[CentOS] kickstart - how do I specify I20_block driver

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Fri Mar 23 18:56:20 UTC 2007

On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 at 11:46am, Karl R. Balsmeier wrote

> I have alot of kickstart and scripting going on as I provision lots of 
> machines, and every now and then I run into a pesky machine or three that's 
> still got that Adeptec zero-channel RAID card sitting on the board.  Normally 
> I like to rip it our and throw something more robust in, but if it's a cache 
> machine or whatever, I leave it in.
> It makes my kickstart file useless until I ask you, the list, how do I edit 
> the kickstart file to tell the installer to add this driver and use it.  If I 
> don't, I get an error that says roughly "no suitable disk devices found to 
> install on".
> i'm calling kickstart like this (thanks to Joshua-Baker LePain's advice a 
> while back)
> linux ks=http://192.168.my.webserver/serverx.ks ip=192.168.whatever.ip 
> netmask= gateway=192.168.x.1 dns=my.dns.server.ip
> Is there a section I should edit just before this disks in the kickstart file 
> are called to call and use the i20_block driver, or do I pass it as a 
> parameter at the kickstart command line?

You may need to add 'nostorage' to the anaconda line above, and then you 
can use either 'device scsi i2o_block' or 'driverdisk' in the kickstart 
file.  Details on those options here:

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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