Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107984
network based vnc install falls back to text
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:59 EST
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Description of problem:
Attempting a vnc based network install on a headless server fails. When using a
local-CD as the install medium, vnc installation works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot install CD (disk-1) or boot.iso
2.At disk-1 boot prompt, enter:
linux console=ttyS0,38400n8 vnc askmethod
(for boot.iso, enter: linux console=ttyS0,38400n8 vnc)
3.Go through configuring network settings, selecting http install method, and
direct installer to local rhel3 web repository
4.Installer fails to find vga card (as happens in working vnc install from local
CD media) then falls back to text mode rather than starting vnc server
Actual Results: Install continued in text mode, rather than starting VNC
Expected Results: Install should have launched a VNC server, which could then
be used to complete install graphically (allowing setup of LVM, etc).
Additional info: I have not tried ftp or nfs network installs, only http
FTP and HTTP installs only pull down a minimal stage2 and so can't do any form
of graphical installation. You have to use NFS to get a graphical network install.