Deanna
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Questions about getting ready for your Red Hat remote exam?

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cmattern
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Hi swapon,

Can you elaborate on the difficulties? Key points that will help us help you are:

  1. What operating system are you using to burn the image to the USB drive?
  2. What application are you using to to burn the image to the USB drive?
  3. Are you having the issue while burning and if so what is the error?
  4. If the issue is not in the burning can you describe the boot issue?

Regards,
Chuck

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Duds
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Hi,

I have an exam on Wednesday, 4 January. And I'm having problems with the exam LiveUSB. I formatted an pendrive using Fedora Media Writer and rhrexboot iso.

But every time I boot to the pendrive, I get stuck with the mobo symbol on screen, without signal of progression. I waited for 30 minutes and nothing. I think my system isn't compatible (AMD Ryzen CPU, NVIDIA RTX 30 Series) or maybe I have to change some setting in the BIOS.

Any help wil be much appreciated,
Thanks.

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AnithaRaaji
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Hi,

Yes, Latest model laptop/Pc with AMD Ryzen CPU, NVIDIA RTX 30 Series has compatibility issue with Live ISO. You can try an alternate system.

 Red Hat has to cope with a few security concerns and challenges to protect its intellectual property and exam consistency. Creating a system bootable on the entire ever-expanding group of hardware is a difficult task, especially meeting the above-mentioned security and other criteria. 
The Remote Exam ISO is a spin-off from the regular Fedora WorkStation 32 base image. We get a lot of candidates who have high-end gaming systems or the latest generation Apple systems that do not work with Remote Exam LiveUSB. It is a challenge to test various hardware available in the market and to develop an ISO compatible with all of them, our developers are doing their best to make the ISO compatible with the most commonly used systems. 

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Duds
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Thanks for the reply @AnithaRaaji.

I successfully ran the exam ISO on an Dell laptop (intel CPU, nvidia MX 150 GPU) and another Ryzen Desktop (amd ryzen CPU, amd rx480 GPU). So I suppose the main problem in my case is the NVIDIA GPU of my PC. Just some info.

It would be nice to have a topic on the ebook "Red Hat remote exam" talking about hardware compatibility.

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PetrCihlar
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Hi
Ryzen CPU, NVIDIA RTX > incompatible
Are you sure this HW complies with Fedora 33 the Remote Exam live USB is based on?
Does this older Fedora version include drivers (modules) for your newer CPU, Chipset and GPU? I doubt.

 

Petr Cihlar
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swapon
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Hi ,For remote RHCSA exam, after installation fedora media writer, when I select hard disk usb drive it shows secure boot violation. Thats why I could not finish the process.

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AnithaRaaji
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Hi,

You can try this old iso if you have secure boot enabled in your system.

https://static.redhat.com/downloads/training-certification/rhrexboot-2020-08.iso

You can contact RE readiness support chat at : https://red.ht/remote-exam-chat 

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cmattern
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I ran into the same issue myself.

The bootable image does not support secure boot and, for the test, you would need to disable that in the BIOS then you can re-enable it afterward. There shold be a boot screen of some type which will prompt you with a key to press to get into your BIOS, if that is not showing up I'd reccommend searching on the vendor type of the laptop for the key press combination, it is PC vendor and not CPU vendor specific.

I hope this is helpful.

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Hi there,

I have a question regarding my room set-up during the remote exam. I have a few large bookshelves with many books etc, at the opposite side of my desk (so facing my back). Will I have to remove the contents of these bookshelves for the exam? This could take me a couple of hours easily so I'm kind of hoping it's not necessary.

Thank you in advance!

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PetrCihlar
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just cover it with a blanket. It should be ok I believe. 

Petr Cihlar
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