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Bug 79386 - kickstart ondisk fails if specified drive missing
kickstart ondisk fails if specified drive missing
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-12-10 21:51 EST by Bill Heiden
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-28 19:17:30 EDT
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Description Bill Heiden 2002-12-10 21:51:08 EST
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Description of problem:
 Within our facility, we are using a general ks.cfg to install machines.  This 
general ks.cfg uses ondisk within the partition section to create filesystems.  
We create /boot, swap, and / on the primary drive (/dev/sda) and then create 
a /vol2 on /dev/sdb.  If the machine does not have a /dev/sdb, then the 
kickstart installation aborts. It would be great if the installation continued 
and posted a message to one of the log files informing us of the error.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Obtain machine with only a single drive
2. Create a ks.cfg that attempts to create a partition/filesystem on a 
secondary non-existent drive.
3. Install using the ks.cfg from step and watch the failure.

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Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-12-10 23:28:53 EST
Changing component to anaconda since this seems related to kickstart and not the
kickstart configuration tool.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 01:52:39 EST
Will address as time allows -- in general, kickstart assumes that your kickstart
config is appropriate for the machine being installed on.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-09 01:02:54 EDT
We give a slightly better exception now.  Still need to catch and provide
user-friendly error messages some day, though.

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