On Mon, Mar 05, 2018 at 11:45:16AM +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote: > > At least with the stretch installer there is no problem with using a MBR > > partitioning > > on the am64 arch. You maybe can't select it, but if you generate a MBR > > partitioning using > > the shell inside the installer this will work. > > Ok, after a quick look it seems that this particular configuration is actually > supported by the grub-installer: > > > https://anonscm.debian.org/git/d-i/grub-installer.git/tree/grub-installer#n338 > > On EFI systems, it will test whether /var/lib/partman/ignore_uefi exists > which I > assume is written by partman if it finds an MBR partition table on an EFI > system.
Thanks for this information. > > Also IMHO this (EFI partition on MBR) is usefull to work, as the server > > BIOSses here are all able > > to boot from an USB stick which usually have MBR partitioning. > > This is for installed systems, not for installer images. Yes, exactly: Booting the installed system via UEFI from usb stick. The netboot installer has no partitioning - so no issue with installer images, at least not in my case. > > As the servers used here all have an internal USB slot thats my favorite > > setup at the moments. > > Why not use a remote KVM? ;) Because netbooting rocks - or what are I'm missing ? ;-) Probably we are getting to OT now... Greetings Hermann -- Netzwerkadministration/Zentrale Dienste, Interdiziplinaeres Zentrum fuer wissenschaftliches Rechnen der Universitaet Heidelberg IWR; INF 205; 69120 Heidelberg; Tel: (06221)54-14405 Fax: -14427 Email: hermann.la...@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de