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Bug 3641

Summary: kickstart fails if partitions are not specified
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Joshua Buysse <buysse>
Component: installerAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
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Description Joshua Buysse 1999-06-22 18:31:51 UTC
I'm attempting to use kickstart to partially automate the
install process -- having the system ask about network and X
configuration, since the machines I need to install are not
especially similar.  I'm mainly using kickstart to provide a
way to automate package specification and a post-install

The problem that I'm running into is that the installer does
not ask about partitioning if none is specified in the
kickstart file.  I've got a wide variety of machines.

Another minor annoyance (I would just customize the
kickstart file for each machine with a script otherwise) is
that the 'part' keyword does not allow you to specify a disk
to place the partition on.  On the machines that have
multiple disks, I want control over the swap partitions,

Comment 1 Joshua Buysse 1999-06-23 20:28:59 UTC
A good solution in my mind for a future version of the installer would
be a '--ask' option for any of the kickstart keywords, so you could
specifically state 'network --ask' or 'part --ask'.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-10 21:03:59 UTC
Added to a list of feature requests for future releases.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-19 23:05:57 UTC
Should be fixed in the Pinstripe beta release.