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Bug#862369: debian-installer: Manual installation with root on lvm/raid 1 does not boot

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Al Grimstad <agrimstad@gmail.com> (2017-05-11):
> Package: debian-installer
> Version: RC3
> Severity: normal

Setting the right version.

> After performing an installation of Stretch RC3, the installation will not
> boot.
> The problem is that grub is not being invoked correctly. My hardware is two
> SATA drives configured as a single RAID1 array and this array used for one
> lvm volume group. Root (which contains /boot and /usr) is one logical volume.
> At the end of the installation I used the installer interface to write the
> MBR to BOTH /dev/sda and /dev/sdb.

Did writing to both /dev/sda and /dev/sdb work or report a failure at this
point? Also, when you say installer interface, you mean answering the
grub-installer prompt during the installation process, rather than switching
to a console and typing commands there, right?

> To fix the problem, I used the installer cd to go into recovery mode.
> In this mode I was able to write the MBR to /dev/sda and /dev/sdb and
> the installation now boots normally.
> My hardware is intel 64 bit on an ASUS mobo. The kernel is
> vmlinuz-4.9.0-2-amd64.

Please provide installation logs (/var/log/installer has them), esp. syslog,
as we would expect from installation reports (see [1] for more info).

 1. https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/amd64/ch05s04.html.en#problem-report

I haven't tried LVM-on-RAID1 without separate /boot yet, so I'm not sure
it's expected to work directly; but I know for sure that LVM-on-RAID1 with
separate /boot should work just fine.


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