Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498856
The "part" keyword in the kickstart file accepts an option named "--label" is ignored ?
Last modified: 2010-10-23 05:21:04 EDT
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The "part" keyword in the kickstart file accepts an option named "--label". Its purpose is to be able to provide a label to apply to the file system that is created on the partition (see the -L option of tune2fs). Unfortunately, the when one specifies a label using the "--label" option, that label is not actually applied to the file system.
It appears as if the "--label" option (and its associated argument) is silently ignored. My expectation is that anaconda should apply the label (my first preference) or it should produce a parsing error sayin that "--label" is an unknown/unsupported option rather than just ignoring the option.
Created attachment 349946 [details]
pass the label for existing devices.
Posted to anaconda devel, got ack for 5.5
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this looks like it's been fixed in RHEL5.4 My automated test case uses the following ks.cfg partitioning:
clearpart --all --initlabel
part /boot --asprimary --fstype="ext3" --size=200 --bytes-per-inode=4096 --label=BOOT
part swap --fstype="swap" --recommended --bytes-per-inode=4096 --label=SWAP
part / --fstype="ext3" --grow --size=2048 --bytes-per-inode=4096 --label=ROOTPART
The result for the root partition is:
# tune2fs -l /dev/sdb1
Filesystem volume name: ROOTPART
... skip ...
LABEL=ROOTPART / ext3 defaults 1 1
and blkid reports:
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="ROOTPART" UUID="9b48a783-858d-4bf1-88f9-e15842319c04" TYPE="ext3"
What has been fixed exactly?
This works in the current release. See comment #10 and comment #11.
this is the related commit: