[CentOS] kickstart problems...

John Doe jdmls at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 28 10:26:41 UTC 2009

From: Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>
> John Doe wrote:
> > 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 ?

I like to have everything on the key and not have to deal with network at setup time.
Do you imply that fetching the ks.cfg from usb is not supposed to work?



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