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Re: Kickstart file not being found on mirrored disk



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Prasanna Ponnada wrote:
> I have a machine setup that does RAID level 1 mirroring.
> I create a kickstart config file and modify grub.conf such that it
> points to my vmlinuz, initrd and kickstart files.
> My kickstart, vmlinuz and initrd files are in the /boot directory.

Pransanna,

Please try removing the /boot from your kickstart path.  I believe grub
sees your boot partition as / and not /boot during the boot process.
Please see this post
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2004-May/msg05948.html .

Greg


> 
> Filesystem layout:
> # df
> Filesystem           1K-blocks     Used             Available     Use% 
> Mounted on
> /dev/md0             30233808    761376          27936624    3%     /
> none                   1990496         0   1990496   0% /dev/shm
> #cat /etc/fstab
> /dev/md0                       /                             ext3      
> defaults                                              1 1
> none                              /dev/pts                 devpts 
> gid=5,mode=620                               0 0
> none                              /dev/shm               tmpfs   
> defaults                                                0 0
> none                              /proc                      proc     
> defaults                                                0 0
> none                              /sys                        sysfs     
> defaults                                                0 0
> /dev/cciss/c0d0p3      swap                      swap     
> defaults                                                 0 0
> /dev/hda                       /media/cdrom      auto      
> pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
> /dev/fd0                       /media/floppy      auto     
> pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
> 
> vmlinuz and initrd files are detected fine and my machine boots up fine
> until it fails to find the kickstart file.
> After that the loader prompts me to input values.
> 
> Please find the extract from my grub.conf below:
> /etc/grub.conf entry:
> --------------------------
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-AS4.0-x86_84 ks='hd:md0:/boot/ks.cfg' ro root=/dev/md0
> initrd /boot/initrd-AS4.0-x86_64.img
> 
> Please find the display on tty1 below:
> * getting kickstart file
> * getting kickstart file from harddrive
> * Loading ks from device md0 on path /ks.cfg
> * getFileFrom BlockDevice(md0, /ks.cfg)
> * failed to mount /dev/md0: Invalid argument
> * trying to mount CD device hda
> 
> I understand that the "partition" information that I am specifying in my
> path to ks is wrong.
> However, I tried various other options but cannot seem to get it right
> at all.
> Any help/pointers would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> thanks
> Prasanna
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