Hello all, I’m not sure if this should go in User Stories or Troubleshooting, but anyway…
I want to get more familar with RockStor as it matures so I figured I would install a VM with three 8GB drives. I started up VirtualBox and tagged a new system as RedHatx64 since Rockstor is based on CentOS. I gave it three 8GB SATA drives and then attached the 3.8-0.3 ISO to the CD and booted. I chose the timezone and hit go, provided a root pass and then waited.
After a bit it told me that it was done, and asked that I reboot. I did and noticed it went back to the “Install Rockstor” screen. I ejected the disk and rebooted again. This time it went further forst tossing a message at me
Failed to access perfctr msr (MSR c0010004 is 0) (maybe nothing?). So after a bit the login prompt appeared and I happily went to the webgui.
Almost immediately there was a warning message about something regarding the disks. I wish I had saved it but I had seen another post about the same message, only in regards to disks being full. But how could mine be full, as I have just installed this?
Once I got past that, the webui was asking me to upgrade to 3.8-4, so I figured ok maybe this is why its asking me to upgrade because of the disk issue. I went to upgrade and once back at the login I soon got a message regarding me running an unsupported kernel 4.0.2 and if you reboot it will revert to the 4.1.0-1 kernel. huh.
Well I did reboot and was back then on a 4.0.1 kernel but the harddrive messages still were showing, and the storage part of the dashboard had no drives attached. I SSH’ed in did a btrfs filesysem show and it reported back that it could not see the three drives.
At this point I gave up, wiped this VM and restarted. Thjis time I entered rockstor into the name, and noticed that it automatically gave me a profile of “Oracle 64” Instead of Redhat. Hmm could this bee the reason?
At any rate the disk issue has not resurfaced during this next install. I am half tempted to reinstall again using my original settings just to see if it was a fluke or what.
Once I reinstalled and upgraded the unsupported kernel error does reappear:
You are running an unsupported kernel(4.0.2-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64). Some features may not work properly. Please reboot and the system will automatically boot using the supported kernel(4.1.0-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64).
Not too nerve wracking as the reboot will give me the “newer” kernel. Anyway I do have alot of playing to do while I learn with this new NAS