>>>> "J" == jeremy <jeremy(a)kthoris.com>
J> I am having nearly the exact same issue.
not quite. Jarett's problem is that his machines won't even start
booting from the flash drive.
J> I have many HP Z420 systems I have tried this with. They can all
J> install ANY other OS I have tried via USB in Legacy mode
J> (Non-UEFI). I have built the USB with Rufus, Win32diskImager, dd
J> mode inside of CentOS as well as through Windows, UniversalUSB
J> installer, Unetbootin, Xboot, Etcher, and several other not
J> listed here. It's not the USB drive, as I've used SEVERAL
J> different sticks. I have re-used these sticks after trying
J> Qlustar, to install other OS's, and they still work perfectly
J> fine, and can load the vfat module when installing. Currently,
J> I've built a Rocks7 cluster from these various USB sticks with NO
J> issues. Hell, I've even tried to restore the thumb as a HDD from
J> the qlustar image inside of CentOS to no luck.
J> The error is simple: run/initramfs/live unknown filesystem type
Sounds as if you're using an old version of the installer. Can you
please double-check that you have 11.0.0-3? In any case, the vfat error
message is misleading (it's known to appear with any installer <
11.0.x), but is not fatal by itself. It's just the last message one sees
in those cases that we encountered sometimes with older installers.
The vfat module is definitely on the 11.0.0-3 installer stick.
J> I've changed the format of the USB to fat16, fat32, NTFS. I've
J> used MBR and GPT partitioning to no avail. I even tried to
J> format the USB as ext2 and ext3, made it bootable, active
J> partition, and then write the iso to the thumbdrive, and still
J> doesn't work (various other reasons as well have occured through
J> these other methods too).
J> I have searched the internet for many hours to see if I can find
J> a way to fix this. I've tried to exit to rescue disk, and see if
J> i can mount -f or modprobe, but the vfat, or ntfs modules are not
J> loaded to the kernel to allow for this. There has been a
J> suggestion that the order of startup within this kernel is wrong
J> and it's trying to mount the USB drive before it's had a chance
J> to load the module(s) for the USB.
J> I've also tried this on various sized thumbs... 4G up to
J> 64G... not it.
J> I've also tried to build a CD/DVD to boot from, and I run into
J> the exact same issue: unknown filesystem type vfat.
Yes, booting the same thing from a different media won't help.
J> It cannot be just you, Jarett.
Other cases of not being able to boot at all are not known so far, but
again your problem is different.
J> I have no idea where to go from here, as I've tried everything I
J> can find to fix this, other than building this headnode with
J> Ubuntu, then build a new kernel mkinitnfo.... and see if I can
J> get it to hopefully include the vfat module so I can install
J> I might consider trying the Ubuntu build, then maybe, possibly,
J> create a VM inside of Ubuntu, and pray that it can try to install
J> qlustar there, but, it seems unlikely to work, imo.
J> Any ideas would be great, if someone else knows what might be the
J> issue. I have 1 more non-HP system I can try to install this on,
J> but regardless of the make/model of system, SO FAR, has been