kickstart RH6.2 installation problems

Brian Haymore brian at chpc.utah.edu
Mon Sep 25 16:34:30 EDT 2000


Checkout developer.redhat.com and do a search through their bugzilla DB
on the kickstart system for 6.2.  You will find that they do have
documented a large number of bugs with Kickstart and partions.  You
should be able to find some good workarounds from that database.  


Mikhail Kuzminsky wrote:
> 
>        Dear netters,
> 
> I'm installing RH6.2 on the nodes of new Beowulf cluster.
> I want to do kickstart RH 6.2 installation on HDDs, having
> the necessary partitions (but they are w/o ext2fs created).
> 
> But after start of installation I receive following
> traceback messages:
> 
> File /usr/bin/anaconda, line 341 in ?
>      extraModules=extraModules)
> File /usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py, line 332 in __init__
>      self.setClass(instClass)
> File /usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py, line 822, in setClass
>      todo.addmount(dev,mntpoint,fstype,reformat)
> File /usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py, line 395, in addMount
> 
> and install exited abnormally. It looks that
> the problems are w/partitions. I'll be very appreciate in
> ideas what is reason of errors.
> 
> ks.cfg file contents is :
> 
> lang en_US
> network --bootproto static --ip 192.168.0.10 --netmask 255.255.255.0 --gateway 192.168.0.4
> ### Source File Location
> cdrom
> keyboard us
> ### Partitioning Information
> #zerombr yes
> zerombr no
> #clearpart --linux
> part / --size 141 --onpart hda2
>        ^^^^^^^^^^
>       (the result dosn't depend from the presence of size keywords)
> part swap --size 133 --onpart hda3
> part /usr --size 3004 --onpart hda5
> install
> ### Mouse Configuration
> mouse genericps/2 --emulthree
> ### Time Zone Configuration
> timezone --utc US/Eastern
> ### X Configuration
> xconfig --vsync 60
> ### Root Password Designation
> rootpw paSSword
> ### Authorization Configuration
> auth --useshadow --enablemd5
> ### Lilo Configuration
> lilo --linear --location mbr
> ### Package Designation
> %packages
> @ Base
> chkfontpath
> groff-perl
> ...
> ### Commands To Be Run Post-Installation
> %post
> echo "This is in the chroot" > /tmp/message
> 
> Thanks for your help !
> 
> Mikhail Kuzminsky
> Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry
> Moscow
> 
> 
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