Yeah, we're sure. The only thing on the USB drive is the kickstart file and you can see the kickstart successfully locate and pick up the configuration file off the USB stick.
I'll add the sleep to the %pre and see if there is anything else I can watch but I'm positive that anaconda is picking up the configuration file from sda1.
From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Shabazian, Chip
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:53 PM
To: Discussion list about Kickstart
Subject: RE: RHEL5 kickstart overwrites USB
Are you sure the system is seeing the USB as sd(a,b,c)1? Add a sleep to your %pre, get a shell, and take a look.
kickstart-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com]
On Behalf Of Hajducko,
So we're running into a strange issue where a kickstart from a USB/CDROM combo on an HP DL385 G5 system is actually installing and reformatting the USB stick.
We place the kickstart file on the USB drive, drop in a RHEL5 DVD and run:
The installation goes fine and our packages are installed, but upon reboot and examining the USB stick, it has been reformatted to ext3 FS and contains :
Upon reboot of the system, it crashes with a bunch of OPCODE errors.
The relevant part of our kickstart looks like this ( we don't do anything tricky in our packages or post install, just touch a few config files.. )
Tried putting the 'ignoredisk' option in order to ignore the sda1 disk that the USB shows up as, but no luck. As a side note, the disks on the HP show up as /dev/cciss/c0d0.
Any input would be appreciated.