Bug 106425 - driverdisk option does not work in kickstart
driverdisk option does not work in kickstart
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-10-06 20:17 EDT by Nate Faerber
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-16 12:16:38 EST
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Patch to fix driverdisk with type option (1.30 KB, patch)
2003-10-29 14:28 EST, Nate Faerber
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2003:344 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Miscellaneous bugfixes available for anaconda installation program 2003-11-11 00:00:00 EST

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Description Nate Faerber 2003-10-06 20:17:34 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Description of problem:
When loading a system using kickstart, the option "driverdisk" does not work
properly.  The anaconda log reports "unable to mount sda5 as ext2".  The
driverdisk option is:

driverdisk sda5 --type ext2

Oddly, the partition (/dev/dddev) is mounted on /tmp/drivers but the updated
driver is not properly loaded.  In this case, the driver is aic79xx.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. create kickstart with driverdisk option
2. load installer with kickstart
3. notice driver does not get updated and "unable to mount" message is reported
Comment 1 Nate Faerber 2003-10-29 14:27:31 EST
The problem appears to be in loader2/driverdisk.c for any driverdisk declaration
that uses the --type option.  I will attach a patch that fixes this, but I have
not tested it.

Comment 2 Nate Faerber 2003-10-29 14:28:07 EST
Created attachment 95587 [details]
Patch to fix driverdisk with type option
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-11-02 22:08:26 EST
Looks reasonable to me.  committed to CVS
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2004-01-16 12:16:39 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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