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Re: Installer chokes on system with existing Windows



On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 09:01:23AM +0200, LeaseWeb - Poelwijk wrote:
> Hi Ray,
> 
> I had exactly the same problem, but the following two kickstart options
> helped me out:
> 
> #Any invalid partition tables found on disks are initialized.
> #This will destroy all of the contents of disks with invalid partition
> tables
> zerombr yes
> 
> #Erase all partitions
> clearpart --all

Thanks.  So, to clarify; this _won't_ destroy my existing Windows
partitions?

(I'll just try it I guess)

Ray

> Sander Poelwijk.
> 
> Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> >Hi all, trying to do a kickstart install onto a system which already
> >has Windows XP on it.  One drive with three 80GB partitions.  The
> >first two is NTFS and the last 80GB partition is unused.
> >
> >The installer starts up fine, but as soon as I hit 'next' on the first
> >page to where the disk layout review page should be I get the following
> >error:
> >
> >  Could not allocate requested partitions:
> >
> >  Unsatisfied partition request
> >  New Part request -- mountpoint: None uniqueID: 6
> >    type: physical volume (LVM)  format: 1 badblocks: None
> >    device: None drive: ['sda'] primary: None
> >    size: 0 grow: 1 maxsize: None
> >    start: None  end: None  migrate: None  origfstype: None.
> >
> >  Press 'OK' to reboot your system
> >
> >I've tried combinations of autopart, zerombr and bootloader in my KS
> >file to no avail.  I don't want to use clearpart as it'll wipe out my
> >Windows partitions.
> >
> >If I just do a regular non-KS install it doesn't hang here and I can
> >set up my partitions preserving my Windows ones.
> >
> >Here is the relevant portion of the KS file I'm using:
> >
> >  install
> >  nfs --server=10.49.6.46 --dir=/install/RHEL4/es/update4
> >  interactive
> >  lang en_US.UTF-8
> >  langsupport --default=en_US.UTF-8
> >  keyboard us
> >  xconfig --startxonboot --resolution=800x600 --depth 16 
> >  --defaultdesktop=GNOME
> >  %include /tmp/network.ks
> >  rootpw --iscrypted $1$SXuw6/KM$xmV2mmVR3g2HNBmENHuSR.
> >  firewall --disabled
> >  selinux --disabled
> >  firstboot --disable
> >  authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
> >  timezone America/Los_Angeles
> >  bootloader --location=mbr --append="rhgb quiet"
> >
> >Any suggestions?
> >
> >Ray


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