The mysteries of anaconda and kickstart


At work, I was trying to get a node installed remotely through kickstart such that I can create the partition table in a specific order. Unfortunately anaconda does not allow us to do that, and you could get disks partitioned not necessarily in the same order. i.e. I wanted the below

  • partition 1 == 10M
  • partition 2 ~ 50M with raid 2 across all 8 disks, with 6 Hot Spares
  • Partition 3 ~ 50G with raid 5 across all 8 disks, with 1 Hot Spare
  • Partition 4 everything else

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