Ok, maybe this is a little bit arrogant title :) but since I’ve experienced more than a problem/issue when installing iSCSI initiator support in Debian 4.0 Etch, I think that this howto could help people setting up their first open-iscsi in Etch (in which open-iscsi is UTTERLY broken, let me say it loud).
First of all, install open-iscsi
aptitude install open-iscsi
and remove the broken init scripts (they are going to give you lots of headaches when rebooting, if you don’t do this.)
update-rc.d -f open-iscsi remove