Thought I’d try out Rockstor as an alternative to Freenas (as its got less RAM requirement) for a small church office. As with any item, I’m trying it out at home first, using my VMWare esx 6.5 installation.
I may be doing something incorrect in the installation - if so, can someone please point me in the right direction - when I click on ‘scan disks’ I get the following:
Houston, we’ve had a problem.
Error running a command. cmd = /sbin/btrfs filesystem show /dev/disk/by-id/sda3. rc = 1. stdout = [’’]. stderr = [‘ERROR: not a valid btrfs filesystem: /dev/disk/by-id/sda3’, ‘’]
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/rest_framework_custom/generic_view.py”, line 41, in _handle_exception
File “/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/storageadmin/views/disk.py”, line 377, in post
File “/opt/rockstor/eggs/Django-1.8.16-py2.7.egg/django/utils/decorators.py”, line 145, in inner
return func(*args, **kwargs)
File “/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/storageadmin/views/disk.py”, line 322, in _update_disk_state
p.uuid = btrfs_uuid(dob.name)
File “/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/fs/btrfs.py”, line 1055, in btrfs_uuid
[BTRFS, ‘filesystem’, ‘show’, ‘/dev/disk/by-id/%s’ % disk])
File “/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/system/osi.py”, line 115, in run_command
raise CommandException(cmd, out, err, rc)
CommandException: Error running a command. cmd = /sbin/btrfs filesystem show /dev/disk/by-id/sda3. rc = 1. stdout = [’’]. stderr = [‘ERROR: not a valid btrfs filesystem: /dev/disk/by-id/sda3’, ‘’]
As mentioned, a brand-new installation using a newly downloaded ISO: Rockstor-3.9.1.iso direct from the main website.
I created a new VM, 1 CPU, 4Gb Ram, and 20Gb HD, and booted off the ISO.
Apart from setting the root password within the installer, I didn’t enter any details (it only allowed me to enter the root password - other options vanished before I could click on them).
I entered my username and password, then opened up the main website (the intro screen kept saying that the user and password was already present - username ‘carl’, on a brand new blank vm… interesting).
When I clicked on ‘scan disks’ it came up with the error above - it also comes up if I try to add another disk (I.e. I can’t add any disks for storage).
Its interesting that its complaining about /dev/sda3, which in fact is the root filesystem:
[root@Rockstor ~]# mount
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu,cpuacct type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpu,cpuacct)
configfs on /sys/kernel/config type configfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/sda3 on / type btrfs (rw,relatime,space_cache,subvolid=258,subvol=/root)
systemd-1 on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type autofs
So I’m a little puzzled as to what I’ve done wrong here - can anyone assist? I’m happy to blow this away and re-do…