System fails to reboot after eucalyptus preseeded instlation

Bug #556833 reported by Mathias Gug
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eucalyptus (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

When installing on a HP Proliant 380 system using preseeds the system fails to boot properly after installation.

According to the serial console it gets stuck at Booting from Hard Disk (C:).

Installing without the eucalyptus-udeb leads to a working base system (non-UEC).

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Mathias Gug (mathiaz) wrote :

I've attached a preseed file that fails to reboot correctly.

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C de-Avillez (hggdh2) wrote :
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Thierry Carrez (ttx) wrote :

Re: "Installing without the eucalyptus-udeb leads to a working base system (non-UEC)"
Could you attach the preseed used in that case, and the resulting installation syslog ?

It's strange that eucalyptus-udeb would create a divergence here (it doesn't affect the part of the install that takes care of the bootloader), especially since a clc+walrus install doesn't download any preseed that could affect the debconf settings...

Changed in eucalyptus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete
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Thierry Carrez (ttx) wrote :

Also I just tried my own CLC/Walrus preseeded install on a cloud-in-a-bag laptop, and it reboots alright.
See attached preseed.

However there is definitely some tricks involved around disk order detection in netboot (partman shows the only disk as /dev/sdb -- SCSI2). See in my preseed:

d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sdb
d-i grub-installer/bootdev string /dev/sda

I don't see how that would be related to eucalyptus-udeb, though...

Changed in eucalyptus (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
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Thierry Carrez (ttx) wrote :

The netboot ordering is a red herring, but getting the install syslog for the non-uec case would still be interesting.

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Mathias Gug (mathiaz) wrote :

Marc Tardif suggested to add a "; true" at the end of the late_command.

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Mathias Gug (mathiaz) wrote :

Both the preseed and the log of a failing installation are attached to the bug report.

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Thierry Carrez (ttx) wrote :

@Mathias: see my question at comment 3, the attached preseed and log are about the failing UEC install, not the corresponding (working) non-UEC install on the same hardware. I'm trying to understand what makes this bug UEC-specific.

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Thierry Carrez (ttx) wrote :

Downgrading prio since that could not be reproduced outside the testrig

Changed in eucalyptus (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Medium
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for eucalyptus (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in eucalyptus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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