Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106425
driverdisk option does not work in kickstart
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:58:11 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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.
Created attachment 95587 [details]
Patch to fix driverdisk with type option
Looks reasonable to me. committed to CVS
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.