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Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Fri May 08, 2020 7:35 pm

Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server for Hardware compatibility testing?
didn't find iso cd-rom or img disk to x86 server
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Fri May 08, 2020 7:47 pm

Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server for Hardware compatibility testing?
didn't find iso cd-rom or img disk to x86 server
You can find them here: https://mikrotik.com/download
The page https://mikrotik.com/software says:
Installing RouterOS on an x86 machine is very simple
PC: Download the ISO image, burn it to CD and boot from it. Your new router will run for 24 hours without a license (turn it off to stop the timer). During this time you can try all the features of RouterOS.
Other x86: Netinstall will write RouterOS to any secondary drive you have attached to your Windows PC. Move the drive to your Router PC and boot it.
Yes, the x86 7.0beta5 ISO is missing, then you can use the above said netinstall method as the latest beta is avail for it.
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Fri May 08, 2020 9:46 pm

I already tried to use netinstall to generate boot disk, however I have an error when trying to generate.
and also tried using a netinstal 6.x with npk file from 7.0 without success.
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Fri May 08, 2020 11:57 pm

You can try installing 6.x, then updating to 7.x beta. Doing this on USB flash drive or HDD hooked up to USB using SATA to USB adapter works well. And you can do it using any PC or notebook (which ROS 6.x will have drivers for and can boot from USB). Or using vmware, it will boot 6.x ISO to install 6.x, then update it to 7.x and finally write virtual disk file to real disk.
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Mon May 11, 2020 7:54 pm

I had tried to do that too,
but I got an error that the installation of 6.x should be licensed to be able to upgrade to 7.x
I'm not in the mood to risk losing a RouterOS license just for compatibility testing.
But thanks for the suggestion.
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Wed May 13, 2020 9:37 pm

I had tried to do that too,
but I got an error that the installation of 6.x should be licensed to be able to upgrade to 7.x
I'm not in the mood to risk losing a RouterOS license just for compatibility testing.
But thanks for the suggestion.
I also have the same result.

Has anyone been able to use it on x86
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Wed May 13, 2020 11:34 pm

I just tried and I was able to make bootable USB flash with beta5 like this:
1) Start mikrotik netinstall v7.0beta4 : http://www.mikrotik-software.de/downloa ... 0beta4.zip
2) Then download beta5 npk, put it into new directory, select it in netinstall
3) Select USB flash drive in drive list and click install (MAKE SURE IT'S REALLY USB FLASH DRIVE, NOT YOUR HDD!!!)
4) Remove USB flash and plug it into PC with NO HDD CONNECTED. If there is HDD, it's possible for install to install ROS directly on it, wiping it in the process!!!!
5) I used vmware virtual machine, with no disk, only PLOP boot manager ISO in cdrom (for usb booting)
6) Boot vmware, in removable devices find USB flash drive and connect it to the VM, then boot from USB
7) ROS installer will run, installing ROS to the USB flash drive
8) You can now boot ROS from the usb flash drive on any PC, with no harm to installed HDD
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Thu May 14, 2020 5:16 am

I just tried and I was able to make bootable USB flash with beta5 like this:
1) Start mikrotik netinstall v7.0beta4 : http://www.mikrotik-software.de/downloa ... 0beta4.zip
2) Then download beta5 npk, put it into new directory, select it in netinstall
3) Select USB flash drive in drive list and click install (MAKE SURE IT'S REALLY USB FLASH DRIVE, NOT YOUR HDD!!!)
4) Remove USB flash and plug it into PC with NO HDD CONNECTED. If there is HDD, it's possible for install to install ROS directly on it, wiping it in the process!!!!
5) I used vmware virtual machine, with no disk, only PLOP boot manager ISO in cdrom (for usb booting)
6) Boot vmware, in removable devices find USB flash drive and connect it to the VM, then boot from USB
7) ROS installer will run, installing ROS to the USB flash drive
8) You can now boot ROS from the usb flash drive on any PC, with no harm to installed HDD
Thanks for the help

throws an error when trying to install pendriver
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Thu May 14, 2020 9:31 am

Either You can use the .iso image provided by this link (ISO file should also be accessible in download.mikrotik.com page on the next release) - https://box.mikrotik.com/f/092549ada5484eeab7bb/
Or You can download netinstall-7.0beta5 and install via PXE boot (feature added as of 7.0beta5).
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Thu May 14, 2020 5:05 pm

Or You can download netinstall-7.0beta5 and install via PXE boot (feature added as of 7.0beta5).
PXE boot: That's really nice to have, it makes installing on remote system much more easier.
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Sat May 16, 2020 10:01 pm

Either You can use the .iso image provided by this link (ISO file should also be accessible in download.mikrotik.com page on the next release) - https://box.mikrotik.com/f/092549ada5484eeab7bb/
Or You can download netinstall-7.0beta5 and install via PXE boot (feature added as of 7.0beta5).
thanks, it worked for me
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Wed May 20, 2020 6:41 pm

I was not successful with the test machine.
On DELL R440 when booting from ISO, a reboot takes place.
Probably version 7.x is also not compatible with this hardware?
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Wed May 20, 2020 7:57 pm

I used the virtual box for the boot,
I installed mkt 7 on a disk successfully.
So I converted it to raw image and recorded this image on an SSD to boot the physical machine.
When booting with DELL R440, "Load System" message appears and then within a few seconds the machine resets.
Something on mikrotik is not compatible with this machine.
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Wed May 20, 2020 9:21 pm

More likely something doesn't get loaded correctly. Mind that BIOS/UEFI can't load linux kernel directly, there has to be intermediate loader (such as grub). If something fails (either BIOS loading intermediate or intermediate loading kernel), random things happen (most often machine reset).

Which means that Dell machine might be compatible with ROS but the procedure for creating bootable disk is error prone.
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Thu May 21, 2020 9:17 am

Please send an email to support@mikrotik.com with specifics about the server and experienced issues.
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Thu May 21, 2020 3:25 pm

If only ROS output normal Linux boot messages during startup, so you would actually know what's happening.... oh well...
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server

Thu May 21, 2020 5:23 pm

Please send an email to support@mikrotik.com with specifics about the server and experienced issues.
Thank you, I will do it!
 
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Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server  [SOLVED]

Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:44 pm

Problem solved!

For some reason, on the Dell R440/540 it is necessary to disable the option in BIOS x2APIC mode (at least in the beta7 version of ROS7).
"X2APIC mode" -> Disable

After that, it worked perfectly.

PS. Before the solution, I activated email support, they were very attentive and helped with the solution.

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