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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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-----Original Message-----
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
	patitioning

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.

Hugh

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