Bug 8018 - No local and remote filesystem access during kickstart %post installation
No local and remote filesystem access during kickstart %post installation
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-12-27 17:48 EST by dbelliz
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:40 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 21:59:43 EST
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Kickstart config file (3.17 KB, text/plain)
1999-12-28 14:12 EST, dbelliz
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Description dbelliz 1999-12-27 17:48:06 EST
Why is it I am not able to access previouly mounted file systems (local and
nfs) during the %post phase of a kick start installation?
The 2nd virtual terminal's bash prompt (alt + F2) has access to these file
systems during the entire install. Any reference to /mnt/source and
/mnt/sysimage fail during the %post phase but work great in the 2nd virtual
terminal. What is required for me to access these file systems?
Comment 1 Riley H Williams 1999-12-28 13:39:59 EST
Does the %post phase have the same root directory or has a chroot occurred?
Comment 2 dbelliz 1999-12-28 14:12:59 EST
Created attachment 47 [details]
Kickstart config file
Comment 3 dbelliz 1999-12-28 14:13:59 EST
If a chroot has occurred It has happened unbeknownst to me. Here is my ks.cfg
Comment 4 Matt Domsch 2000-01-27 17:08:59 EST
%post happens in a chrooted environment, chroot /mnt/sysimage I believe.  Your
system is now found at /.

If you need a non-chrooted environment for %post (but be careful!), use
%post --nochroot
Comment 5 dbelliz 2000-01-30 13:53:59 EST
Thank You,
My instructor Dax has also set me straight on this. It would be nice if this was
in the docs though.
Comment 6 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 21:59:59 EST
The kickstart process will actually be documented quite well in the next
release, so look forward to that.

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