Bug 82408 - can't kickstart install with root in exisitng volgroup
can't kickstart install with root in exisitng volgroup
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
Depends On: 74357
Blocks: 79579
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Reported: 2003-01-21 16:31 EST by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-17 16:31:48 EST
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2003-01-21 16:31:03 EST
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Description of problem:
Anacond generates a kickstart file with a volgroup line that, if put in, will
clear the entire contents of the volume group, but if left out, will prevent me
from assigning mount points to logical volumes I intend to preserve or format.

Even more interesting: on an interactive kickstart install, if I leave the root
filesystem out of the kickstart file because I want to put it in a preserved
volume group, the installer won't let me get to the disk druid screen.  When I
click on Next in the Mouse Configuration screen, it opens a window saying that
errors have occurred with my partitioning, because I have not defined a root
partition, but when I click Ok, it remains in the Mouse Configuration screen, so
I can't fix the problem.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a kickstart file setting only /boot and swap.  Enable the `interactive'
2.Boot the installer with this kickstart file
3.Try to get to the Disk Druid screen

Actual Results:  You can't

Expected Results:  You should.

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Comment 1 Alexandre Oliva 2003-01-21 16:37:10 EST
And what was already more interesting got further interesting yet: if I leave
out all partitioning-related options, it will just say it couldn't make a
primary partition and give me `Reboot' as the only option.  :-(  No kickstart
for me :-(
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-10 22:35:56 EST
You should be able to do this now (tested locally).  See bug 82406 for the gory
Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2003-02-17 16:31:48 EST
Confirmed, it works.

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