maas grub issue

Daniel Bidwell drbidwell at
Thu Oct 6 15:39:55 UTC 2016

I forgot the cross-post to maas-devel until after I sent this one and
sent it there also.

I have some older servers in my test cluster that will only do
wakeonlan and not ipmi.  I was told that wakeonlan was no longer
available in maas 2.0 and was trying to keep my test cluster on the
same software as my production cluster.  The old servers are HP DL-
180's and they only do wakeonlan and something that I have been lead to
believe is proprietary.  I would love to be wrong about the wakeonlan
and maas 2.0 though.

On Thu, 2016-10-06 at 08:22 -0700, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> 'scuse the cross-post but I think you'll get a faster answer from
> maas-devel. I'll start by asking if you've tried MAAS 2.0?
> Mark
> On 06/10/16 08:18, Daniel Bidwell wrote:
> > 
> > I have a maas-1.9.4 with servers with 4 2T disks for data storage
> > and a
> > 120GB disk on an onboard controller for the system disk.  Maas is
> > deploying ubuntu 16.04 on the servers.  Ubuntu 16.04 labels the
> > 120GB
> > system disk as /dev/sde, not /dev/sda.  In maas I can define the
> > /sdev/sde disk as the system disk.
> > 
> > juju bootstrap deploys the system and installs the OS on /dev/sde1
> > but
> > fails to write the grub record to /dev/sde and leaves the disk
> > unbootable.  The system fails over to booting from an ephemeral
> > iscsi
> > file system where I can examine the state of the machine.
> > 
> > The disk is formated with a GPT partition table which grub will not
> > write to unless I manually create a small partition as partition 1
> > with
> > blocks from 34-2047 and the system partition as partition 2.
> > 
> > This manual step really not acceptable for deploying from juju and
> > maas.
> > 
> > How do I get maas to deploy the system in a way that it will boot
> > without manual editing?
Daniel Bidwell <drbidwell at>

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