Bug 92209 - Kickstart keeps wiping partitions on unspecified drives
Summary: Kickstart keeps wiping partitions on unspecified drives
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-06-03 21:12 UTC by redhat8
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-10 19:03:13 UTC
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Description redhat8 2003-06-03 21:12:15 UTC
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Description of problem:
My situation:
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).

The problem:
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:

bootloader --location=partition
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.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.setup kickstart to load RH8 on secondary device

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Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-06-10 19:03:13 UTC
This is fixed in RHL 9. We do not in general backport fixes to previous RHL 

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