Bug 586577 - please document 'ignoredisk --only-use'
Summary: please document 'ignoredisk --only-use'
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Installation_Guide
Version: 5.5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Ruediger Landmann
QA Contact: ecs-bugs
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Whiteboard:
Keywords: Documentation
Depends On:
Blocks: 601968 601969
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Reported: 2010-04-27 21:59 UTC by Jeff Bastian
Modified: 2012-04-13 01:05 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Clone Of:
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Last Closed: 2012-04-13 01:05:52 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch for Kickstart2.xml (1.33 KB, application/octet-stream)
2010-06-25 01:36 UTC, Jason Taylor
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Description Jeff Bastian 2010-04-27 21:59:55 UTC
Description of problem:
A new --only-use option was added to the kickstart ignoredisk command for bug
318351, however, this new option is not documented in the Installation Guide.  This option tells anaconda to only use the specified disk(s), e.g.
  ignoredisk --only-use=sda

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-5-manual/Installation_Guide-en-US/s1-kickstart2-options.html

Comment 1 Jeff Bastian 2010-04-27 22:01:14 UTC
See bug 586576 for corresponding documentation in /usr/share/doc/anaconda-*/kickstart-docs.txt

Comment 2 Jason Taylor 2010-06-25 01:36:32 UTC
Created attachment 426738 [details]
patch for Kickstart2.xml

patch for Kickstart2.xml

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-08-09 18:36:28 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-09-06 23:16:50 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 6 Ruediger Landmann 2010-12-21 04:14:07 UTC
Thanks Jason for the patch.

Fixed in build 3.1-9:

=====================
ignoredisk (optional)
    Causes the installer to ignore the specified disks. This is useful if you use autopartition and want to be sure that some disks are ignored. For example, without ignoredisk, attempting to deploy on a SAN-cluster the kickstart would fail, as the installer detects passive paths to the SAN that return no partition table. The --only-use option specifies that only the disks listed will be used during installion.
    The ignoredisk option is also useful if you have multiple paths to your disks.
    The syntax is:

    ignoredisk --drives=drive1,drive2,...

    where driveN is one of sda, sdb,..., hda,... etc.

        *
          --only-use — specifies a list of disks for the installer to use. All other disks are ignored. For example, to use disk sda during installation and ignore all other disks:

          ignoredisk --only-use=sda

Comment 8 RHEL Product and Program Management 2011-01-11 19:53:43 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 9 RHEL Product and Program Management 2011-01-11 22:38:03 UTC
This request was erroneously denied for the current release of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  The error has been fixed and this
request has been re-proposed for the current release.

Comment 10 RHEL Product and Program Management 2011-05-31 13:08:54 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.


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