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Bug 39966 - mismatch between documentation and kickstart partition options
mismatch between documentation and kickstart partition options
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-09 19:06 EDT by Alex Vorobiev
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-10 10:15:21 EDT
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Description Alex Vorobiev 2001-05-09 19:06:22 EDT
Description of problem:
as per
--asprimary option for part command must be used with a numeric argument:
--asprimary <N>

            Forces auto allocation as a primary partition <N> or fail. <N>
can be 1 through 4. 

the anaconda kickstart.py code doesn't support that.  as per the code,
asprimary should not have any arguments.  the install fails with an error

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  add lines to kickstart config file like
part /  --size 1024 --asprimary
2.   start kickstart install
3.   watch it fail

Actual Results:  install fails with an error:

partition command requires one anonymous argument

Expected Results:  partition created as a primary partition

Additional info:

this may also affect 7.1, didn't check.

also confused about --onprimary and --asprimary options.  i tried them in
every possible combination and permutation, and every time the
autopartitioning failed with the following error:
	Failed to allocate '/': no free primary
and so on, and switches to disk druid.  i am familiar with the trick to
specify a /boot partition to make sure that kickstart makes it a primary
partition.  but the other options that are supposed to specify whether the
partition is primary or not, don't work.
am i not using them correctly?

Comment 1 Alex Vorobiev 2001-05-10 10:15:16 EDT
in the Steps to reproduce section, instead of 

	part /  --size 1024 --asprimary

please read:

	part /  --size 1024 --asprimary 1
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-05-10 16:30:10 EDT
I think this has been fixed in the 7.1 documentation.  The 7.1 Reference Guide
kickstart guide is available at

Quoting from that:

    Forces automatic allocation of the partition as a primary partition or the
partitioning will fail.

Thanks for your report.  Resolving as 'Current Release'

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