Rose, Since fdisk can't open the device it would suggest the device does not exist. It may be that the proper SCSI module is not loaded so the hard disk can't be seen. The mknod is incorrect as Phil indicated and though this block of code may have worked on RH8 it surely wasn't because of this mknod command. Also, RedHat boot disk and cd-rom already have /dev/sda so the mknod is redundant. I'd focus on SCSI modules. Does the kickstart file work when you leave out the %pre section and simply allow partitioning to take place normally within the body of the ks.cfg file using "part" commands? Use youir alt key to toggle between the F2,3,4 keys so you can see what is happing during the installation. if you get far enough go to F2 and lsmod to see if your SCSI mods are loaded. -Daniel Gomez Marriott International -----Original Message -----Original Message----- From: rosella keating [mailto:rosella indiatimes com] Sent: Wed 4/23/2003 12:58 AM To: kickstart-list redhat com Cc: Subject: Re: Re: fdisk in %pre in RH9 The same code works just fine with RH 8.0. So I dont see why it should not work with Rh 9. Thanks Rose kickstart-list redhat com wrote: On Wed, 23 Apr 2003, rosella keating wrote: >I am trying to do partitioning in the %pre section of the kickstart, >while installing RH 9. . I am executing following steps: > >$mknod /tmp/sda >$dd if=$PATH/mbr.dd of=/tmp/sda bs=512 >$/usr/sbin/fdisk /tmp/sda Shouldn't there be more args to mknod? # mknod /tmp/sda b 8 0 Cheers, Phil _______________________________________________ Kickstart-list mailing list Kickstart-list redhat com https://listman.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/kickstart-list _____ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from Indiatimes at <http://email.indiatimes.com> http://email.indiatimes.com Buy The Best In BOOKS at http://www.bestsellers.indiatimes.com <http://www.bestsellers.indiatimes.com> Bid for Air Tickets @ Re.1 on Air Sahara Flights. Just log on to http://airsahara.indiatimes.com <http://airsahara.indiatimes.com> and Bid Now !