[fedora-virt] Problem installing KVM gueast on LMV

Leonid Flaks flaks at bnl.gov
Tue Jun 2 20:23:57 UTC 2009

M A Young wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Jun 2009, Leonid Flaks wrote:
>> It was empty, but I never had this 'clearpart --linux' line in 
>> kickstart.
>> I just added it and it seems to do the trick!
>> Interestingly enough I did not use it before for kickstarting fedora 
>> 10 xen guest on fedora 8 xen host.
> It depends (or should depend) on what is already in the disk area you 
> are using. If you have used that disk area before, even if it is with 
> a newly created LV, then the installer would see partitions so try to 
> fit the install into the (possibly empty) space that was still free. 
> clearpart --linux tells it to throw away any existing linux 
> partitions. If the area really was blank then it looks like there was 
> an anaconda bug.
>     Michael Young
Disk area was not empty (most likely). I used the same system for xen 
host/guest systems and never needed this anaconda statement although I 
re-installed different guests there many times. I do not use it in 
kickstarts of real (not virtual) systems neither - I preserve some 
non-system partitions over re-installations and in both cases anaconda 
works just fine. I'll take it as KVM specific feature, which is fine as 
long as I know about it.

Again, thanks for help,


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