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Bug#857547: installation-reports: installing stretch on ISCSI destination without local /boot partition possible

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 Hutchings
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