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Re: [rhelv6-list] kickstarting rhel6 from usb key



check this out... specifically the bit about it defaulting to ks.cfg
in root directory of media:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=235489


On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 15:36, Jason Keltz <jas cse yorku ca> wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>
> I believe /dev/disk/by-label is available, and I looked into using that, but
> still, if the usb key becomes /dev/sda, then this will effect installation
> of bootloader, etc.  hard to work around.
> Does red hat not support installation via usb key?
> I'm not using multipath so I don't have /dev/disk/by-scsi-id..
> In this particular case, the system has a 3ware 9750-8e card (which is
> referred to first in bios)..
>
> I wish there was some way to force the usb device as being sdb.
>
> jas.
>
> Greg Swift wrote:
>>
>> in the stage2 environment check to see if /dev/disk/by-label is
>> available.  If it is, and you know or can change the label of your usb
>> device, you should be able to reference this.
>>
>> I know that in the multipath bits they are trying to push more heavily
>> into using the /dev/disk/by-scsi-id/ for disk handling in rhel 6
>> anaconda.
>>
>> -greg
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 15:18, Jason Keltz <jas cse yorku ca> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Ges,
>>>
>>> Thanks for your reply.
>>> Does this mean that kickstarting from a USB key is just not reliable?
>>> You have to be able to specify a device during kickstart, and if you
>>> don't
>>> know what the device that represents the hard disk will be, then what do
>>> you?
>>> I could "calculate" it on the fly, and modify the kickstart process
>>> accordingly, but if there are multiple disks in the system, and I want to
>>> be
>>> able to specify which of those devices will be used for kickstart, then
>>> this
>>> messes things up ..
>>> Once a system is kickstarted, you can use labels, etc. to identify disks,
>>> but assuming you're starting with a totally blank hard disk, who knows
>>> what
>>> device the kernel will see..
>>>
>>> I remember this was an issue years and years ago .. can't believe we
>>> haven't
>>> found a better way to handle this under Linux yet...
>>>
>>> sigh..
>>>
>>> Jason.
>>>
>>>
>>> Grzegorz Witkowski wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> /dev/... devices may not be persistent between reboots.
>>>> It is not a bug. The kernel usually just assigns unpredictable device
>>>> names based on the order of discovery. See udev related info.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Ges
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 15:44 -0400, Jason Keltz wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm kickstarting a new Red Hat 6.0 system from a USB key.
>>>>> I've kickstarted it many times from the key in the last week, and the
>>>>> USB
>>>>> key is recognized as sdb, and the system hard disk as sda.
>>>>> However, this morning, I went to kickstart, and the USB key was
>>>>> suddenly
>>>>> being recognized as sda which, of course messed up the process.
>>>>> I tried it various times, and it continued to be that way.
>>>>> I then had to leave it for a while because I was busy with other stuff.
>>>>> When I came back, the hard disk is now being recognized as sda, usb key
>>>>> as sdb.
>>>>> What's up?  seems like an odd bug...
>>>>>
>>>>> Jason.
>>>>>
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