On Sun, 2017-03-12 at 13:59 +0100, Peter Rohm wrote: > Package: installation-reports > Severity: normal > > Dear Maintainer, > > if you do a stretch installation with an ISCSI destination for the root fs > works, but afterwards it is not bootable. Grub is unable to boot direct into an > ISCSI destination. It can if the network card's 'expansion ROM' provides an iSCSI driver for the system firmware (BIOS/UEFI). > Solutions > 1. At least: The debian installer should inform the user about the need for a > local /boot partition. > 2. The debian should force the user to create a local /boot boot partition. [...] I disagree, as this is not always necessary. However I don't know how the installer can tell whether it is necessary. When an x86 system is booted from iSCSI, there should be an iBFT (visible under /sys/firmware/) specifying the configuration that was used. I don't know if that is still present when boot-from-iSCSI is supported but was not used. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Horngren's Observation: Among economists, the real world is often a special case.
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