Purview appliance installation


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Hi,

I got a new purview appliance. I am trying to install the software from the USB flash that shipped with it.

But I got this error " No root file system is defined" " Please correct this from the partitioning menu"

Is there any advice to solve this issue and resuming the installation?

Thanks in advance,
Husam

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It sounds like there might be a partition problem on the USB stick. You can re-download the appliance image from extranet.extremenetworks.com and then unzip that to a directory. Open up command prompt and type make_disk.bat (drive letter of the USB stick). So if my USB drive was e: I would type: make_disk.bat e: that will reimage the USB disk and you can try reinstalling from that. On newer versions of windows you may need to open command prompt as an administrator to be able to access the MBR of the USB stick.
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Matthew Hum wrote:

It sounds like there might be a partition problem on the USB stick. You can re-download the appliance image from extranet.extremenetworks.com and then unzip that to a directory. Open up command prompt and type make_disk.bat (drive letter of the USB stick). So if my USB drive was e: I would type: make_disk.bat e: that will reimage the USB disk and you can try reinstalling from that. On newer versions of windows you may need to open command prompt as an administrator to be able to access the MBR of the USB stick.

Hi,

I tried this procedure using same flash USB. I downloaded new purview software and made this disk. But I had same problem.

I will try using different USB flash

Thanks,
Husam 
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Matthew Hum wrote:

It sounds like there might be a partition problem on the USB stick. You can re-download the appliance image from extranet.extremenetworks.com and then unzip that to a directory. Open up command prompt and type make_disk.bat (drive letter of the USB stick). So if my USB drive was e: I would type: make_disk.bat e: that will reimage the USB disk and you can try reinstalling from that. On newer versions of windows you may need to open command prompt as an administrator to be able to access the MBR of the USB stick.

When you try to boot from the disk does it let you do anything or say anything? or is that the first thing you see? It could be that the appliance is not booting off the USB stick. do you see it in the BIOS? can you ensure that it boots?
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Matthew Hum wrote:

It sounds like there might be a partition problem on the USB stick. You can re-download the appliance image from extranet.extremenetworks.com and then unzip that to a directory. Open up command prompt and type make_disk.bat (drive letter of the USB stick). So if my USB drive was e: I would type: make_disk.bat e: that will reimage the USB disk and you can try reinstalling from that. On newer versions of windows you may need to open command prompt as an administrator to be able to access the MBR of the USB stick.

Hi,

I tried using different USB flash but I got same error.

I think the appliance is booting off the USB disk, because in case there is no USB flash I see the BIOS. But after inserting the flash disk I see an interface with three options, one of them install the software and another to check the disk. I tried to check the disk and attached error came up

Thanks,
Husam

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Thank you for your help.

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Matthew Hum wrote:

It sounds like there might be a partition problem on the USB stick. You can re-download the appliance image from extranet.extremenetworks.com and then unzip that to a directory. Open up command prompt and type make_disk.bat (drive letter of the USB stick). So if my USB drive was e: I would type: make_disk.bat e: that will reimage the USB disk and you can try reinstalling from that. On newer versions of windows you may need to open command prompt as an administrator to be able to access the MBR of the USB stick.

It looks like you have a bad installer that made the bootable USB. can you re-extract the zip and try building the USB boot stick off of the new extracted folder? can you try downloading an older appliance image and try with that? then upgrade purview using the upgrade binary?
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Have you just tried to install purview on the main hard drive of the appliance? I think you are running simply checking the USB drive, not the hard drive.
Let us know if there is a problem moving forward past that.
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Mike Thomas wrote:

Have you just tried to install purview on the main hard drive of the appliance? I think you are running simply checking the USB drive, not the hard drive.
Let us know if there is a problem moving forward past that.

Hi,

I am sorry I didn't understand you well. How can I check the hard drive?

What I tried was installing the appliance software from flash do I have to try another thing?

Thanks
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Mike Thomas wrote:

Have you just tried to install purview on the main hard drive of the appliance? I think you are running simply checking the USB drive, not the hard drive.
Let us know if there is a problem moving forward past that.

So you let it do the automatic boot and was unable to install to appliance? (same as option 1 in the picture) and this FAILED?

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Mike Thomas wrote:

Have you just tried to install purview on the main hard drive of the appliance? I think you are running simply checking the USB drive, not the hard drive.
Let us know if there is a problem moving forward past that.

Yes that what happened. It started installing the software and that error came up. if I removed the flash disk the system will boot off the BOIS!
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Mike Thomas wrote:

Have you just tried to install purview on the main hard drive of the appliance? I think you are running simply checking the USB drive, not the hard drive.
Let us know if there is a problem moving forward past that.

And are you applying this to Extreme Networks Appliance, or some other?
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Mike Thomas wrote:

Have you just tried to install purview on the main hard drive of the appliance? I think you are running simply checking the USB drive, not the hard drive.
Let us know if there is a problem moving forward past that.

It is pv appliance from Extremenetwork
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Mike Thomas wrote:

Have you just tried to install purview on the main hard drive of the appliance? I think you are running simply checking the USB drive, not the hard drive.
Let us know if there is a problem moving forward past that.

It did not have Purview image already installed?
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Mike Thomas wrote:

Have you just tried to install purview on the main hard drive of the appliance? I think you are running simply checking the USB drive, not the hard drive.
Let us know if there is a problem moving forward past that.

it seems there is no installed image because it boot off BOIS!!!
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Mike Thomas wrote:

Have you just tried to install purview on the main hard drive of the appliance? I think you are running simply checking the USB drive, not the hard drive.
Let us know if there is a problem moving forward past that.

I discussed this with one of my peers. Our assumption based off the data presented that this is most likely a hardware problem with the hard drive controller or the hard drive itself, and that you should arrange to have an RMA done on the unit to resolve the issue.
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Mike Thomas wrote:

Have you just tried to install purview on the main hard drive of the appliance? I think you are running simply checking the USB drive, not the hard drive.
Let us know if there is a problem moving forward past that.

Thank you very much I will submit an RMA

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