I tried to install the ppc64/ppc64le daily server image on a VM machine thru a cdrom without success.
It ends by:
[ OK ] Started Cleanup udevd DB.
[ OK ] Reached target Switch Root.
Starting Switch Root...
[FAILED] Failed to start Switch Root.
See 'systemctl status initrd-switch-root.service' for details.
Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue.
Type "journalctl" to view system logs.
You might want to save "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt" to a USB stick or /boot
after mounting them and attach it to a bug report.
It seems that the sysroot is not correctly filled.
Aug 19 13:04:25 localhost systemctl: Failed to switch root: Specified switch root path /sysroot does not seem to be an OS tree. os-release file is missing
ppc64le ---> http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/compose/branched/Fedora-25-20160818.n.0/compose/Server/ppc64le/iso/Fedora-Server-dvd-ppc64le-25-20160818.n.0.iso
ppc64 ---> http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/compose/branched/Fedora-25-20160817.n.0/compose/Server/ppc64/iso/Fedora-Server-dvd-ppc64-25-20160817.n.0.iso
/usr/bin/qemu-system-ppc64 -name f24_91 -enable-kvm -M pseries -smp 4 -m 8G -nographic -nodefaults -monitor stdio -serial pty -device virtio-net-pci,netdev=net10131,mac=c0:ff:ee:00:00:91 -netdev bridge,br=br0,id=net10131 -cdrom isole -drive file=hd1.qcow2 -drive file=hd2.qcow2 -S
where "isole" is a link on the ppc64le behind image
Note that using network boot or petitboot with kexec works successfully, the problem appears to be only when a cdrom is used.
Any suggestion to debug it is welcome.
Created attachment 1192157 [details]
Created attachment 1192158 [details]
status of initrd-switch-root
Created attachment 1192159 [details]
It could be similar to Redhat bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1359124
does it work with net/PXE/virt-instal install?
Peter, net install and PXE are ok on VM machine and on bare metal too,
qemu and virt-install failed when using install from cdrom.
This is probably the same issue as BZ 1365667.
(In reply to Gustavo Luiz Duarte from comment #7)
> This is probably the same issue as BZ 1365667.
yes, seems it is, switching to dracut
dracut-044-77.fc25 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 25. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-37c9db36c2
dracut-044-77.fc25 has been pushed to the Fedora 25 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-37c9db36c2
dracut-044-77.fc25 has been pushed to the Fedora 25 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.