Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 822819
Kickstart installation using USB-drive fails
Last modified: 2013-08-01 09:14:17 EDT
Description of problem:
Following QA:Testcase Kickstart Hd Device Path Ks Cfg I kickstart Fedora 17 from a USB-drive. Installation fails and drops me in a dracut shell with error 'root not found'.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. I composed a kickstart file to install Fedora over a network from a F17 installation tree with a url --url http://<url> in the klickstart file
2. I put this kickstart file on the USB drive together with the vmlinuz and initrd.img files from F17.RC1.
3. I make this drive bootable with grub legacy. The boot entry is:
Title Fedora 17
kernel /vmlinuz ks=hd:sdb2:/ks.cfg
4. I boot and see on the screen, that the kickstart file is found. After a few seconds the error 'root not found' comes up and I end up in a debug shell.
Anaconda reads the kickstart file, knows where to find the installation tree and installs the OS.
I can get arround this by adding repo=<url> to the boot commandline. With this addition the installtion succeeds. This however means I have to supply the same info on two different places. From the kickstart information anaconda should be able to find the installation root filesystem, the same way it can find it from the repo commandline option.
This bug is against the expected result no 4 from the QA testcase, "The installer should honor the kickstart commands provided in the ks.cfg file".
Some problem, but with kickstart on CDROM:
append initrd-initrd.img root=live:CDLABEL=MyLabel ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg
booting to debug shell.
append initrd-initrd.img root=live:CDLABEL=MyLabel
booting to anaconda installer.
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