Re: jessie won't install/boot on a Dell Poweredge R815
Please note that bootint with rootdelay=20 does not solve the problem. It only
1. If I attempt a fresh USB install of jessie, when md0 is correctly built
before the install, the process of doing the fresh install breaks
md0. When it gets to grub install, components of md0 are missing (even
though all six components were present before the install). And
grub-install fails. At this point it is impossible to complete the install
and produce a bootable system.
2. If I do a fresh minimal USB install of wheezy, rebuilding md0 in the
process, and then do a dist-upgrade to jessie, I can manually add
rootdelay=20 in grub and boot into jessie with all six components of md0
present. But if I do so, then after boot, if I do dpkg-reconfigure pc-grub,
doing that gives errors, drops components of md0, precludes me from adding
them back, fails to install grub, and leaves the machine in an unbootable
I fear that there is a problem writing to disk. Even if I boot with
rootdelay=20, unless the kind of writes that dpkg-reconfigure pc-grub does are
different, doing ordinary writes to disk may also corrupt the disk.
Please let me know what new information you would like me to gather.