CentOS8.0 dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts.

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kmonti
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CentOS8.0 dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts.

Post by kmonti » 2020/10/13 13:02:04

Hi forum,
I have an issue with PXE boot with multiple interfaces and dracut.
Server is booted from PXE and kickstart correctly, but it is going to Dracut resuce mode due to dracut timeout.
It stuck on http://prnt.sc/uygxub
and then I get messages: "dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts."

I was trying to disable ports on switch on external network cards but no luck.
Is there any possibility to increase timeouts to make kickstart passing?

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Re: CentOS8.0 dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts.

Post by TrevorH » 2020/10/13 13:49:41

There are many reasons for getting that timeout and most of them are not timeouts. Did you give your system sufficient RAM ? It needs at least 2GB. Did you doublecheck that the initrd.img you are using is correct and matches the one in the images/pxeboot directory on the DVD? Does it match the kernel installed there too?
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Re: CentOS8.0 dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts.

Post by kmonti » 2020/10/14 07:36:22

The PXE installation is performed on bare metal, there is plenty of memory, so RAM is secured. From time to time (approx 10%) whole installation is successfull, so my first thougts are NIC timeouts.

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Re: CentOS8.0 dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts.

Post by TrevorH » 2020/10/14 07:55:38

man dracut.cmdline
rd.retry=<seconds>
specify how long dracut should retry the initqueue to configure devices. The default is 30 seconds. After 2/3 of the time, degraded
raids are force started. If you have hardware, which takes a very long time to announce its drives, you might want to extend this
value.
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