[CentOS] C7: How to configure raid at install time

Thu Nov 19 14:56:39 UTC 2015
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Thu, November 19, 2015 8:15 am, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Fred Smith wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 09:49:43PM -0700, Devin Reade wrote:
>>> --On Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:07:12 PM -0500 Fred Smith
>>> <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
>>> >But it isn't at all obvious how one would do a new RAID1 setup in
>>> >Anaconda
>>> Don't feel bad.  The abortion that is the RHEL/CentOS 7 graphical
>>> install interface is far too dumbed-down to be easily usable by anyone
>>> that understands what is going on under the covers.  Oh, the irony.
> <snip>
> Right, hit <send>, then thought of one more annoyance: the stupid
> graphical custom partition option will NOT do what you tell it: I want
> /boot first, then swap, *then* /, but if you don't do it the way I
> mentioned in my last post - <alt><f2> and parted, it renumbers and
> reassigns your partitions Magically <fairy dust/>, and puts / after /boot,
> and before swap. For no particular reason, and with no explanation.

Indeed, make something that even idiot can use, and only idiot will [be
happy to] use it.

My C7 boxes (workstations, no C7 servers, please) are all installed using
kickstart, and drives are partitioned exactly as I described in kickstart
file. There is still something we can happily use ;-)


Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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University of Chicago
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