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Re: partition cciss/c0d0 using ks.cfg file with multiple cciss devices attached

OK, I figured it out. I had one additional filsystem added to my ks.cfg file which I didn't list below. I removed that additional filesystem and it worked fine. I obviously have an error in that fs description that for whatever reason I can't see. Anyway, thanks for the response. Your success prompted me to review my own settings closer.


Christian Rohrmeier SCHERING DE wrote:

Hello Reynold,

The following works for me, even on systems with 2 CPQRaid Controllers
(e.g. 5i with local disks plus 6400 with external SCSI Enclosure) and
various (CPQRaid-defined) locgical drives (e.g. c0d0, c0d1, c0d2,
c1d0,c1d2, etc.) "c0d0" is always the first logical disk on the first CPQ
RAID controller, and the rest go from there. Typical would be a DL380 with
4 local disks. These are setup as two RAID 1+0 mirrored drives (= 2 logical
drives.) Add to that a non-onboard RAID Controller (a CPQ 6400 say) with an
extneral enclosure and 12 drives, in a RAID 5 or RAID ADG setup.

The only thing I notice thats different from your script is that I use
"--initlabel" with clearpart, and that I use both "--drives=" and

clearpart --drives=cciss/c0d0 --all --initlabel
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size 100 --asprimary --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
part swap --size 2000 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
part / --fstype ext3 --size 8000 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0



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Reynold L Demarco <reynold.demarco@ bms.com> To Sent by: kickstart-list redhat com kickstart-list-bo cc unces redhat com Subject partition cciss/c0d0 using ks.cfg 07.11.2005 16:06 file with multiple cciss devices attached Please respond to Discussion list about Kickstart <kickstart-list r edhat.com>

Has anyone had luck auto-partitioning a cciss/c0d0 device using a ks.cfg
file and the ondisk parameter when there are multiple cciss devices on the
system?  Below is the snippet of my ks.cfg file I am using to try and
accomplish this.  Using the below snippet, if I leave off the ondisk
parameters, it all works, but spreads my filesystems across multiple disks
on the system, which is not what I want.  I want to force it to the
internal cciss/c0d0 disk only.  When I leave it this way, it retrieves the
base.img files, parses my config file, then gives me the error: "Could not
allocate the requested partitions:  Partitioning failed: Could not allocate
clearpart --drives cciss/c0d0 --all
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size 512 --ondisk cciss/c0d0
part / --fstype ext3 --size 14000 --ondisk cciss/c0d0
part /var --fstype ext3 --size 10000 --ondisk cciss/c0d0
part /tmp --fstype ext3 --size 2000 --ondisk cciss/c0d0
part swap  --size 2048 --ondisk cciss/c0d0

If the cciss/c0d0 partition table is cleared, I do have enough room on the
disk for the above partitions.  I've tried the above with and without the
"=" as well.  I've also tried leaving out the clearpart and starting with a
blank disk.  And I can use the same exact snippet above except I replace
the cciss/c0d0 with the appropriate sda or hda on a system with hd or sd
drives and it works just fine when there are multiple hd or sd drives
Any help appreciated.  Thanks.
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