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

I don't have these problems with kvm. Using rhel 5.5.
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From: Hugh Brown <hbrown divms uiowa edu>
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Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:36:50 
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Subject: Re: Problem with fdisk partition aligment (for VMWare) and kickstart

Thomas Hemmingby Espe wrote:
> 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.

Which version of Redhat are you running?

I've been doing this with VMs using RHEL5 running on ESX 4.0 with the 
storage device presented to vmware via NFS from a NAS box.


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