I can't install ubuntu natty server on a iscsi root device

Serge Hallyn serge.hallyn at canonical.com
Mon May 16 20:33:13 UTC 2011

Quoting carlopmart (carlopmart at gmail.com):
> On 05/16/2011 08:48 PM, Serge Hallyn wrote:
> >Quoting carlopmart (carlopmart at gmail.com):
> >>Hi all,
> >>
> >>  I am trying to install natty server edition on a iscsi root drive
> >>(iscsi target is a rhel6 host). During installation all works ok, I
> >>can connect to iscsi target, partition disk, install packages, etc.
> >>But when ubuntu reboots, nothing appears, screen is black.
> >>
> >>  How can I debug this?? or Is this a bug?? I am installing this
> >>natty server as a kvm guest under a rhel6 kvm host.
> >
> >It sounds like a bug, but to talk about it intelligently it'd be
> >nice to have precise reproduction instructions.  I'd encourage you
> >to file a bug, so we can collect all the information there.  Feel
> >free to file it against 'qemu-kvm (Ubuntu)'.  If it turns out to
> >be something else, we'll re-target it.
> >
> >To see how I tested iscsi last year, search for 'iscsi boot' at
> >https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VirtFeatureVerification.
> >
> >thanks,
> >-serge
> Thanks Serge ... I didn't tried to make an iscsi install like appears here:
> http://berrange.com/posts/2010/05/05/provisioning-kvm-virtual-machines-on-iscsi-the-hard-way-part-2-of-2/
> I have tried to install it directly to iscsi san like a physical
> host. Using berrange procedure is like to use RDM in vmware ... Very
> interesting.
> But one question, can I use virtio device instead of ide like in
> berrange's doc appears for iscsi disk??

Should be able to, yes.  In the end kvm will just treat it as any
raw backing device.  If it doesn't work, please do file a bug.


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