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conus_12km_data_v3 runtime errors

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I am trying to run my first WRF (WRF-4.2.1) model using the conus12km dataset (wrfbdy_d01, namelist.input, wrfrst_d01_2001-10-25_00_00_00).
Initially WRF complained about the version the data and suggested to fix it with
force_use_old_data = T
then with
use_baseparam_fr_nml  = .t.
and after those changes WRF does not seem to run properly (no "wrf: SUCCESS COMPLETE WRF") with "Command exited with non-zero status 1"). The rsl.error.0000 files indicates the following error:

module_io_quilt_old.F        2931 F
Quilting with   1 groups of   0 I/O tasks.
 Ntasks in X           16 , ntasks in Y           16
  Domain # 1: dx = 12000.000 m
 Parent domain
 ids,ide,jds,jde            1         425           1         300
 ims,ime,jms,jme           48          88         126         157
 ips,ipe,jps,jpe           55          81         133         150
DYNAMICS OPTION: Eulerian Mass Coordinate
   alloc_space_field: domain            1 ,               28179652  bytes allocated
 RESTART run: opening wrfrst_d01_2001-10-25_00_00_00 for reading
   This input data is not V4:  OUTPUT FROM WRF V3.0 MODEL
   Input data is acceptable to use:
Max map factor in domain 1 =  1.05. Scale the dt in the model accordingly.
 D01: Time step                              =    72.00000      (s)
 D01: Grid Distance                          =    12.00000      (km)
 D01: Grid Distance Ratio dt/dx              =    6.000000      (s/km)
 D01: Ratio Including Maximum Map Factor     =    6.321877      (s/km)
 D01: NML defined reasonable_time_step_ratio =    6.000000
-------------- FATAL CALLED ---------------
FATAL CALLED FROM FILE:  <stdin>  LINE:    7619
module_ra_rrtm: error opening RRTM_DATA on unit   10
Abort(1) on node 0 (rank 0 in comm 0): application called MPI_Abort(MPI_COMM_WORLD, 1) - process 0
Please send me your namelist.input to take a look.
By the way, did you run WPSV4.2.1 to generate wrfinput and wrfbdy? If not, do you know what WPS version is used to produce these data?