Bug 11698 - can't specify "--ondisk" info within kickstart for cpqarray
can't specify "--ondisk" info within kickstart for cpqarray
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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: 20221 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-05-26 17:59 EDT by bruno
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-31 01:40:43 EST
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Description bruno 2000-05-26 17:59:37 EDT
on our compaq DL380, we have two raid devices: ida/c0d0 and ida/c0d1
which can be accessed through the 'cpqarray' driver.

we're trying to develop an "unattended kickstart configuration", for the
machine, that is, we want red hat to install with no interactive entries
required.

kickstart will run unattended if we define the partition info as:

	part swap --size 128
	part / --size 1000 --grow

but, this puts "/" on ida/c0d0 and "swap" on ida/c0d1. we'd like to put
both "/" and "swap" on the same disk (e.g., ida/c0d0). but when we
specify the partition info to be:

	part swap --size 128 --ondisk ida/c0d0
	part / --size 1000 --grow --ondisk ida/c0d0

kickstart drops into interactive mode.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-06-09 16:30:09 EDT
Passed to QA to verify.
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-11-03 09:09:50 EST
verified this behavior is present in 7 as well ... thanks for your report!
Comment 3 Brock Organ 2000-11-06 15:13:31 EST
*** Bug 20221 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Steven Roberts 2001-02-05 02:27:42 EST
FYI.  this also causes problems on VA linux boxes (using the Mylex RAID controller).

we have rd/c0d0, rd/c0d1 (and sometimes a rd/c0d2)

same thing, puts partitions on the wrong disks, and drops into interactive mode
Comment 5 Matt Wilson 2001-03-29 18:27:37 EST
please try "--ondisk c0d0p" as a workaround.
Comment 6 Matt Wilson 2001-03-29 21:15:40 EST
rather "--ondisk ida/c0d0p"
Comment 7 Steven Roberts 2001-03-31 01:40:25 EST
the workaround worked for me.  I have Mylex controllers, so used "--ondisk rd/c0d0p".  Still can't get more than 4 partitions on one drive with a RAID 
controller though (with or without specifying --ondisk).  I have a few boxes I can help debug the problem on, so if you have patches you need tested, 
please let me know.  Also if you could point me to the spot in anaconda doing the partition creation I can help look through the code.

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