Bug 115993 - ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg still non-functoinal
Summary: ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg still non-functoinal
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-02-17 15:09 UTC by Chris Kloiber
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-17 20:56:59 UTC
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Description Chris Kloiber 2004-02-17 15:09:28 UTC
Description of problem:

Customer reports that placing ks.cfg in the root of a boot.iso cdrom
and specifying 'linux ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg' still fails with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3 Quarterly Update 1.

Placing the ks.cfg in the initrd and specifying 'linux file:/ks.cfg'
does still work, but is inconvienient.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-02-17 17:15:12 UTC
What type of CDROM?  (ie, IDE vs SCSI, if scsi, what controller)?

Comment 5 Mike McLean 2004-02-17 21:28:26 UTC

Possible reasons for client's problem
1) Unusual cdrom driver
2) Incorrectly created custom boot.iso
3) Multiple cdrom devices?

Comment 6 Matt Barnes 2004-02-27 18:07:59 UTC
The CD was made on a IDE burner (HP), and was atempted to be read 
from another (Matsushita) IDE CDROM.

After describing the problem, Chris Kloiber (ckloiber@redhat.com) was 
able to reproduce the error using CD-RW media.

However, I am able to use the 'linux ks=file:/ks.cfg' procedure with 
the kickstart file embeded in the initrd.img file.

I am creating the '.iso' file with:
mkisofs -o file.iso -b isolinux.bin -c boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-
load-size 4 -boot-info-table -R -J -v -T isolinux/

And I make my CD with:
cdrecord dev=0,0,0 speed=2 -pad -v -eject file.iso

Comment 7 Mike McLean 2004-02-27 20:05:23 UTC
Matt's above comment answers Jeremy's question, so I am moving out of

Comment 8 Mike McLean 2004-02-27 20:28:08 UTC
Chris or Matt: Can you point me at one of these non-working kickstart
isos?  (Don't attach it, just give me a url or something.)

Comment 9 Chris Kloiber 2004-02-28 23:39:27 UTC
Chris Vanhoof tried it for me, and it only worked with the ks.cfg in
the initrd, using file: rather then cdrom:. The CD-RW has been
refromatted and reused. I'm not in Raleigh at the moment, ask Chris
Vanhoof to duplicate it again please.

Comment 10 Matt Barnes 2004-03-25 12:01:06 UTC
Are there any updates to this?


Comment 11 Chris Van Hoof 2004-03-25 21:52:41 UTC
Ill be testing this over the weekend.  Ill have some results late


Comment 12 Mike McLean 2004-03-25 22:17:19 UTC
I have tested this and not been able to reproduce the failure.  Others
claim to have reproduced it though.

If someone can reproduce this bug, then *please* save your boot.iso
and contact me.  (Do not attach it to the bug; just contact me and
we'll work out a way for me to get access to it.)

Comment 13 Mike McLean 2004-06-17 20:56:59 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  If someone can reproduce this bug, then
please reopen and provide the details requested above.

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