Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1008088
Fatal Error partitioning when kickstart has "interactive" option
Last modified: 2017-12-06 06:13:14 EST
Created attachment 797659 [details]
error with all the default options
Description of problem:
When i try to install with a kickstart with only the "interactive" option and nothing else, partition fails with a fatal error if the harddisk is not initialized.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install with the option ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg with ks.cfg with only the "interactive" option and nothing else. If the harddisk where you are going to install rhel is not initialized (eg. virtual disk or never used disk) it fails with a fatal error that you can see attached
Steps to Reproduce:
1. qemu-img create /tmp/npf.img 10G # create a new disk. It's not initialized
2. qemu-kvm -cdrom /tmp/rhel.iso -hdb /tmp/npf.img -m 1024 -vga std -boot d
3. boot with options ks:url/ks.cfg and ks.cfg only has the "interactive" option
4. Choose all the default options
It fails with a fatal error: (see the attached image)
It should default partition the disk. If the harddisk is initialized it works fine. It fails only when the harddisk is not initialized.
Reading https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Installation_Guide/s1-kickstart2-options.html the "interactive" is a supported option.
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