[Novalug] Kickstart Disk Assignment
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Thu Sep 30 21:47:39 EDT 2010
On 9/30/2010 8:29 PM, Peter Larsen wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 18:39 -0400, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>> My machine has one internal SATA drive, and I am connecting a USB drive
>> (Western Digital passport) to it.
>> Under CentOS 5.5, it calls the internal SATA sda and the external USB sdb
>> Under Fedora 13, it calls the internal SATA sdb and the external USB sda
> The same box or two different boxes?
>> Of course, I want to build the USB drive to actually come up as sda; I
>> will select that drive from the Boot Menu.
> Since it's two different distros they may very well have different udev
> rules to apply.
Yes, but they are both "Red Hat". So what changed and why? I did
speculate a bit on why...maybe someone knows for sure.
> There is an option on the "part" parameter called
> "onbiosdisk". You may want to use that to bypass what the udev thinks
> about the device sequencing?
Onbiosdisk is mentioned in the docs, but never specified. What are they
and how would I find out what values to use?
And no, I didn't change the BIOS settings in between installs! FWIW, I
used the grub on the SATA drive to boot the anaconda, and it didn't seem
to matter which drive I booted from. Here are two grub stanzas I used
title Fedora 13 Install from SATA disk
kernel /Fedora/13/i386/isolinux/vmlinuz askmethod
title Fedora 13 Install from USB disk
kernel /fc13/isolinux/vmlinuz askmethod
Note that the pathnames are different so I know exactly which disk
anaconda is coming from.
At the same level with the isolinux directory is the DVD.iso file and
the images directory.
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