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

carlopmart carlopmart at gmail.com
Mon May 16 21:11:09 UTC 2011

On 05/16/2011 10:33 PM, Serge Hallyn wrote:
> 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.

Ok, I have tested and I works ...

many thanks.

CL Martinez
carlopmart {at} gmail {d0t} com

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