Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66702
RH7.1 kickstart failing with "no valid block devices found"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:09 EDT
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Description of problem:
During a RH7.1 kickstart, "An error has occurred - no valid devices were found
on which to create new filesystems. Please check your hardware for the cause of
#Generated by Kickstart Configurator
device scsi --opts=aic7xxx
timezone --utc America/Denver
rootpw --iscrypted <my encrypted password>
lilo --location mbr
url --url ftp://<my ftp server>/pub
part /boot --size 23
part swap --size 2047
part swap --size 2047
part / --size 258
part /var --size 1200
part /tmp --size 1043
part /usr --size 2055
network --bootproto static --ip <my ipaddress> --netmask 255.255.255.0
--gateway <my gateway> --nameserver <my nameserver>
auth --useshadow --enablemd5 --enablenis --nisdomain <my domain>
@X Window System
** I can install fine from cdrom.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Place kickstart diskette in floppy drive
Does an intereactive install work?
Could you possibly use the 7.3 release? It has alot of bug fixes.
Yes, an install from cd works fine.
Most companies do not have the luxury of changing OS everytime a new one comes
out. We have almost 50 linux servers in 7 different sites. It's a bad idea in
a production environment to throw the latest OS on a system that is currently
working for an engineering team attempting to meet schedule deadlines. The
only reason I am installing this OS now is to add X Windows which I originally
didn't think we needed, but it turns out we do.
fyi, I recently installed 7.2 on two of these Dell 1550 systems and immediately
lost all NFS access, so went back to the OS that worked for me. System admin.
in a different location tried installing 7.3 on a Dell 2550 and it began
sending tons of NFS broadcast traffic, completely hosing their network. Again,
they returned to the last known good OS. (In their case, it was 7.2!)
So, unfortunately, going to 7.3 is not an option for me. If you don't want to
fix this, I'll just reinstall all 10 systems by cd.
Just for future reference, does this mean that unless I have a bug with the
latest RH OS, I shouldn't bother to file a bug report?
We do not actively backport fixes to previous releases of the Red Hat Linux
product. We roll our fixes into the next release. The Red Hat Advanced Server
product aims for a longer (> 12month) support cycle, and is probably better for
what you're looking at.