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Old 03-05-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
VG1
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Cannot mount cdrom in kickstart post-install


I am trying to mount the cdrom in the post section of a kickstart install (on Red Hat 5), but I get the error message :

Block device required

I am doing this from the --nochroot section of the ks like so, but it refuses to mount the device. However, if I later login as root(post reboot), I am able to complete these steps correctly. So its definitely something to do with being in the post section of the kicstart, and not related to me pointing to the incorrect /dev/.. location.
Any ideas???
Oh and I have configured selinux to --permissive. (Does this affect the cdrom mounting? should I disable it?)

-----------ks snippet-------------------------
%post --nochroot
# mount the cdrom
# If no symlink for /dev/cdrom, find the cd-rom device and make one
(cddev="`dmesg | grep '^[sh]d.:' | grep -i cd | head -1 | cut -d: -f1`"


mkdir -p /mnt/cdrom
mount -t iso9660 -o ro /mnt/cdrom /dev/$cddev

# copy over the customized installer
echo "Copying $INSTALLER.gz from the CDROM."
cp /mnt/cdrom/$INSTALLER.gz /tmp
umount -f /mnt/cdrom

gunzip /tmp/$INSTALLER.gz

# run the installer
chmod 755 /tmp/$INSTALLER
echo "Running the $PRODUCTNAME installer."
/tmp/$INSTALLER -i silent

# unmount cdrom & remove the installer
rmdir /mnt/cdrom
rm -f /tmp/$INSTALLER) 2>&1 | tee /post-install.log | tee /dev/console
 
Old 03-06-2008, 10:10 PM   #2
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I'm having the EXACT same issue....and am trying to do the very same thing, copy the final build scripts, etc. off of cdrom. I've determined, as you have that in a --nochroot environment, the cdrom is NOT mounted:

Here is what we have mounted
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev 127812 0 127812 0% /dev
/tmp/loop0 83264 83264 0 100% /mnt/runtime
/dev/System/root 6094400 1288952 4490876 23% /mnt/sysimage
/dev/System/tmp 4062912 139396 3713804 4% /mnt/sysimage/tmp
/dev/System/csm 507748 18768 462766 4% /mnt/sysimage/csm
/tmp/sda1 124427 11727 106276 10% /mnt/sysimage/boot
/dev 127812 0 127812 0% /mnt/sysimage/dev

Not only that, but the shell environment seems limited. All this works of course when I execute the very same ks.cfg from a network build (difference of course is I specify network vice cdrom)

Are you trying to mount an ISO to a virtual cdrom device as well?

Any luck?

Geno
 
Old 03-10-2008, 01:53 PM   #3
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Talking Found a fix.

dakotak1d, it turns out the issue is with the anaconda code itself. It ejects the CD before it runs the post section of the ks file.

I followed the directions here and my customized cd is working like a charm. Go ahead and switch the order of the "methodcomplete" and "dopostaction" calls, recompile to get a new stage2.img, replace it in your distrib, and you should be fine.

http://archives.devshed.com/forums/l...m-2305391.html
 
Old 05-20-2009, 11:37 AM   #4
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mounting cdrom in post section

Hmm! you wont have real root by now!
Therefore you cant make a dir on /mnt

Try this:
mkdir /tmp/one
# mount -t iso9660 /tmp/cdrom /tmp/one

then refer to it with:

cp /tmp/one/postinstall(or whatever)

good luck
 
  


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