Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 92209
Kickstart keeps wiping partitions on unspecified drives
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have PC's with 1 internal IDE hard drive w/Windows 2000 and 1 external SCSI
hard drive used for RH. These are machines at my work which we want to set up
for dual-booting. The idea is to install RH on the external SCSI using
kickstart and not touch a thing on the internal IDE drive (no bootloader
installed since we plan to use Windows bootloader).
When kickstarting RH8, all the partitions on the internal IDE drive get wiped
out, thus killing off Win2K. However, when kickstarting RH9, everything works
perfect - RH get loaded, Win2K stays intact. I have both configuration files
setup the same way (except for indiviual packages). Here is a quick snip of the
relevant lines from the config:
clearpart --drives sda --initlabel
part / --fstype ext2 --size=4096 --ondisk=sda
part swap --size=1024 --ondisk=sda
part /var --fstype ext2 --size=100 --grow --ondisk=sda
As you can see, the clearpart and part commands always specify the SCSI device.
But the IDE partitions get wiped out as well under RH8. Again, RH9 works fine.
I have not tried other versions. Also, I have tried both "clearpart
--drives=sda" and "clearpart --drives sda" with same result.
So, you say, "why don't you use RH9?". Unforunately, RH8 is the current
requirement. Please help! Thanks.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.setup kickstart to load RH8 on secondary device
This is fixed in RHL 9. We do not in general backport fixes to previous RHL