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Re: RHEL5 kickstart overwrites USB



Your USB was formated due to the clearpart --all
This instruct the kicstart to clean all the partitions that are
available on your system. I think that you could avoid this by
instructing clearpart to only clear your hardrive with clearpart
--drives=sdX.
The kickstart is recognizing all your hard disks as part of your
system. The docs from redhat warns about part:
"All partitions created are formatted as part of the installation
process unless --noformat and --onpart are used. "
You could use part with --onpart to specify where you want you
partition be installed. If you don't, the system will try by himself
and chose your USB because it was clean.



On 10/11/07, Hajducko, Steven <steven hajducko digitalinsight com> wrote:
>
>
> 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.
>
> --
> sh
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