[CentOS] Manual Paritioning with fdisk

Tue Apr 12 12:12:43 UTC 2005
Gerald Waugh <gwaugh at frontstreetnetworks.com>

On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 07:00 -0400, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:

> 1) Setting up software RAIDs is really easy if you kickstart.  This is the 
> partitioning section from one of my ks.cfg files that sets up a fully 
> mirrored system on a box with 2 IDE drives (hda and hdc):
> clearpart --all
> part raid.01 --size=6144 --ondisk=hda --asprimary
> part raid.11 --size=6144 --ondisk=hdc --asprimary
> part raid.02 --size=4096 --ondisk=hda
> part raid.12 --size=4096 --ondisk=hdc
> part raid.03 --size=8192 --ondisk=hda
> part raid.13 --size=8192 --ondisk=hdc
> part raid.04 --size=1024 --ondisk=hda
> part raid.14 --size=1024 --ondisk=hdc
> part raid.05 --size=1024 --ondisk=hda
> part raid.15 --size=1024 --ondisk=hdc
> part raid.06 --size=1024 --grow --ondisk=hda
> part raid.16 --size=1024 --grow --ondisk=hdc
> raid / --level=1 --device=md0 raid.01 raid.11
> raid /usr/local --level=1 --device=md1 raid.02 raid.12
> raid /home --level=1 --device=md2 raid.03 raid.13
> raid /tmp --level=1 --device=md3 raid.04 raid.14
> raid swap --level=1 --device=md4 raid.05 raid.15
> raid /var --level=1 --device=md5 raid.06 raid.16
> 2) If you use grub, by default a system missing the non-primary boot drive 
> (i.e., if hda in the above system died) won't boot.  There are tricks out 
> there to get a boot sector on the secondary boot drive.  *However*, if you 
> use LILO, you can tell it that 'boot=/dev/md0' and it will automatically 
> make both drives bootable.

I see, never used kickstart, 
I did see anaconda.ks.cfg in root when an install is completed.
So I guess one could edit anaconda.ks.cfg as one sees fit.

Not sure how to use it though. I suspect at the install 'boot' prompt I
should enter some command.