[CentOS] kickstart problems...

Fabian Arrotin fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net
Mon Apr 27 18:05:30 UTC 2009

John Doe wrote:
> Hi,
> I am creating CentOS install usb keys and, apart from a few problems, it mostly works...
> 1. OT: My server HP does not seem to want to boot on it if I set the write protection on.
> 2. Anaconda tries to fetch the ks.cfg too early...  It detects sda, then detects the 
>    RAID adapter, then re-detects sda with a "waiting for device to settle before scanning".
>    Anaconda tries to access the ks.cfg file in the middle of this waiting.
>    If, once the detection is over (just 2-3 seconds later), I retry, it works.
> 3. Error message "cannot mount read/write, will mount read-only" (I like to write protect)
> 4. OT: fs corruption ont he USB keys...
>    I copy the iso file on the key (no error message), then compare it to the original and 
>    some random differences appear. I noticed in the logs:
>    "ext2_new_block: Allocating block in system zone - block = 65536"
>    "ext2_free_blocks: bit already cleared for block 88678"
>    "ext2_free_blocks: Freeing blocks not in datazone - block = 3003818537, count = 1"
> Any idea how to fix 2. and 3. ?

Is there a particular reason why you don't/can't use pxe boot and 
fetching the ks files over the network ?

Fabian Arrotin
  idea=`grep -i clue /dev/brain`
  test -z "$idea" && echo "sorry, init 6 in progress" || sh ./answer.sh

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