Description of problem:
A fresh Fedora 27 install from the Live USB fails to boot on a Dell Precision 5820 workstation with an NVMe boot drive, UEFI bios, SATA set to RAID, and Intel VMD enabled. Live USB has no trouble recognizing the drive and installing.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a Live USB for Fedora 27 workstation using the Fedora Media Writer tool.
2. Boot from Live USB and proceed to install.
3. Select automatic partitioning, set a root password and create a new user.
4. Reboot the computer into the new Fedora install
Fedora boot splash will appear, after about 2 minutes, dracut-initqueue messages will begin to appear and the system will drop to a dracut rescue prompt.
Successful boot into display manager.
I solved the issue by booting off the live USB, mounting and then chrooting into the install on the NVMe drive, adding 'force_drivers+="vmd"' to /etc/dracut.conf.d/disk.conf and then running "dracut --force" to rebuild the initramfs with the vmd driver.
Computer is a Dell Precision 5820 with a Toshiba M.2 NVMe 512gb drive and an AMD WX2100 GPU.
Sorry, just to add, in the dracut rescue prompt, the NVMe drive isn't detected, nor shows up in dmesg.
Could you please provide us installation logs as plain text files. You can find them at /tmp/*.log in the installation environment or at /var/log/anaconda/*.log in the installed system.
Created attachment 1389066 [details]
Log files from /var/log/anaconda
I ran into this exact scenario, same hardware but with a pair of the NVMe drives and Nvidia Quadro P2000. Same solution worked for me although my real goal is to figure out why Workstation works (other than this bug) while KDE installs fail to boot after updates.
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