Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77003
ks hd install fails when RedHat Directory on "/"
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:58:09 EDT
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Description of problem:
installer gives error "Requested Partiiton Does Not Exist", partition exists
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. partition hda1 to 5G
2. copy cd's to /rhsource
3. start install, using kicstart below
The last message on tty3 is "* hda1 is a protected partition"
Here's the kickstart file:
mouse generic3ps/2 --device psaux --emulthree
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
network --bootproto dhcp
part / --fstype ext2 --noformat --onpart hdc2
harddrive --partition hdc1 --dir /rhsource
I'm using the kernel and initrd-everything.img from /images/pxeboot/
I'm passing the arguement "ks=hd:hda1/kickstart" to the installer.
It is finding the second stage.
I also tried copying the .iso files to the /rhsource directory. I did find
those files, but errored with the same message
oh, and the iso mediacheck passes, and can install fine if located on a diffrent
partition. (one not marked for use in the ks file with a "part" line)
I tired this on hda as well as hdc; I put hda in steps to reproduce, I ment to
be consistant with the kickstart file posted. Please assume I ment hdc.
The kickstart pasted was the one that worked, to get the one that failed,
replace the part line with this:
part / --fstype ext2 --noformat --onpart hdc1
This currently fails when trying to mount the harddrive images to merge the RPM
To correct this problem will require some special case code that recognizes when
the source for the harddrive install images is also a partition used for the
This affects installs and upgrades.
*** Bug 90599 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This should be happier in newer releases.