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Re: logvol --noformat on FC5



On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 01:59:31PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm trying to setup a kickstart file to reinstall FC5 on a hard disk
> while keeping a data partition intact. The data partition is in fact a
> logical volume to allow me to reshuffle PEs if neccessary.
> 
> If I look at the anaconda.cfg that is created when I enter the setup
> manually in anaconda I see the following directives:
> 
> #part /boot --fstype ext3 --onpart sda1
> #part pv.2 --noformat --onpart sda2
> #volgroup systemoctopus --pesize=32768 pv.2
> #logvol /srv/atrpms.net/storage/octopus --noformat --fstype ext3 --name=data --vgname=systemoctopus --size=222272
> #logvol / --fstype ext3 --name=root --vgname=systemoctopus --size=14976
> #logvol swap --fstype swap --name=swap --vgname=systemoctopus --size=1984
> 
> But if I try to use them to automate the process the install results
> in
> 
> | Error mounting device systemoctopus/data as
> | /srv/atrpms.net/storage/octopus: No such file or directory
> | 
> | This most likely meas this partition has not been formated.
> | 
> | Press OK to reboot your system.

BTW: Even though there is this error message the data partition that
was to be --noformat'ed is lost. Looks like anaconda wipes the whole
volume group.

> Am I doing something wrong, or should I file a bug?
> 
> How can I achive what I want, e.g. have kickstart spare a logical
> volume?
> 
> Thanks!
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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