Bug 5041 - Kickstart dynamic partition assignment leaves /boot out of range
Summary: Kickstart dynamic partition assignment leaves /boot out of range
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: sparc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-09-10 08:30 UTC by Andrew Macpherson
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 13:06:33 UTC

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Description Andrew Macpherson 1999-09-10 08:30:15 UTC
Built a kickstart file, relevent portion
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

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 13:06:59 UTC
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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