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RE: RHEL5 kickstart overwrites USB



Title: RHEL5 kickstart overwrites USB
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.
 
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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.

 


From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Hajducko, Steven
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:47 PM
To: kickstart-list redhat com
Subject: RHEL5 kickstart overwrites USB

 

Hi,

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:

linux ks=hd:sda1:/hostname.cfg

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 :

stha3155 ghost:/media/usb$ ls
config-2.6.18-8.el5  grub  initrd-2.6.18-8.el5.img  lost+found  symvers-2.6.18-8.el5.gz  System.map-2.6.18-8.el5  vmlinuz-2.6.18-8.el5

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.. )

install
cdrom
lang en_US
langsupport --default=en_US en_US
keyboard us
skipx
text
ignoredisk --drives=sda1,sdb1,sdc1
network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip 192.168.27.17 --netmask 255.255.255.0 --hostname hostname.domain.com
network --device eth1 --onboot no
rootpw --iscrypted #####
firewall --disabled
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
timezone America/Los_Angeles
selinux --disabled
zerombr yes
bootloader --location=mbr --append="rhgb quiet"
reboot
clearpart --all
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=128 --asprimary
part swap --size=6912 --asprimary
part pv.01 --size=100 --grow
volgroup rootvg pv.01
logvol / --fstype ext3 --vgname=rootvg --size=512 --name=rootlv
logvol /tmp --fstype ext3 --vgname=rootvg --size=1024 --name=tmplv
logvol /var --fstype ext3 --vgname=rootvg --size=1024 --name=varlv
logvol /opt --fstype ext3 --vgname=rootvg --size=2048 --name=optlv
logvol /home --fstype ext3 --vgname=rootvg --size=2048 --name=homelv
logvol /usr --fstype ext3 --vgname=rootvg --size=2048 --name=usrlv
logvol /usr/local --fstype ext3 --vgname=rootvg --size=2048 --name=locallv

%packages

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.

Thanks.

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sh


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