Bug#867898: AW: Bug#867898: debian-installer-netboot-images: debian-installer-9-netboot-amd64 scsi modules missing. Netboot image unusable
which driver module has been used within your tests? In my version of netboot.tar.gz (initrd), the modules for LSI controllers (mptspi) were missing.
So even on a simple VMware VM, no disks have been detected.
Von: Marc N [mailto:email@example.com]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 2. August 2017 13:38
An: Steve McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Cyril Brulebois <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: Paschedag, Robert <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Betreff: Re: Bug#867898: debian-installer-netboot-images: debian-installer-9-netboot-amd64 scsi modules missing. Netboot image unusable
Steve, what is the suggested resolution then?
For testing, I booted the initrd's and kernels extracted from standard DVD and netboot iso's via PXE. While they cannot progress further for obvious reasons, by switching to tty2, /dev/sda does appear in the listing. Those do ship with the correct modules.
1/ What would be the negative aspect of removing the scsi modules from the
exclude-udeb-* lists, following the package mergers mentioned before?
2/ Also, I'm not too familiar with how the netboot is constructed, is there another way to have these drivers bundled in the netboot tar.gz (CONF.sh?)?