Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3641
kickstart fails if partitions are not specified
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
I'm attempting to use kickstart to partially automate the
install process -- having the system ask about network and X
configuration, since the machines I need to install are not
especially similar. I'm mainly using kickstart to provide a
way to automate package specification and a post-install
The problem that I'm running into is that the installer does
not ask about partitioning if none is specified in the
kickstart file. I've got a wide variety of machines.
Another minor annoyance (I would just customize the
kickstart file for each machine with a script otherwise) is
that the 'part' keyword does not allow you to specify a disk
to place the partition on. On the machines that have
multiple disks, I want control over the swap partitions,
A good solution in my mind for a future version of the installer would
be a '--ask' option for any of the kickstart keywords, so you could
specifically state 'network --ask' or 'part --ask'.
Added to a list of feature requests for future releases.
Should be fixed in the Pinstripe beta release.