Bug 79486

Summary: Installer crashes when mkbootdisk and mkinitrd aren't selected
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Need Real Name <hans>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Need Real Name 2002-12-12 10:45:09 UTC
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Description of problem:
In a 'select individual packages' install I can
deselect the mkbootdisk and mkinitrd packages
but later on in the installation, when apparently
these packages are needed by the installation procedure
(for creating a bootdisk I presume), the installer crashes.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installing Redhat AS21
2. Choose the 'select individual packages' method
3. Deselect 'mkbootdisk' and/or 'mkinitrd'
4. Check the 'create bootdisk' option
5. Proceed installation

Actual Results:  The installer crashes

Expected Results:  Installer should have finished

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-17 03:22:23 UTC
The current code base makes sure that you install things which are required for
later in the installation

Comment 2 Mike McLean 2003-03-18 23:07:43 UTC
confirmed. Certain critical packages are not optional even when selecting
individual packages -- grub for example (at least when using grub as the boot

mkbootdisk is not one of those packages, but the installer handles things
gracefully when mkbootdisk is absent.