Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134266
initlabel and changing partition table don't mix
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:54 EST
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Description of problem:
If I use clearpart --all --initlabel and have the partition table
change in the partition section from what it was previously, various
These may include telling you some partitions are too small, swap
Rebooting and starting again will clear up the errors.
It would appear that kernel doesn't realize the partitions have
changed and is still using the old information.
Simply removing the --initlabel flag will clear up this problem, but
then you may get asked questions during the install which is also not
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install AW2.1 via kickstart using some partition table
2. Rebuild using the same process, use --initlabel, change the
3. Various errors pop up during the install regarding partitions too
small, couldn't initialize swap, etc.
Actual Results: Install halts looking for interaction
Expected Results: Completely unattended installs.
This only seems to happen on ia64. I do not have similar results on ia32.
This seems fine on newer code. The simple workaround for 2.1 is to
not do that (if you need to initialize, you can do a dd in your %pre)
*** Bug 134708 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***