Description of problem:
RH9 kickstart/NFS installation fails with anaconda throwing "unhandled exception".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RH9; anaconda-9.0-4 and anaconda-runtime-9.0-4.
Attempt to start kickstart using Solaris NFS server as distribution source.
The installer will ask for the IP number and default gateway for the machine to
be installed. After (during?) the "Reading packages" phase, the unhandled
exception is seen, and no further progress is made.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot custom RH9 cd built from RH9 cd 1/3 isolinux tree and containing custom
isolinux.cfg and ks.cfg files.
2.Enter IP number and gateway for workstation.
3.Exception thrown after "Reading packages" is displayed.
Kickstart installation fails.
Installation would succeed.
Components involved: custom RH9 boot CD, custom isolinux.cfg and ks.cfg files
in root of this boot CD, Solaris NFS server with RedHat9 CDs copied to an NFS
shared filesystem, Addition of three packages to the RedHat distribution, with
modification of comps.xml, and regeneration of hdlist and hdlist2 files.
It will help us identify the issue if the contents of the exception window were
made available as an attachment to this report.
Created attachment 93305 [details]
Anaconda dump for "unhandled exception" during RH9 kickstart
When kickstart halts, VC2 (Alt+F2) shows that the NFS server has been properly
mounted on /mnt/source.
VC3 (Alt+F3) has the following as the last line of output:
* Using file:///mnt/source/./RedHat/base/comps.xml
I will try rebuilding this distribution without my added packages (i.e., with
a "clean" comps.xml file) to see if this, rather than anaconda, is the source
of the problem.
Great let us know how it works out.
Well, the comps.xml file appears to be the source of the problem. Building
a clean distribution without additions allow kickstart to proceed smoothly.
Consider this resolved.