Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 29544
kickstarting an already raided disk fails
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:46 EDT
Trying to do a kickstart installationon an already partitioned disk fails
when trying to use raid. With this info in the kickstart file:
part / --usepart hda1
part swap --usepart hda5
part swap --usepart hdb5
part raid.11 --usepart hda6
part raid.12 --usepart hdb6
raid /homeA --level 1 --device md0 raid.11 raid.12
I get the following error:
Traceback (innermost last):
File "./anaconda", line 329, in ?
instClass = Kickstart(kickstart, serial)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py", line 605, in Kickstart
ksClass = KickstartBase(file, serial)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py", line 566, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py", line 440, in readKickstart
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py", line 486, in defineRaid
self.addRaidEntry(mntPoint, raidDev, level, extra)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/installclass.py", line 63, in addRaidEntry
raise ValueError, "unknown raid device %s" % (device,)
ValueError: unknown raid device raid.11
The reason seems to be that preformatted partitions are not put in the
self.partitions list, but only in the fstab.
IMHO: the partitioning code is so smart that mere mortals have trouble
understanding it; perhaps it would be a good idea to simplify it and put the
optimization burden on the person who writes the kickstart file? As it is
now, using kickstart and more complex partitioning is almost as burdensome
as installing windows (lots of retries until one gets a working
This issue has been resolved in internal CVS. You can work around it by
allocating at least one of your partitions.
To address the second concern, in the future we plan on having a way to dump an
existing installation to floppy in the form of a kickstart file so that you will
have a known good starting point.
Ok, I would really like to try the rawhide version, but I can't find the
RedHat/instimage anywhere in the rawhide tree! How do I create one myself?
Above is the statement:
This issue has been resolved in internal CVS.
But I still get the same error with RawHide from 2000-03-05!!
I will investigate.
Ok I think I have this one fixed now in the internal CVS tree. I have used your
ks.cfg sucessfully (and confirmed it did not work originally).