Bug 135895

Summary: after minimal install X tries to spawn, but is not installed
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Colin Walters <walters>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Version: rawhideCC: barryn, notting, pnasrat
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Description Colin Walters 2004-10-15 13:51:57 EDT
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I did a "minimal" install, and after rebooting I got: Id "x" respawning too
fast... repeatedly.  I suspect this is because firstboot was trying to run, but
I didn't have X installed.  Not sure what the best thing to do here would be.  I
guess just assume people doing minimal installs know what they're doing, and
just not add firstboot to the inittab or whatever.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. minimal install
2. ...
3. Profit!
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-15 16:03:26 EDT
Is your default runlevel runlevel 5?
Comment 2 Colin Walters 2004-10-15 16:12:32 EDT
I think so.  Not entirely sure though.  I've already installed X and
stuff now, so I can't check.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-15 16:17:32 EDT
Was this via kickstart or a manual install?  Can you attach
/root/install.log and /var/log/anaconda.log?
Comment 4 Colin Walters 2004-10-15 16:22:38 EDT
Created attachment 105303 [details]
install log
Comment 5 Colin Walters 2004-10-15 16:23:17 EDT
Created attachment 105304 [details]
anaconda's slitherings
Comment 6 Colin Walters 2004-10-15 16:23:45 EDT
This was a manual install.
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-19 13:20:43 EDT
Hrmm, this just worked fine for me.  

What type of install did you select of workstation, desktop, server,
custom?
Comment 8 Colin Walters 2004-10-19 13:28:24 EDT
I think I actually selected the default (Desktop, right?), then went
on later, and found it needed 3 CDs, while I only had the first 2.  So
I kept trying to remove things to make it only require 2, but couldn't
find what was on CD 3 easily, so I just gave up and checked "minimal"
in the "configure packages" screen.
Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-19 14:43:20 EDT
Aha, the going back is key.  Fixed in CVS
Comment 10 Colin Walters 2004-10-19 14:49:13 EDT
Cool, thanks, I'm glad you're able to get even these relatively minor
bugs :)