[Server-devel] Early F11 XS build

Jerry Vonau jvonau at shaw.ca
Wed Oct 28 11:53:28 EDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 16:10 +0100, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 6:42 PM, Jerry Vonau <jvonau at shaw.ca> wrote:
> > Ok, see two issue, I forgot that the behaviour of method= changed
> > between F9 & F11. We now need to make use of stage2= in place of
> > method=(method is going away, anyway).
> Actually, the winner is "repo=hd:LABEL=XSRepo" -- with that it picks
> up both stage2 ("installer.img") and the iso. Might even work without
> 'repo' even.
Just a fluke I think... ;) don't think it would work at all without
repo= I covered my backside with stage2= and repo=, using repo= implies
that there are rpms on the usbkey. While mkusbinstall is testing
for /Packages on the iso, so you can use it with a stock Fedora boot.iso
or a full install iso. Note I changed the disk labeling from XSRepo to

> With that anaconda gets going. Issues I am seeing
>  - Anaconda gets confused with the 'family' name having spaces. This
> is probably minor / cosmetic. We cannot change the name as it'll break
> upgrades.

Saw that too, not sure if that is revisor or anaconda...

>  - Anaconda barfs when ks asks to create a VolGroup with a name that
> already exists. Like... when re-installing an XS!

Is that is text or GUI, text has some issues that need to be addressed,
try in GUI to see if that still occurs. FWIW, I ran the GUI on an XO,
ran slow but, ran..   

>  - The removal of the "old" VG either dies or is going to take a few
> years. After 15 minutes it hasn't produced much, and there is no
> apparent disk IO.

If this is going to be a full re-install, fdisk is your friend... ;)


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