Bug 77003 - ks hd install fails when RedHat Directory on "/"
Summary: ks hd install fails when RedHat Directory on "/"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
: 90599 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-30 20:16 UTC by P Jones
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:58 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-10-05 02:59:42 UTC

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Description P Jones 2002-10-30 20:16:18 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. partition hda1 to 5G
2. copy cd's to /rhsource
3. start install, using kicstart below

Additional info:

The last message on tty3 is "* hda1 is a protected partition"

Here's the kickstart file:
lang English
langsupport     English
keyboard us
mouse generic3ps/2 --device psaux --emulthree
rootpw password
firewall --medium
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
network --bootproto dhcp
part / --fstype ext2 --noformat --onpart hdc2
harddrive --partition hdc1 --dir /rhsource
@ Base

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.

Comment 1 P Jones 2002-10-31 03:04:50 UTC
I also tried copying the .iso files to the /rhsource directory.  I did find
those files, but errored with the same message

Comment 2 P Jones 2002-10-31 03:06:18 UTC
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)

Comment 3 P Jones 2002-10-31 16:17:42 UTC
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

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-31 19:13:14 UTC
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
installed system.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-06 21:02:52 UTC
This affects installs and upgrades.

Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-12 18:44:27 UTC
*** Bug 90599 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-05 02:59:42 UTC
This should be happier in newer releases.

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