Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453167
Kickstart fails with pre-defined disk partitions
Last modified: 2008-11-11 17:37:54 EST
Description of problem:
Using a kickstart file where the disk is pre-partitioned (in the %pre section)
fails with the error:
Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda5 -- Device
or resource busy.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
No clue. I would have put this in "Kickstart", but it's not listed in the
drop-down list. If pyparted is not the correct component, please let me know
where to move this.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use sample attached Kickstart file to attempt to load system.
Net boot from CD or use PXEboot (whatever convenient).
2. System will fail and display error message.
Kickstart install fails with above error. This has worked for years
(since at least RH7). Started failing between RHEL/CentOS 4.4 and 4.5.
The %pre section does work as expected (disk is physically partitioned correctly).
The blockdev and partprobe commands were added based on suggestions-- they were
never required previously.
Kickstart puts specified file systems on existing partitions.
Created attachment 310461 [details]
Sample, simplified Kickstart file to demonstrate issue.
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