[ipxe-devel] Booting diskless Ubuntu from iSCSI

Oliver Rath rath at mglug.de
Sun Mar 6 09:38:21 UTC 2016

Hi Robert,

first, your ipxe config for installation looks good.

You need to install the open-iscsi package into your ubuntu-installation
and update your initramfs. I didnt find this in your preseed file.

Furthermore, the kernel-parameter matching imho lowercase only (taken
from /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/local-top/iscsi from the
open-iscsi package).


Am 05.03.2016 um 23:28 schrieb Robert Nelson:
> Hello,
> I am trying to boot Ubuntu 15.10 from an iSCSI target with iPXE, but it
> fails to load the grub menu.
> Here is the message I get:
> Grub says:
> Starting Hardware Identifier
> Registered SAN device 0x80
> Booting from SAN device 0x80
> error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'
> Entering rescue mode...
> grub rescue>
> I managed to iPXE boot the Ubuntu 15.10 installer and successfully
> installed Ubuntu to the iSCSI target, but it will not boot properly.
> I am using FreeNAS as the iSCSI target.
> Attached are my ipxe.menu and Ubuntu preseed.cfg files
> I am using the ubuntuiscsiinstall menu item to install Ubuntu and
> the identifyhardware menu item to boot it.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> --Robert Nelson
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