Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 45519
Installer: Need another primary partition / Won't respect partition order given in KS-file
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
For doing a ks-automated installation, I need at least one primary
partition not used by the install/Linux; but this is ALWAYS assigned to /
and the order given in ks.cfg is NOT respected.
Steps to Reproduce:
# shoud be primary!!!
part /dos --size 1200
part / --size 400
part swap --size 256
part /usr --size 1400
part /var --size 200
part /opt --size 300 --grow
Actual Results: will lead to / being hda1 and all other in a logical (> 5)
/dos -> hda1
/ -> hda2
(swap -> hda3)
LOGICAL -> hda4
rest -> hdaX (X>=5)
maybe new keywords for the ks-installation to be introduced:
--primary and --logical
root needn't be on a primary, but /boot (or the vm_linuz) just below 1024
It is now possible to have greater control over how the partitions are specified
with kickstart. The docs I'm looking at pertain to Red Hat Linux 7.1, but I
think this might have been true with 7.0 also.
There are new kickstart options such as:
Forces the partition to be created on the primary partition <N> or fail. <N>
can be 1 through 4. For example, --onprimary=1 specifies that the partition is
to be created on the first primary partition.
Forces automatic allocation of the partition as a primary partition or the
partitioning will fail.
I think these options will allow you to do what you are talking about. Please
refer to the latest Kickstart guide
for all the current options.