Bug 43085 - RFE: support for block checking and new disk initialization in kickstart
Summary: RFE: support for block checking and new disk initialization in kickstart
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2001-05-31 18:18 UTC by Seth Vidal
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-11 23:03:42 UTC
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Description Seth Vidal 2001-05-31 18:18:52 UTC
In kickstart, if the disk is brand new you have to have a keyboard and a
console to tell it to initialize the disklabel. If there was some way of
telling kickstart to initialize the disk label it would mean I wouldn't
need a console on brand new systems being setup.

Additionally it would be nice if I could tag all or certain disks being
formatted to be checked for badblocks.

So something like
zerombr yes
clearpart --all --initlabel
part / --size 1024 --badblocks

that would actually be quite nice.


Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-06-04 15:11:56 UTC
Can you attach a copy of the kickstart file that you are using?  

You are saying that kickstart installs on brand new hard drives require input
from the user?

Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2001-06-04 15:17:46 UTC
I can send you one but its kinda moot. Its the same as any other. If you have a
disk that has NO formatting, no dos label, nada then anaconda will ask you about
initializing the disk label before continuning w/the kickstart.

the drive related sections:

zerombr yes
clearpart --all
part /boot  --size 35
part swap --size 1000
part /  --size 4000
part /xtmp  --size 1000 --grow
lilo --location mbr

if the drive has not been formatted or partitioned before it will pop up a box
and ask you to initialize or cancel.

I think I can get around it with a %pre that calls fdisk and creates a dos
label. but thats not very tidy.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2001-07-17 18:48:44 UTC
Both options have been added to our internal trees and should be present in the
next release.

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