I've been using the following simple partitioning scheme to setup some RedHat machines.
zerombr clearpart --all --initlabel bootloader --location=mbr autopart
The unfortunate part is that I know that as of RHEL 6.3 --initlabel no longer initializes new drives and has been swapped out for the
I have both of these options included (to support legacy). But it doesn't seem like zerombr actually initializes the disks at all and when I check in the parted utility there is no disk label there and one needs to be created manually.
As you can see even with the
clearpart --all --initlabel I still have partition data on my disk during kickstart
(parted) print Model: HITACHI HUS156060VLS600 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 600GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags: Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 32.3kB 839MB 839MB primary boot 2 839MB 600GB 599GB primary 3 600GB 600GB 609MB primary fat32 (parted) mklabel msdos
And it then proceeds to error out and fails to continue installation until I reboot after running a mklabel.
Anyone have any ideas? Or is this possibly a bug that should be submitted to RedHat?