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Bug 7091 - --grow and --maxsize don't work with 6.1 KickStart
Summary: --grow and --maxsize don't work with 6.1 KickStart
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-17 23:51 UTC by Don
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2000-02-22 17:05:11 UTC

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Description Don 1999-11-17 23:51:28 UTC
On a 4G drive the partitions defined in the ks.cfg on the boot floppy are
as such;
clearpart --all
part / --size 150
part /var --size 80 --grow --maxsize 100
part /usr --size 700 --grow --maxsize 800
part swap --size 128 --grow --maxsize 200
part /tmp --size 100 --grow

What I get is;
Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5               155545     43856    103659  30% /
/dev/sda7               388693        32    368582   0% /tmp
/dev/sda1              2727572    645024   1943992  25% /usr
/dev/sda8               326682      9582    300234   3% /var

Filename                        Type            Size    Used    Priority
/dev/sda6                       partition       522072  0       -1

The / partition is correct, however everything else is skewed slightly. Not
that it seemed to choose sizes correctly, I just don't understand why it
didn't stop with a 100M /var, an 800M /usr, a 200M swap and give the rest
to /tmp.

Is there an explination behind this? Below is the ks.cfg in its entirety.

Thanks for the help,


Don Byington
Synopsys, Inc.

lang en_US
network --bootproto static --ip --netmask
--gateway --nameserver
nfs --server --dir /q-bigfs/KickStart/6.1
keyboard us
zerombr yes
clearpart --all
part / --size 150
part /var --size 80 --grow --maxsize 100
part /usr --size 700 --grow --maxsize 800
part swap --size 128 --grow --maxsize 200
part /tmp --size 100 --grow
mouse generic3ps/2
timezone --utc US/Pacific
xconfig --monitor "Dell Ultrascan 21FS" --startxonboot
rootpw blah
auth --enablenis --nisdomain --nisserver
lilo --location mbr
@ Networked Workstation
@ Development
@ X Window System
@ Mail/WWW/News Tools
@ Multimedia Support
@ Extra Documentation
rdate -s
echo "Synopsys NCS Beaverton Kickstart-installed Red Hat Linux `/bin/date`"
> /etc/motd
mkdir /ks.mnt
mount /ks.mnt
cd /
umount /ks.mnt
rmdir /ks.mnt

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-29 18:51:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Hannu Martikka 2000-01-27 10:05:59 UTC
Is somebody really fixing this probelm?
It's been reported since 1999-11-17 and even the rawhide still has this problem.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 17:04:59 UTC
Issues are resolved in the latest installer (available in beta.)

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