[CentOS] Kickstart syntax for CentOS upgrade

Tue Apr 29 15:11:44 UTC 2008
Alfred von Campe <alfred at von-campe.com>

On Apr 28, 2008, at 18:37, Tom Lanyon wrote:
> This worked fine for me on a 4.6 kickstart I did recently. I can't  
> remember whether I tried it on 5.x or not, sorry.
> bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=sda
> part /boot --onpart=sda1 --fstype=ext3
> part swap --onpart=sda2 --fstype=swap
> volgroup vg --useexisting
> logvol / --useexisting --name=root --vgname=vg --fstype=ext3
> Because the volgroup already exists you don't need to define a PV  
> for it.

That last sentence was the key.  I removed the line "part pv.2 -- 
noformat --onpart sda2" and did not make any other changes and now  
the "upgrade" is working fine.  For future reference, here is what  
the relevant section of my kickstart file looked like:

   bootloader --location=mbr --append="rhgb quiet"
   part /boot --fstype ext3 --onpart sda1
   volgroup VolGroup00 --useexisting
   logvol swap --useexisting --fstype swap --name=LogVol00 -- 
   logvol /    --useexisting --fstype ext3 --name=LogVol01 -- 

Thanks for the help,