Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 847162
anaconda generated kickstart with imsm raid fails to parse
Last modified: 2013-07-31 14:27:51 EDT
Description of problem:
The F17 installation with Intel IMSM (BIOS) fake-raid worked successfully. But when taking the generated /root/anaconda-ks.cfg, uncommenting the raid and part lines, and attempting a kickstart installation, anaconda failed with a parse error.
The related kickstart lines are:
(line21) raid --level=container --device=md127 --useexisting --noformat raid.008000 raid.008016
(line22) raid --level=1 --device=md126 --useexisting --noformat raid.009127
The parse error in the /tmp/anaconda.log:
13:16:23,402 CRIT anaconda.stderr: The following error was found while parsing the kickstart configuration file:
The following problem occurred on line 21 of the kickstart file:
Members may not be specified for preexisting RAID device
Looking at the pykickstart raid.py code I was able to see that it was expecting a mount point even though it doesn't make sense for pre-existing raid. I also had to remove the raid.* partitions from the kickstart lines.
These modified lines seemed to work fine for me in the kickstart config:
raid / --level=container --device=md127 --useexisting --noformat
raid / --level=1 --device=md126 --useexisting --noformat
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