Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112739
anaconda ignores "noprobe" boot option
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
option "noprobe" has no desired effect.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. issue linux noprobe on boot disk boot prompt.
2. manually specify hardware.
3. observe anaconda executing kudzu (libkudzu) to detect hardware.
3. anaconda does not execute kudzu and asks user enter all required
This is required when kudzu hangs. See bug #112720
It's pretty much impossible to do an install and completely kill all
kudzu probing... installing kudzu ends up running a kudzu probe. So
instead of hacking to make things even more painful in the code, I'd
rather fix them so that the lockups don't occur.
I believe that there should be a way to bring anaconda up without any
kind of hardware detection. Then user can go ahead and remove kudzu
from the packages list.