[Bug 1690228] Comment bridged from LTC Bugzilla

Nish Aravamudan nish.aravamudan at canonical.com
Thu Jun 22 17:39:28 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:23 AM, Nish Aravamudan
<nish.aravamudan at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 7:49 AM, bugproxy <bugproxy at us.ibm.com> wrote:
>> ------- Comment From gpiccoli at br.ibm.com 2017-06-22 10:44 EDT-------
>> Hi folks, I just tested multiple versions of Ubuntu, and will paste a matrix with the results.
>> ethtool is present?
>> |During installer                              |On distro, after first boot
>> 16.04.2 (ISO)                                               |          NO                                       |                  YES
>> 16.04.3 (beta installer/netboot)                    |          NO                                       |                   NO
>> 17.04 (netboot)                                            |          NO                                       |                   NO
>> 17.10 (beta installer/netboot)                       |          NO                                       |                   NO
> For the three netboot cases, what is your source for the netboot
> image? URL, etc.

I think this might be the disconnect -- the netboot image is a minimal
image, agnostic to installation tasks (it just gets you into the
installer environment). It does *not*, in contrast to the Ubuntu
Server ISO from releases.ubuntu.com, have any tasks pre-selected
specifically for server.

So, if you want to install "Ubuntu Server" via netboot, you must
select the "Basic Ubuntu Server" task as you reported (I think) (you
might also be able to preseed this, if you want to specifically test
this always).

Otherwise the 'seeded' entries for server will not be installed.

Now, this leads to the other issue (as I mentioned in a prior comment)
-- that you might also need ethtool itself in the minimal netboot
environment, in order to set some hardware values. I think that
decision needs to be made by the Foundations folks who are watching
this bug (Steve?).

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