Bug 1203

Summary: Kickstart unable to configure hard disks over 6Gig
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: nickg <nickg>
Component: installerAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
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Description nickg 1999-02-16 16:50:38 UTC
Hi,

I'm not sure where to file this since there isn't
a particular Kickstart section.


Kickstart is unable to correctly configure hard disks over
6.0 GB.

 I don't know the why, but fdisk can't directly handle disks
over 6G (cylinders over 1024)  and one must manually set the
number of cylinders.  (in fdisk, "x", "c", "# of cylinders",
"r") That's not your bug, but
there is no direct way to set this via Kickstart, limiting
it's use.

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 1999-03-13 21:23:59 UTC
boot into the install with "linux hda=ccc,hh,ss".  This should allow
kickstart and the installer to do the right thing.