Unexpected ‘reinitialize Disk?’ Prompt Form Anaconda During Kickstart With Zerombr

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Anyone have any thoughts on why anaconda might be prompting me to reinitialize the disk during the kickstart of a CentOS6.4 install on hyperV when a) the kickstart file contains “zerombr” as referred to in the installation guide[1]
b) installation proceeds with no prompt on KVM hypervisors and succeeds?

I have read the release notes[2]/tech notes[3] for 6.4 and noted lots of changes concerned with virtualization in general and hyperv hosts in particular, but I don’t see anything that appears to be directly pertinent.

I did try using the “clearpart –initlabel –all” approach (although that appears to be removed from 6.4), but I get the prompt with that as well.

[1]:
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Installation_Guide/s1-kickstart2-options.html
[2]:
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html-single/6.4_Release_Notes/index.html
[3]:
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.4_Technical_Notes/index.html

One thought on - Unexpected ‘reinitialize Disk?’ Prompt Form Anaconda During Kickstart With Zerombr

  • Hi,

    There has been a change since 6.3

    “The ‘clearpart –initlabel’ option in a kickstart no longer initializes drives in 6.3.”

    Try something like

    zerombr clearpart –all –initlabel

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