Bug 19679 - Kickstart install fails on long partition names
Summary: Kickstart install fails on long partition names
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
high
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2000-10-24 13:07 UTC by Bill Woodward
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-30 21:18:27 UTC


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Description Bill Woodward 2000-10-24 13:07:01 UTC
I am using the kickstart installation method to install a RedHat 7 system
via NFS, and when I specify a long pathname for the 'part' command, the
system installs, but on reboot fails to mount that partition.

I believe that this is exactly the problem described in Bug ID 17900, but
that fix was made to the update diskette image.  Because I'm doing a
kickstart install, I need it in the bootnet.img as well.  Also, at some
point, I anticipate needing to make a CD-ROM with the same set of RPMs I'm
currently installing via nfs, so I need a boot.img as well.

Here's my ks.cfg file.  Changing the '/home/dazel/jobs' line (16
characters) to '/home/dazel/var' (15 characters) causes everything to work
fine.

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#########################################################
#
# Kickstart commands section
#
auth

# Be very! very! careful with this!!!

lang en_US
keyboard us
mouse

network --bootproto static --ip 15.23.56.28 --gateway 15.23.56.1
--nameserver 15.23.62.6 --netmask 255.255.255.0
nfs --server kzinti.build.austin.hp.com --dir /build/RHL

zerombr yes
clearpart --all
part /boot --size 20
part swap --size 128
part / --size 1024 
part /var --size 1024
part /home --size 1000
part /home/dazel/jobs --size 500 --grow
install

lilo
rootpw genesis
timezone America/Chicago

#########################################################
#
# Packages
#

%packages
@ Base
@ Network Server
@ Web Server
@ Utilities
dazelos
dazeldfr3
jre
ApacheJServ
HPDR-webui
HPDR-config
HPDR-dwd

#########################################################
#
# Post installation, currently nothing
#

%post
# add comment to /etc/motd
echo "HP Document Router installed `/bin/date`" > /etc/motd

# add the dazel user
adduser dazel

# small router, so install the small ServerList file
cp /home/dazel/etc/ServerList.small /home/dazel/etc/ServerList
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Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-30 21:18:25 UTC
You can use the update disk with your kickstart install.

Just run the command at the syslinux boot prompt:

  linux ks updates

It will prompt you to insert the update disk at the appropriate time.




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