Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat
User Name
Red Hat This forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-04-2011, 10:49 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2009
Distribution: Scientific Linux 6
Posts: 90

Rep: Reputation: 16
Question USB install fatal error for 6.1

I managed to boot into the text installer for
Scientific Linux 6.1 (which is literally just RHEL minus the branding), and went through every step till I specify "use entire disk"
during install and start the installation process.

At this point, I would see messages saying the installer is
partitioning the hard disk, copying files, etc., then always the same

"An error occurred mounting device /dev/sdb1 as /boot/efi: mount
failed: (9, None). This is a fatal error and the install cannot

Here is a screen shot via my phone:

Note: /dev/sda is my hard disk, and my USB drive is apparently mounted
in /dev/sdb

I also uploaded the console outputs:

4th console:

5th console:

Looks like from the 4th console it says:

"set SELinux context for mountpoint /boot/efi to system_ubject_r:boot_t:s0"

Followed by the error:

"FSError: mount failed: (9, None)"

Does anyone know what this means and how I can resolve the issue?

Old 08-04-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
John VV
LQ Muse
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 15,659

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
did you try formatting the drive to ext3 beforhand
or leaving it just as a blank unformated drive

partition it first and then install sl6
I normally make a custom layout first
/boot 100 meg ( 1 gig for fedora )
SWAP 2 to 4 gig
/ 20 gig
/home 20 gig
DATA -- the rest of the drive

then do a "custom" install of sl6

that is what i did for a 10 year old 32 bit box and a new 64 bit computer
Old 08-05-2011, 05:11 PM   #3
Registered: Oct 2009
Distribution: Scientific Linux 6
Posts: 90

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 16
I tried to erase the internal HD completely and restarting the install. The installer looked fine, and I made sure my USB drive is not part of the install. However:

1. My USB ended up as /dev/sda while my internal HD is /dev/sdb, this doesn't look right. Even if I successfully install wouldn't the system fail to start once I remove my USB drive?

2. I made sure my USB drive is not listed as a drive for the system to be installed onto, but when I start the installation I get an error saying it can't find the "ISO 9001 install image #1".

Are these two related? How can I alleviate this and continue with the install? Thanks.


error, fatal, installation, usb

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FATAL Error on Interfacing USB Wifi dongle with Linux (Fedora 8): subbu.chen Linux - Software 1 06-14-2010 07:07 AM
modprobe usb-storage: FATAL: Error inserting annekaelber Linux - Software 3 06-08-2010 12:34 AM
Fatal error on install WDSnav Mandriva 3 12-27-2006 09:28 AM
Install error: fatal error attempting to install <pkgpath & name> gmartin Slackware - Installation 24 02-17-2005 05:26 PM
Fatal Error install St4ckHOu5e Debian 0 01-18-2005 09:25 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration