Description of problem:
Is is impossible to do manual partitioning during text installation. It is even impossible to use *existed partitions* to map mount-points.
During server installation I often use text installation (it is light enough. I do not need extra VNC/graphic for that, especially on IBM Power). But I need to create custom disk partitioning, without /home, with hard raid or lvm, next to other OS and so on. It would be strongly cool, if anaconda has a screens like
> custom disk partitioning
>> map mountpoints to existed partitions (and note, that user can use tty2 for custom partitioning)
>> run custom partitioning (run shell, or fdisk/parted) and then map
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda-22.214.171.124 (or even rhel7-branch on GitHub)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run installation in text mode
2. try to create custom partitions in interactive way
3. or try to reuse existed partitions
there is no way for that (only automatic partitioning)
there is way to do that.
Let's make the bug summary more precise.
Backporting the work from Fedora to RHEL is non-trivial since it involves basically rewriting the patches. That's too invasive for this release, so the scope of this has been limited to kickstart support as far as 7.5 is concerned.
The pykickstart part is submitted as a PR now:
Anaconda part submitted as PR:
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.