[CentOS] Cannot use kickstart file to install CentOS 6.2 into a blank harddisk

lee_yiu_chung at yahoo.com lee_yiu_chung at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 5 02:50:37 UTC 2012

於 2012/1/4 下午 08:25, lee_yiu_chung at yahoo.com 提到:
> I am trying using a kickstart file to install CentOS 6.2 into a new virtual machine (the MBR sector
> of the harddisk is all zero), however I found that the installer cannot go through the harddisk
> partition. It failed after I chose "Use All Space" at harddisk partition option.
> The error message is:
> http://anony.ws/i/bMcTJ.png
> "You have not defined a root partition (/), which is required for installation of CentOS to continue.
> You have not created a/boot/efi partition (note: I am using BIOS, not (U)EFI)
> This can happen if there is not enough space on your harddrive(s) for installation."
> However, if I create a blank MBR partition table before before CentOS installation, then there is no
> problem. The same kickstart file works for CentOS 6.1 with blank harddisk. (with url parameter
> changed of course)
> Below is the kickstart file I used (between dash lines)
> -------
> url --url="http://ftp.twaren.net/Linux/CentOS/6.2/os/i386/"
> interactive
> timezone  Asia/Hong_Kong
> firstboot --enable
> -------
> Steps to reproduce:
> 1. create a new virtual machine with blank harddisk image (or, a real blank harddisk)
> 2. boot the netinstall iso
> 3. at boot menu, press tab and append ks=<kickstart_file_location> and press enter to boot
> 4. go through the boot option as usual until harddisk partition options
> 5. Choose "Use All Space" at harddisk partition options
> 6. error occurs
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I just tested with equivalent upstream version, and confirmed the same bug occurred in upstream. I
opened a bugzilla ticket for this.

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