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Bug 79386 - kickstart ondisk fails if specified drive missing
Summary: kickstart ondisk fails if specified drive missing
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-11 02:51 UTC by Bill Heiden
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-07-28 23:17:30 UTC

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Description Bill Heiden 2002-12-11 02:51:08 UTC
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Description of problem:
 Within our facility, we are using a general ks.cfg to install machines.  This 
general ks.cfg uses ondisk within the partition section to create filesystems.  
We create /boot, swap, and / on the primary drive (/dev/sda) and then create 
a /vol2 on /dev/sdb.  If the machine does not have a /dev/sdb, then the 
kickstart installation aborts. It would be great if the installation continued 
and posted a message to one of the log files informing us of the error.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Obtain machine with only a single drive
2. Create a ks.cfg that attempts to create a partition/filesystem on a 
secondary non-existent drive.
3. Install using the ks.cfg from step and watch the failure.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-12-11 04:28:53 UTC
Changing component to anaconda since this seems related to kickstart and not the
kickstart configuration tool.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 06:52:39 UTC
Will address as time allows -- in general, kickstart assumes that your kickstart
config is appropriate for the machine being installed on.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-09 05:02:54 UTC
We give a slightly better exception now.  Still need to catch and provide
user-friendly error messages some day, though.

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