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Re: Problem with fdisk partition aligment (for VMWare) and kickstart patitioning

2010/12/15 Hugh Brown <hbrown divms uiowa edu>:

Hello, and thanks for the reply.

> Instead of doing the "d 1 d 2 ..." I just zero out the mbr with dd
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1

Yes, we changed the script today to something similar to what you suggest,
but that did not make any difference.

> Then, I do a similar fdisk <<EOF, however, I also set sda1 to be bootable,
> and create a partition for the physical volume, set it to making sure to
> start/end on a boundary.
> I'd double check to make sure you don't have a clearpart directive that is
> overwriting your changes.
> You could also try running partprobe after you finish writing out the change
> to the partition table.

Somehow, partprobe is not available. I have not manage to find out
why. RedHat suggests that
partprobe is part of the parted-package, and parted is available, but
not partprobe.

The installation halts just after the %pre-script is done (the
repartitioning is the only
%pre-script that is run), so it seems that anaconda is somehow not
able to pick up the changes.
partprobe could have remedied that, I believe, had it been available.

Thomas H. Espe

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