Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 593180
Small tweak. "--only-use=" parameter not documented for "ignoredisk" option in kickstart section
Last modified: 2010-11-11 10:33:46 EST
Description of problem:
In section "24.4. Kickstart Options" of the RHEL 6 beta (April 2010) Installation Guide, it has "ignoredisk" documented as:
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 ignoredisk option is also useful if you have multiple paths to your
The syntax is:
where driveN is one of sda, sdb,..., hda,... etc.
It seems to be missing the "--only-use=xxx" parameter, generated at least by the Anaconda when RHEL 6 (beta) x86_64 is installed.
For example, after manually installing RHEL 6 beta (x86_64) in a VM here, the automatically generated kickstart script in the root directory contains:
The --only-use parameter to be documented.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release. This request is not yet committed for
*** Bug 601968 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in build 0-62 -- many thanks Justin :)
Verified it is in Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-Installation_Guide-6-en-US-0-74.
--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:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.