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sanboot:fedora_iscsi_install [2007/11/10 07:49]
mcb30 created
sanboot:fedora_iscsi_install [2010/01/08 13:46] (current)
mdomsch Fedora 12 works fine
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-====== Installing Fedora to an iSCSI target ​======+== Installing Fedora to an iSCSI target ==
  
-The Fedora ​installation process is somewhat fragile, ​and the built-in support for iSCSI installation does not function properly. ​ However, it is possible to work around this limitation and install to an iSCSI target.+=== Fedora ​12 and newer ===
  
-===== Starting ​the installation =====+Fedora 12 has a graphical installer which can attach to an iSCSI target and use it directly. ​ On the storage configuration screen, choose the '​Advanced configuration'​ option, choose to use an iSCSI target, and fill out the details requested. ​ The installer will then use that LUN as you see fit. 
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 +=== Fedora 11 and earlier ​==
 +Fedora 11 and earlier installation process is somewhat fragile, and the built-in support for iSCSI installation ​does not function properly. ​ However, it is possible to work around this limitation and install to an iSCSI target. 
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 +==== Starting the installation ​====
  
 Start a Fedora network installation in the usual way, and proceed up to the point of the graphical welcome screen: Start a Fedora network installation in the usual way, and proceed up to the point of the graphical welcome screen:
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 where //​name.dns.initiator.my//​ is your initiator'​s DNS name in reverse order. ​ (For completeness,​ you should also replace //2007-08// with the year and month in which you first obtained your DNS domain. The iSCSI naming schemes are somewhat pedantic, but it won’t affect anything in practice; as long as the initiator name is unique then everything will work just fine.) where //​name.dns.initiator.my//​ is your initiator'​s DNS name in reverse order. ​ (For completeness,​ you should also replace //2007-08// with the year and month in which you first obtained your DNS domain. The iSCSI naming schemes are somewhat pedantic, but it won’t affect anything in practice; as long as the initiator name is unique then everything will work just fine.)
  
-===== Connecting to the iSCSI target ​=====+==== Connecting to the iSCSI target ====
  
 Connect to the iSCSI target to be used for installation:​ Connect to the iSCSI target to be used for installation:​
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 You are now logged in to the installation iSCSI target. You are now logged in to the installation iSCSI target.
  
-===== Completing the installation ​=====+==== Completing the installation ====
  
 Press //​Ctrl-Alt-F6//​ to return to the graphical installation process, and click on //Next// to proceed to the disk selection screen: Press //​Ctrl-Alt-F6//​ to return to the graphical installation process, and click on //Next// to proceed to the disk selection screen:

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