Bug 477835 - kickstart: Disks configured/modified during pre , are not present in the drive dictionary during the partition setp
kickstart: Disks configured/modified during pre , are not present in the driv...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-12-23 21:13 EST by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2010-10-23 02:44 EDT (History)
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Description Wade Mealing 2008-12-23 21:13:57 EST
Description of problem:

If disks are added during the %pre section, the drive dictionary is not updated.
When attempting to partition this disk in the kickstart file.

Anaconda will raise an exception:
"Specified nonexistent disk sdb in partition command"

I believe this can be worked around by adding         

isys.flushDriveDict() to the Partition class (in kickstart.py) before         hds = isys.hardDriveDict()

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How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build a kickstart file that adds a disk (iscsi on the non kickstart network ) during %pre
2. Set up the disks partitioning layout in the regular section of kickstart.
3. Boot the system with the kickstart
Actual results:

"Specified nonexistent disk sdb in partition command"

Expected results:

Partitioning to continue.

Additional info:

This is a strange configuration as the iscsi storage is on a different network than the kickstart storage network.
Comment 3 Denise Dumas 2009-06-30 16:38:52 EDT
Moving to RHEL 5.5 so it doesn't get mistakenly closed by the bot
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-07-01 21:25:02 EDT
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