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Unregistered SAN device - David31 - 2012-05-04 10:40


I tried to set up iPXE to my iSCSI target on which I plan to install Windows 7 but it seems like I have some troubles:

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There is an Unregistered SAN Device error.

When I do same settings for gPXE then everything is working fine, only iPXE have troubles. Any one have some ideas?

RE: Unregistered SAN device - robinsmidsrod - 2012-05-07 10:12

As the error page, http://ipxe.org/2e852001 , tells you (look at the bottom), "This error usually indicates that the SAN disk is empty, and does not yet contain a bootable operating system."

You need to use the sanhook command, http://ipxe.org/cmd/sanhook , to "hook" the iSCSI target as a local BIOS drive, and THEN start the installer. This can be done in a multiple different ways, and depending on your BIOS, different solutions offer different challenges. You can try to just exit from iPXE and boot the Windows 7 installer from DVD, you could boot WinPE and start the installer from it, https://gist.github.com/2234639#L280 , or you could use Microsoft WDS (Windows Deployment Services), as shown here: http://ipxe.org/howto/wds_iscsi