Bug 1104797 - Fedora 20 can not boot using root on iSCSI (static IP configuration)
Summary: Fedora 20 can not boot using root on iSCSI (static IP configuration)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Radek Vykydal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-06-04 17:37 UTC by nadrimajstor
Modified: 2015-06-30 01:29 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-21.40-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-06-30 01:29:08 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Incorrect /etc/default/grub (624 bytes, text/plain)
2014-06-04 17:37 UTC, nadrimajstor
no flags Details
console log (22.97 KB, text/plain)
2014-06-05 17:58 UTC, nadrimajstor
no flags Details

Description nadrimajstor 2014-06-04 17:37:43 UTC
Created attachment 902269 [details]
Incorrect /etc/default/grub

Description of problem:
After successful install of base system using Fedora-20-x86_64-netinst.iso successive boots fail to bring up iSCSI device from initramfs.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install: Use static IP configuration
2. Install: Add and use iSCSI device for root partition
3. Reboot

Actual results:
Dracut hangs out and complains on invalid kernel option

Expected results:
Normal boot to multiuser.

Additional info:
Providing correct static configuration eg.
is enough to end valid Dracut's complaint.
However to actually be able to configure NIC and establish iSCSI connection I've also needed to remove another kernel option:

Comment 1 Brian Lane 2014-06-04 21:37:55 UTC
Please attach the logs from /tmp/*log as individual text/plain attachments.

Comment 2 Radek Vykydal 2014-06-05 07:34:28 UTC
We've just fixed the issue in rhel7-branch, I pushed the patch to master branch.

I also prepared updates image with the patch for F20, you can check it by adding


installer boot option.

If the problem persists with the updates image, please check if (additinally to using updates image) removing the "ifname=p2p1:08:00:27:5c:ef:d8" kernel option fixes the issue, and attach the logs requested in comment #1. Thank you.

Comment 3 Radek Vykydal 2014-06-05 07:36:40 UTC
The rhel bug is bug #1103571 for the reference.

Comment 4 nadrimajstor 2014-06-05 17:58:53 UTC
Created attachment 902618 [details]
console log

Complete console log showing offending:
    dracut: FATAL: For argument 'ip=::::iscsi-test.dualsoft.net:p2p1:none'\nValue 'none' without static configuration does not make sense

Comment 5 nadrimajstor 2014-06-05 19:54:01 UTC
I can confirm that installer with updates.iscsiipaddrX_f20.img generates correct value for kernel option "ip=" and boot just fine.

As for kernel option "ifname=" goes I can not reproduce the error - both old and updated installer produce the base system which boot fine with and without this option.

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