How to kickstart from floppy?

Tim Jackson tim.jackson at
Mon Nov 21 17:03:26 UTC 2005

I am doing the cfg from the system-config-kickstart gui and the cfg it 
creates looks pretty much identical to the way it did with RedHat.
Maybe I am doing something wrong.   It seems like the clearpart is not 
being doing.  The partitioner is coming up with the existing partition 
structure and I then have to go through and name mount points and format 
each partition and then it never goes back to the load the rest of the 
cfg. Here is the partitioning part of my cfg

#System bootloader configuration
bootloader --location=mbr
#Clear the Master Boot Record
zerombr yes
#Partition clearing information
clearpart --all --initlabel
#Disk partitioning information
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size 150 --asprimary
part swap --recommended --asprimary
part / --fstype ext3 --size 4000 --asprimary
part /usr --fstype ext3 --size 4000
part /home --fstype ext3 --size 4000
part /opt --fstype ext3 --size 20000
part /var --fstype ext3 --size 2000
part /tmp --fstype ext3 --size 2000
part /recovery --fstype ext3 --size 1 --grow

albi wrote:

>On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 17:51:20 -0800
>Tim Jackson <tim.jackson at> wrote:
>>still can't get the kickstart to partition automatically.
>>I get these errors just before the hardware probing
>>"/lib/kickseed/initrd-kickseed 109:    mountfloppy not found" 
>>"lib/kickseed/initrd-kickseed 124:    cannot open floppy/ks.cfg"
>>but the odd part is that the install does read the ks.cfg enough to
>>get past all the screens up to the partitioning.
>i've done quite a few kickstart-installations lately (breezy, with a
>ks.cfg put online) and they all went fine apart from "the having to type
><enter> twice" in the partition-part

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