Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 483731
anaconda does not properly handle existed raid devices in kickstart
Last modified: 2011-07-27 13:20:53 EDT
Description of problem:
Image the situation where you have existed system and you want to re-install it via kickstart. You don't want to make any changes with partitions, because it's desired to use EXISTED partitions and raid devices. Some raid devices should be formatted(/boot") some not(/home). And now the problem is: that even even if you properly use onpart and useexisted options in your kickstart, the existed raid devices are ignored by installer.
Lets reinstall system like this. Installation is driven by kickstart without users interaction - everything already set-up in kickstart
/dev/md0 - /boot --format
/dev/sda3 -/ --format
/dev/sda4 - swap --format
/dev/md1 - /home --NO_format
After successful installation reboot into the system and see mount and /etc/fstab.
Neither /boot nor /home is mounted
/boot mounted and re-formatted
/home mounted and not-formatted (useexited)
There might be a problem with my kickstart. And I'll be happy it that's the true. But I have tried several kickstarts created by different ways(hand/anacodna/system-config-,...) and none of them worked.
Can you please attach the kickstart file in questions and the installation logs?