Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135714
part command requires size, not provided in anaconda-ks.cfg
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
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Description of problem:
The /root/anaconda-ks.cfg as written by the installer during a manual
installation of FC3T3 isn't syntactically correct for use during a
In particular, the part commands as written do not have a --size
option, just --grow. Yet, when installing with this file, anaconda
will die because of this missing option.
I can make arguments for two possible ways to resolve this.
First, write an appropriate --size argument that matches the current
hardware when creating the file during an install.
Second, when --grow is provided on a command line, --size should be
optional. In this case, the partition should use all available space.
When --size is provided with --grow, the argument provides the
minimum size the partition should be.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC3t3
2. use created /root/anaconda-ks.cfg for an installation
Actual Results: Installation dies, due to missing argument. It's
kind of an ugly death, involving python tracebacks instead of human
readable error messages.
Expected Results: The same installation I just performed should be
Created attachment 105204 [details]
The KS file as created during my manual installation
I used this file as the basis for my automatic installation ks file. I
uncommented the clearpart, part, volgroup, and logvol commands.
Fixed in CVS