Re: kickstart with iscsi

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On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 08:24:20PM -0800, Jon wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-10-18 at 17:55 -0700, Nifty Fedora Mitch wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 02:55:11PM -0800, jonr@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > > 
> > > Hello List,
> > >
> > > I have been trying to find an example of a working kickstart using iscsi 
> > > disks as the install disks but cannot find one. Every iteration of using 
> > > iscsi in my ks file has failed miserably this far.
> > >
> > > Can someone point me in the right direction, preferably a good doc that 
> > > has this information in it already?
> > >
> > > Thank you for any advicoe,
> > >
> > 
> > Does your kernel boot... can you get to a console and explore?
> > 
> > Do you know that there is an iscsi driver in the active kernel you are
> > installing with.   Are you using host names or IP addresses, routers, netmask...
> > dhcp, 
> > 
> > Is the iscsi device a linux system or 'other'.
> > 
> > Can you boot with a CD/DVD with the askmethod flag and make any progress?
> > Some of the host name, IP address, generic network issues can be tested
> > and if needed solved with a web server (http) or NFS method.   NFS could
> > 'look' a lot like iscsi in terms of path names etc....
> > 
> Thanks for the reply Tom, I am not having network issues. I just don't
> know what the config line is for specifying the install to use iscsi
> disks. Also, at what point should it be in the kickstart file? Are there
> any other options that need to be changed to make this work? This is the
> disk portion of the file:
> Does the iscsi stanza come before or after the zerombr option? Is this
> the right way to use an iscsi device inside of the kickstart file?
> iscsi --ipaddr= --target
> --port 3260
> zerombr
> clearpart --all --drives=xvda --initlabel
> part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=128
> part pv.00 --grow --size=1
> volgroup hostvg pv.00
> logvol / --fstype xfs --name=lvroot --vgname=hostvg --size=1024
> logvol /home --fstype xfs --name=lvhome --vgname=hostvg --size=1024
> logvol /tmp --fstype xfs --name=lvtmp --vgname=hostvg --size=1024
> logvol /usr --fstype xfs --name=lvusr --vgname=hostvg --size=4192
> logvol /var --fstype xfs --name=lvvar --vgname=hostvg --size=1024
> logvol swap --name=lvswap --vgname=hostvg --grow --size=560
> --maxsize=1120
> I am at a loss as to what I am doing wrong. I can mount the iscsi disks
> without a problem by using the iscsiadm command and mount and r/w to the
> device. So I know that it is accessible and permissions are right along
> with firewall.

Have you attempted a %pre script that
issues the iscsiadm commands and mounts
the devices?

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