Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75675
anaconda crashes with partition options: --ondisk=sda or --ondisk=sdb
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
The 7.3 Customization Documentation suggests using "sdb" here; however, this
crashes anaconda with a KeyError: "sdb".
Looking at the resulting kickstart file from a manual install, it suggests that
the proper option usage fragment is:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up otherwise valid Kickstart file on floppy as ks.cfg
2. Use part keyword with --ondisk=sdb and/or --ondisk=sda
3. Boot with ks=floppy
Actual Results: Anaconda runs, checks video, then gives a backtrace.
Expected Results: Partitions should have been cleared and then created on the
first and second SCSI devices - which are (or were) /dev/sda and /dev/sdb.
Documentation should not suggest using --ondisk=sdb if that is no longer
supported. Documentation also suggests --onpart hda1; this is likely also to
Looking in the install environment for:
was no help as these do not exist...
The device to specify depends on the hardware layout on your system. The
customization guide provides a starting off point and cannot possibly catalogue
all possible combinations of hardware. Unfortunately, the Compaq SmartArray
devices do not fit into the same sd[abc] scheme as most other SCSI devices,
instead using their own /dev/ida/c0d0 or /dev/cciss/c0d0 scheme