Bug 5041 - Kickstart dynamic partition assignment leaves /boot out of range
Kickstart dynamic partition assignment leaves /boot out of range
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.0
sparc Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-09-10 04:30 EDT by Andrew Macpherson
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:38 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 08:06:33 EST
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Description Andrew Macpherson 1999-09-10 04:30:15 EDT
Built a kickstart file, relevent portion
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zerombr no
clearpart --linux
part / --size 60
part swap --size 127
part /usr --size 600
part /usr/local --size 200
part /var --size 105
part /home --size 1 --grow
install
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And ran this on a 2G scsi disk (on a SparcStation 2)

This built partitions:

sda1 /var
sda2 swap
sda3 -- Whole disk -- untouched
sda4 /usr               \ Might have the order of these 2
sda5 /usr/local         / transposed
sda6 /
sda7 /home

/ on sda6 unfortunately starts more than 1024 M into the
disk so SILO fails, and when one switches Alt-F2 to try to
run by hand, "silo -r /mnt" one gets a rather obscure error
about /boot/second.b

Workaround was of course to leave /usr/local for the %post
phase, dividing a larger /home
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 08:06:59 EST
We have introduced new arguments to kickstart which allow you to specify the
partition on which to create a certain mount point.  This will solve the problem
you are seeing in this report.

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