Does anyone have suggestions how to get Rockstor to install on NVMe, needs to be UEFI since Supermicro does not boot to non-EFI m.2 disks? CentOS 7 (newest) seems to work out of the box when you install it booting from USB key as UEFI.
New installation media with EFI support coming? (or in testing?).
If that’s a days/weeks/months away, is there a way to upgrade centos 7 installation to Rockstor?
Any chance to get instructions how to convert pure centos installation to rockstor?
Adding EFI stuff to mkisofs command should suffice since CentOS has EFI support built-in, ISO just needs to be able to boot itself from UEFI, so that would be quicker than rebasing whole ISO (and probably is transferable to that branch directly).
Yes we did have an a pull request that was merged with this in mind. Doesn’t look like it has fully addressed the UEFI side of things however:
Maybe you could take things from there.
The rockstor-iso should contain all that is required to create the iso, though I haven’t tried this myself just yet. Do feel free to submit a pull request on improving the UEFI front. I was under the impression that some forum members had successfully installed via UEFI however.
I managed to install older one, 3.8-12 (newer got /dev/root missing errors), GUI is giving some errors here and there but at least I got the pool now. Might be that I need to settle for CentOS system with CLI instead of the GUI
Any chance to keep the pools/shares and install newer ISO if there is EFI supporting version in the future?
Yes, as long as non of your pools has the system disk as it’s member and your don’t store anything on the rockstor_rockstor pool then upon attaching your existing pool disks to a newer install you should be given an import option.