Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57733
kickstart misplaces mbr in case of combined SCSI/IDE disk systems
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
I use kickstart to install several (>20) linux machines over the network.
Having systems with a SCSI system disk and several IDE data disks I want
the SCSI disk to be the one to boot from. The kickstart script CAN NOT know
however what assignments I made in the BIOS (first SCSI or first ATA), ergo
it has to ask the user where to put the MBR. Instead it assumes that if a
/dev/hda exisit that it must place the MBR there. Using lilo as bootloader
one gets a message of a unrecognizable disk (ox82) after which it pauses in
RH7.1. In this pause you can change the lilo.conf file accordingly. In
RH7.2 it does not pause.
This behaviour is not specific 7.2, nor is it a lilo bug, but since
kickstart is not choosable I put this bugreport here.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install RH using kickstart on a machine with SCSI and IDE
2. have the BIOS to boot first from SCSI
Actual Results: After rebooting as part from the installation the system
Expected Results: continuation of boot process obviously
Changing package to anaconda since that's where kickstart functionality is
Deferring to future release.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.