12567cd72c2e81ba5812a93c01538c74fde1f3d97c63e2edf5406bf4e76

       

       

       

       

      certutil -hashfile virl.1.5.145.iso sha512

       

       

      *********results of certuitl hash************

       

       

      D:\virl bare metal & vm workstation troubleshooting>certutil -hashfile virl.1.5.145.pc.ova  md5

      MD5 hash of file virl.1.5.145.pc.ova:

      e81ed563be2b88b19cf2efb22980b32d

      CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

       

       

      D:\virl bare metal & vm workstation troubleshooting>certutil -hashfile virl.1.5.145.pc.ova  sha512

      SHA512 hash of file virl.1.5.145.pc.ova:

      27e4d14d10fb8e1989dd5e5bde6f4fb1efeda27566d8f4915fd6331324793c50f80fd12567cd72c2e81ba5812a93c01538c74fde1f3d97c63e2edf5406bf4e76

      CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

       

      I have attached the error I am seeing.

       

      I did google on error message which is as follows looks like something is not set in the path  an idea I had is while the install is occuring I get debug in terminal session and try to fix dependency error.......before it gets to the error

       

      https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=9f0088cb7abc069c3532f0e7d2edca3a&p=4830422#post4830422

       

      I ended up doing dual boot - linux (ISO bare metal) 1G SSD & Windows 1G SSD partition for future if I can ever get the bare metal to work but in the mean time I am using Windows 10 - VM Workstation player and run the OVA VM as a workaround.  The only major caveat is I have this high powered server with 256Gig of memory with dual sockets 16 cores per socket and I can only run 64Gig VM is limit.  I tried Virtualbox but that is not supported trying to tinker with it but could not get it to work since it did not have VT-x VT-d embedded passthrough support.

       

      Please feel free to call me if you have any ideas on how to get my bare metal install to work.

       

      I am using this primarily for my SP CCIE but which for now the vmware workstation 64G is working for this but in the future for consulting would like to be able to do massive simulations.

       

      Gyan Mishtra

      Cell-202 734-1000

       

      Deploy VIRL PE Using ISO

        • 1. Re: VIRL 1.5.145 bare metal ISO boot install - fails during installation
          Karlo Bobiles

          Hello GYAN,

           

          Looping in alegalle and mirlos for further insight. Please stand by.


          Thank you,

          Karlo Bobiles

          Cisco Learning Network

          • 2. Re: VIRL 1.5.145 bare metal ISO boot install - fails during installation
            Miroslav Los

            Hi,

             

            please try installing the machine without internet access. The iso install will try to download updates while installing, and it need not be doing it well. Alternatively, if the issue is with the USB installer, burn the ISO you downloaded to a DVD and install via a USB DVD-ROM drive, if your server supports that.

             

            Now, only from memory, to get to the actual install issue, you might need to

            1) get to a console while having the installer booted. You might try Crtl+Alt+F2 to do that. Ctrl+Alt+F1 should bring you back.

            2) be root in that console, if it's not already

            3) run this to enter the shell the installed partition: chroot /target /bin/bash

            4) try fixing problems with the installation; errors may appear that bring us closer: apt-get install -f

             

            I'm confused by the 1G SSD comment - the VIRL system when installed to baremetal requires significantly more space for its root partition (~60-ish is a good start). Were those 1T, perhaps?

            • 3. Re: VIRL 1.5.145 bare metal ISO boot install - fails during installation
              GYAN

              Hi Mirlos

               

              So since I have been running in windows as I mentioned using vmware workstation and as I mentioned have the 64g limit.

               

              I have loaded quite a bit of software as well has now have tons of simulations running on 1.5.145 VIRL and I as I do backup my workspace to a synology server I do want to get back to trying the ISO bare metal but I am afraid that lets say it boots and installs during the install it notices that I have a windows partition and I asks me to specify the size of the Linux Ubuntu partition for the bare metal installation which I think right now I have 1TB SSD as I mentioned (not 1G - sorry typo) and I have partioned 400G for Windows & 600G for Virl bare metal ubuntu and have a 1T HDD which is for windows as well.  So I used rufus to build the USB boot which I am getting the install script error.  I did do the MD5 & SHA checksum so am pretty sure the USB was good but will try burning another one just in case.  For the DVD ISO boot unfortuantely rufus only does USB and I have not been able to find a good DVD ISO builder that works as I have tried a bunch and I have not been able to get the DVD to boot.

               

              I am trying to understand what you are saying for the troubleshooting..

               

              1) get to a console while having the installer booted. You might try Crtl+Alt+F2 to do that. Ctrl+Alt+F1 should bring you back. -


              So when the install script fails and I get the error or should I do the Crtl+Alt+F2 prior to the faliure occuring.

               

               

              2) be root in that console, if it's not already -

               

              What is the root passwd - the virl VMs login is virl/VIRL  but is roots password also "VIRL" all caps.

               

              3) run this to enter the shell the installed partition: chroot /target /bin/bash

               

              ok will try that

               

              4) try fixing problems with the installation; errors may appear that bring us closer: apt-get install -f

               

              So you are saying once I get to shell prompt and I sudo su into root - run "install -f" and that should complete the installation

               

              I am afraid that I don't want to wipe or hose up the windows partition as I have everything working smoothly now with vmware workstation and I have been able to get almost 20 XRv  nodes to run with 64G max VM which is not bad and serves me for now for my CCIE SP.  Down the road when I get into consulting I would want to get the ISO working so I can create xrv9000 20 node simulations would be nice.

               

              Do you have a cell I can call you on to go over the ISO bare metal installation

               

              Gyan

              Cell -202 734-1000