Bare-Metal Setup -> Choose the disc where to install

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SirStephanikus
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Bare-Metal Setup -> Choose the disc where to install

Post by SirStephanikus » Wed Jun 21, 2023 4:58 pm

Hello Uldis

I bought a new NVMe for my physical server and figured out that the Ubuntu installer does not ask on which disc I want to install Eve-NG.
Instead it just uses the first one found.

Thanks god I haven't clicked "next next" like the Windows guys do. My server has 2 additional discs with an OS on each disc including valuable data.

Please fix the cloud-init script so that I can at least choose which disc I use and grub should do the rest regarding updating the boot menu entries.


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Re: Bare-Metal Setup -> Choose the disc where to install

Post by SirStephanikus » Thu Jun 22, 2023 5:33 pm

Hello Uldis

I don't think so.

What I have is this:

3 independent NVMe and 2x HDDs controlled by Linux as a Software Raid-1.

NVMe 1:
Hosts an independent Linux XUbuntu 22.04 LTS its purpose is to play with dozens of VMs and other use cases

NVMe 2:
Hosts an independent Windows 10

NVMe 3:
Should get EVE-NG Pro, I tried the full ISO --> https://ln5.sync.com/dl/4c4b828f0/jvpb8 ... i-6x6vekpc

I know how LVM works by heart and did hundreds of Ubuntu Server deployments....I'm either blind like a mole and can't find the custom disc setup menu in your customized ISO (but I found your setup yaml) OR there's something new to me.

My target/goal is:
Start the server, choose OS 1|2|3 via grub.

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Re: Bare-Metal Setup -> Choose the disc where to install

Post by Uldis (UD) » Fri Jun 23, 2023 7:05 am

Personally I dislike such dual boot systems, always something is not right.
I am trying avoid to do such.
Also software raid is not the best at all.. :(

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Re: Bare-Metal Setup -> Choose the disc where to install

Post by SirStephanikus » Fri Jun 23, 2023 7:38 am

Hello Uldis


Grub works on 10000 productive serves like a charm.
EVE-NG would‘t touch the software raid.

Anyway: Could you adjust your installer to let me choose my disk?

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Re: Bare-Metal Setup -> Choose the disc where to install

Post by Uldis (UD) » Fri Jun 23, 2023 1:54 pm

Sorry but no, it is not at advice for people to use such hybrid eve setup....

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Re: Bare-Metal Setup -> Choose the disc where to install

Post by jtm » Wed May 08, 2024 11:05 pm

Hi,

I would like to install on a HP Proliant with RAID1 volume for OS and 4 x disk for data (will be in LVM). I want to stress this is bare-metal dedicated for EVE-NG, not hybrid.

The installer keeps selecting on of the 4 disks instead of the RAID1 volume. How do I select the RAID1 volume?

Thanks
JT

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Re: Bare-Metal Setup -> Choose the disc where to install

Post by Uldis (UD) » Fri May 10, 2024 6:29 am

Download newest ISO, and it has BM install options
Released 09 May, 2024
CE and PE has same BM install options now

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