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Re: [Chugalug] Chugalug Digest, Vol 10, Issue 6

Peter Veotsch
I have several r710's running ubuntu on raid configurations.  The installs were straightforward, but the UEFI is probably the problem.  Switch to "Bios" boot in the setup, reboot, then install.  Hope this works for you.



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  1. Installing Ubuntu or Debian onto a Dell RAID (David White)
  2. Re: Installing Ubuntu or Debian onto a Dell RAID (Ed King)


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Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:57:34 -0400
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Subject: [Chugalug] Installing Ubuntu or Debian onto a Dell RAID
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I did a fresh install, from a Live USB image, of Ubuntu (Desktop) onto a
Dell PowerEdge R710 with a Dell Perc RAID controller.

The install worked fine, but after rebooting, the PowerEdge eventually
dumped me into a Grub rescue shell. I fiddled around with Ubuntu's settings
for over 30 minutes, and did what Googling I could from my phone. My theory
is/was that Ubuntu installed the Grub boot loader onto the USB and not onto
the server's RAID.

I've dealt with this situation before, but it's been a while...

So I punted, and tried to install Debian Minimal instead. It didn't have
the drivers for the network adapters, but the install of the base system
otherwise worked fine. When it came to installing the Grub boot loader, I
specifically told Grub to install onto the RAID controller and not onto the
USB drive (an option that the Ubuntu installer didn't give me).

I rebooted, and ran into the exact same issue.

After getting back to my office and in front of a real computer screen, I
found this interesting blog post on the topic:

Given that I had the same issue with the Debian install and making sure
Debian installed Grub onto the right device, I'm not confident that the
above instructions will do the trick.

Any suggestions on what I can try or what I should look for when I go back
to do further work on this hardware?

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David White
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Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 05:28:07 +0000
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Subject: [Chugalug] Installing Ubuntu or Debian onto a Dell RAID

I did a fresh install, from a Live USB image, of Ubuntu (Desktop) onto a Dell PowerEdge R710 with a Dell Perc RAID controller.

The install worked fine, but after rebooting, the PowerEdge eventually dumped me into a Grub rescue shell. I fiddled around with Ubuntu's settings for over 30 minutes, and did what Googling I could from my phone. My theory is/was that Ubuntu installed the Grub boot loader onto the USB and not onto the server's RAID.

I've dealt with this situation before, but it's been a while...

So I punted, and tried to install Debian Minimal instead. It didn't have the drivers for the network adapters, but the install of the base system otherwise worked fine. When it came to installing the Grub boot loader, I specifically told Grub to install onto the RAID controller and not onto the USB drive (an option that the Ubuntu installer didn't give me).

I rebooted, and ran into the exact same issue.

After getting back to my office and in front of a real computer screen, I found this interesting blog post on the topic: http://markmaunder.com/2015/02/28/installing-ubuntu-14-10-on-a-dell-r630-with-perc-h730-hardware-raid-10/
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Given that I had the same issue with the Debian install and making sure Debian installed Grub onto the right device, I'm not confident that the above instructions will do the trick.

Any suggestions on what I can try or what I should look for when I go back to do further work on this hardware?

--
David White
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