Sorry phone slipped I meant GPT of course.

Not all BIOS can boot GPT typically only EFI BIOS recognize GPT disks for booting.

-Ross


On Jun 25, 2011, at 9:59 PM, "Ross S. W. Walker" <RWalker@medallion.com> wrote:


If the disk is greater then 2TB then it will make it GPY

On Jun 25, 2011, at 9:57 PM, "Ryan Holt" <ryan@ryanholt.net> wrote:

OK I think I may have an idea as to the problem. The Windows installer disk is creating a GPT partition table on my physical disks and also trying to do the same thing on my iSCSI LUN. It appears that I can’t boot off a GPT partition table when it’s coming from the LUN, but when I boot from a local disk it works fine.

 

My other server which boots off the iSCSI LUN has an MBR partition table. Trying to force the system to install on a MBR partition table now.

 

Thanks,

Ryan

 

From: Ryan Holt
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 8:48 PM
To: 'Ross S. W. Walker'
Cc: 'Hengesbach, Jeff'; 'iscsitarget-devel@lists.sourceforge.net'
Subject: RE: [Iscsitarget-devel] Issue with sanbooting Server 2008R2

 

I just attempted to install to a SATA drive and then copy the partitions into the iSCSI LUN per the guide here:

 

http://www.etherboot.org/wiki/sanboot/win2k8_physical

 

It will boot off the SAN but will reboot after it scrolls through a few of the loading Windows screens.

 

Thanks,

Ryan

 

From: Ryan Holt
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 8:24 PM
To: 'Ross S. W. Walker'
Cc: Hengesbach, Jeff; iscsitarget-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: RE: [Iscsitarget-devel] Issue with sanbooting Server 2008R2

 

My logs are pretty much identical to what’s posted here:

 

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserversetup/thread/8568362a-0140-4fbd-930d-792a98bdc7c4/

 

He points to an issue with his Bios. I have the latest bios version available. Additionally, the working system has an identical bios setup as the non-working system. I believe the line:

 

[0x0606cc] IBS    DiskInfo:  No available ARC path

 

May point to the problem.

 

Thanks,

Ryan

 

From: Ross S. W. Walker [mailto:RWalker@medallion.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 8:21 PM
To: Ryan Holt
Cc: Hengesbach, Jeff; iscsitarget-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Iscsitarget-devel] Issue with sanbooting Server 2008R2

 

 

Ok, then is there a way to get more diagnostic info from Windows on why it finds the volume unacceptable?

 

-Ross



On Jun 25, 2011, at 8:07 PM, "Ryan Holt" <ryan@ryanholt.net> wrote:

I'm using the latest trunk version as of 6/24.
 
"Ross S. W. Walker" <RWalker@medallion.com> wrote:
 

 

Which version is this again?

 

If it's earlier then 1.4.20, make sure you define the ScsiId and ScsiSN, each LUN should have a different one.

 

-Ross



On Jun 25, 2011, at 3:57 PM, "Ryan Holt" <ryan@ryanholt.net> wrote:

Hi Ross,
 
Thanks for the tip. I changed everything back to Lun0 (dhcp and iet configuration. Problem persists. I also removed all other luns for the time being... problem persists. I've tried installing via a DVD and also the IPMI ISO mapping. Same results. Any other ideas?
 
Thanks!
Ryan
 
"Ross S. W. Walker" <RWalker@medallion.com> wrote:
 

 

I believe Windows requires all boot volumes to be LUN 0 and besides that the SCSI requirement is that LUN 0 MUST exist before any other LUN on a target.

 

 

-Ross



On Jun 24, 2011, at 5:09 PM, "Ryan Holt" <ryan@ryanholt.net> wrote:

Hi Jeff,
 
You can change the LUN through the DHCP root-path line. I changes to LUN 2 just to test that theory out. Got the same result when I had it set to LUN 0. Hv01 is the one I can't get to boot.
 
"Hengesbach, Jeff" <jrhengesbach@akplastics.com> wrote:
 

Just a guess Ryan but does SAN boot require LUN 0?

 

Is target “iqn.2011-04.local.lab.storage:hv01” the one you’re having trouble with?

 

Jeff

 

From: Ryan Holt [mailto:ryan@ryanholt.net]
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 2:05 PM
To: iscsitarget-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Iscsitarget-devel] Issue with sanbooting Server 2008R2

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I’m pretty certain that I’ve got IET configured properly but would like a sanity check. I’ve got an OpenSuse server with the latest trunk version of IET serving out LVs to two physical servers that are diskless. I’ve burned iPXE into the NIC cards on those two servers and have configured DHCP to pass the proper LUN to the servers. One of the servers I built a few months ago and just recently got the second server. I was able to install Server 2008 R2 directly to the iSCSI LUN from within the setup media on the first server but now when I go to install Server 2008R2 on the second server I get notes that the location is invalid for installation. The server sees the LUN, just won’t install to it.

 

I used DD to copy from the working LUN to the new LUN and the new server boots up fine. I’ve followed the guide located here:

 

http://www.etherboot.org/wiki/sanboot/win2k8_iscsi_install

 

Here’s my /etc/ietd.conf:

 

 

storage:~ # cat /etc/ietd.conf

Target iqn.2011-04.local.lab.storage:hv00

Lun 0 Path=/dev/StoragePool/hv00,Type=fileio

MaxConnections 1

 

Target iqn.2011-04.local.lab.storage:hv01

Lun 2 Path=/dev/StoragePool/hv01,Type=fileio

MaxConnections 1

 

Target iqn.2011-04.local.lab.storage:vmstorage

Lun 0 Path=/dev/HVVMs/srv00,Type=fileio

Lun 1 Path=/dev/HVVMs/srv01,Type=fileio

 

I’m pretty certain that I have the LUN and IET configured correctly but feel like there’s some silly configuration I may be missing. Anybody have any pointers?

 

Thanks,

Ryan

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