Chapter 14. Troubleshooting Installation on IBM Power Systems
/tmpdirectory. These files are listed in the following table.
Table 14.1. Log Files Generated During the Installation
| ||general Anaconda messages|
| ||all external programs run during the installation|
| ||extensive storage module information|
| ||yum and rpm package installation messages|
| ||hardware-related system messages|
/tmp/anaconda-tb-identifier, where identifier is a random string.
/var/log/anaconda/. However, if installation is unsuccessful, or if the
inst.nosave=logsoptions are used when booting the installation system, these logs will only exist in the installation program's RAM disk. This means they are not saved permanently and will be lost once the system is powered down. To store them permanently, copy those files to another system on the network by using
scpon the system running the installation program, or copy them to a mounted storage device (such as an USB flash drive). Details on how to transfer the log files over the network are below.
Procedure 14.1. Transferring Log Files Over the Network
- On the system you are installing, press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to access a shell prompt. You will be logged into a root account and you will have access to the installation program's temporary file system.
- Switch to the
/tmpdirectory where the log files are located:
- Copy the log files onto another system on the network using the
scp *log user@address:pathReplace user with a valid user name on the target system, address with the target system's address or host name, and path with the path to the directory you want to save the log files into. For example, if you want to log in as
johnto a system with an IP address of
192.168.0.122and place the log files into the
/home/john/logs/directory on that system, the command will have the following form:
scp *log firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/john/logs/When connecting to the target system for the first time, the SSH client asks you to confirm that the fingerprint of the remote system is correct and that you want to continue:
The authenticity of host '192.168.0.122 (192.168.0.122)' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is a4:60:76:eb:b2:d0:aa:23:af:3d:59:5c:de:bb:c4:42.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?Type
yesand press Enter to continue. Then, provide a valid password when prompted. The files will start transferring to the specified directory on the target system.
14.1. Trouble Beginning the Installation
14.1.1. Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
- Use the basic graphics mode
- You can attempt to perform the installation using the basic graphics driver. To do this, edit the installation program's options at the
boot:prompt and append
inst.xdriver=vesaat the end of the command line.
- Specify the display resolution manually
- If the installation program fails to detect your screen resolution, you can override the automatic detection and specify it manually. To do this, append the
inst.resolution=xoption at the boot menu, where x is your display's resolution (for example,
14.1.2. Serial Console Not Detected
console=boot options. See Chapter 23, Boot Options for more details.