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Booting Ubuntu 20.04 image from iSCSI does not seem to work…

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Hi,

I would like to use my Synology machine as a SAN iSCSI target as per the howto from the Berryboot website. I can make it to work with Raspbian and OpenSUSE (install from berryboot menu, machine boots ok, gets its static IP address from the cmdlines.txt file and I can login) but neither the Ubuntu 18.04 (from BerryBoot) or Ubuntu 20.04 (from your testing repository) seem to go that far: the Pi can’t seems to get to the point of getting its network interface working (no IP showing in Angry IP).

Is there a solution to his issue? I have standardize my setup on Ubuntu and would like to have the best performances w/o dealing with an OS on the SD card…

Best regards

Sylvain

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Hi Sylvain, ok, try this and let me know if that resolve the issue at your end.

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Hi,

Sorry for the late answer… Yeah, I know the solution you suggest but for my project, it is kind of impractical… I want to build a Pi 4 cluster headless; if I need to connect to a monitor/keyboard for each Pi, it would be a problem. I was expecting a headless first access like using Raspberry Pi Imager using ubuntu/ubuntu and then changing the password. I can live with DHCP adressing but this is a killer…

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S

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Hi Sylvain,

Quick suggestion, open a new issue here:

https://github.com/maxnet/berryboot/issues

That Github website is maintained by @maxnet, he’s the lead developer of Berryboot, I’m sure he will guide you to find a fix to the issue.

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HI,

Just did so 😉 We”ll see how it develops.

Best regards

S

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Hi again,

Ok, explored a bit further… I thought that I had upgraded the EEPROM on my Pi 4 to the latest stable but it seemed that I had not done it correctly/completely… I did it (June 15 version) and confirmed and I can get further 😉 and went into installing Ubuntu 20.04 server image on iSCSI. However, I have now two issues:

  • The Ubuntu server gets its address through DHCP from my router and is not using the static IP set in Berryboot.
  • Which leads me to my last but most important problem: when I get to ssh into my Pi let’s say [email protected], I get this message:[email protected]: Permission denied (publickey)

    I was under the impression that user root needed no password?

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S

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Hi,

Everything is done via Ethernet: I am using the Pi for bioinformatics data mining and WiFi is inadequate 😉 In addition, this is a first step to a PoE cluster.

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S

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Hi Sylvain, I see, quick question: you do all this by ethernet cable or Wi-Fi?

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Hi,

I explored further, trying to install on a usb stick instead of iSCSI and I got similar issues: openSuSE and Raspbian Lite work ok booting from the stick but Ubuntu 18.04 or 20.04 never show up on the network…

FYI: I had forgotten to mention that I am using one of the new 8Gb Model 4B Pi.

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S

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