[CentOS] Kickstart install surprise

Wed Sep 12 23:09:12 UTC 2007
Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com>

On Wed, Sep 12, 2007, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>Bill Campbell wrote:
>> My primary purpose in the original message was to provide feedback from
>> somebody who's pretty technical, but not steeped in Red Hat/CentOS.
>I have read that book you speak of, it was mildly entertaining -
>however, you are quoting that out of context here.
>The problem you have is that you used the wrong tool for the wrong job,
>busted your own system - and are now looking for something / someone to
>blame. Thats fine. We all have a spleen, needs venting sometimes.

How was I using the wrong tool when I was testing a kickstart configuration
file in interactive mode, which I figured would be safe as it would allow
me to exit before it wrote on the disk?  I have done similar testing of
autoyast configuration files on many occassions without clobbering

I would hardly call it venting.  I've made a serious effort not to say some
of the things that come to mind (particularly when I found that not only
had it nuked my hard drive, but also nuked the external USB drive that
happened to be on at the time).  If I were venting, I might make comments
to the effect that if I wanted to run a system that would eat every drive
on the system without asking, I would be running the Microsoft Virus,
Windows :-).

>Besides that, since you said its all new to you, feel free to hang
>around - there is a fantastic knowledgebase here on the list. I am sure
>you would be most welcome :)

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