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Old 01-24-2012, 07:03 AM   #1
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Centos 6 template creation

I am trying to create a xen pv cenots6 template using kickstart file. I have used the below parition method for partitioning the xvda disk,

clearpart --all --initlabel --drives=xvda1
clearpart --all --initlabel --drives=xvda2
part / --fstype ext4 --size=1 --grow --ondisk=xvda1
part swap --fstype swap --size=512 --grow --maxsize=512 --ondisk=xvda2

But I am getting the error on this parition steps as,

anaconda 13.21.149 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
"/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/", line
1033, in allocatePartitions
disklabel = disklabels[_disk.path]
"/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/", line
906, in doPartitioning
allocatePartitions(storage, disks, partitions,
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1116, in <module>
KeyError: '/dev/xvda1'

But if I use the below method it works, which is used a one hdd xvda only

clearpart --all --initlabel --drives=xvda
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=100 --ondisk=xvda
part pv.2 --size=1 --grow --ondisk=xvda
volgroup VolGroup00 pv.2
logvol / --fstype ext4 --name=LogVol00 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=1 --grow
logvol swap --fstype swap --name=LogVol01 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=256 --grow --maxsize=512

Any suggestion please to get it work with the issue method?
Old 01-29-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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Do you actally have two disks that show up as xvda1 and xvda2? I'd have expected xvda and xvdb.

Also, assuming you have two disks, xvda1 and xvda2 (instead of xvda and xvdb) I believe you just need one clearpart line:

clearpart --all --initlabel

At the very least, I think you can combine the two:

clearpart --all --initlabel --drives=xvda1,xvda2

I'd try switching xvda1 to xvda and xvda2 to xvdb first unless you know that you've got two disks with those device names. If you do, then you may try looking through the fedora kickstart guide:


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