Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64739
Kickstart installation problem
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
Once I add the "interactive" or "autostep" line to the kickstart file
the installation stops with the following error:
Could not allocate requested partitions.
Partitioning failed: Could not allocate
partitions as primary partitions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Place "interactive" in the kickstart file
2.install with: linux ks=floppy
Actual Results: Installation terminated with the error mentioned in
Expected Results: Clean install
I have tried all sorts of combination of placing "interactive" and/or
"autostep" in different locations but no success.
Could you please attach your ks.cfg file?
Created attachment 56984 [details]
Enclosed is the ks.cfg which cases the problem.
You need to go into this part of the ks.cfg:
# The following is the partition information you requested
# Note that any partitions you deleted are not expressed
# here so unless you clear all partitions first, this is
# not guaranteed to work
#part /boot --fstype ext2 --onpart hdb1
#part swap --onpart hdb6
#part / --fstype ext2 --onpart hdb5
#part swap --onpart hda6
and figure out if you can use these partitioning rules and uncomment them. Be
careful as you can easily destroy data if you delete the wrong partitions.