Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131746
installer crashes when NFS server is not running
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:03 EST
Description of problem:
I was trying to do an NFS install of RHEL3U2, and every time I entered
the information of the server/directory (using linux askmethod) when I
installed, it would say something like "installer exited with signal
11" and I would have to reboot.
After a while I realized that I had rebooted the machine that had the
install images available over NFS, and I hadn't restarted nfs on that
The bug here is that if nfsd isn't running on the machine name
entered, the installer should re-prompt or give an error message to
that effect rather than crash with only signal 11 as the output, since
that offers no real debugging information to the user.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
always -- try installing via NFS when the machine that you enter as
the nfs host isn't running nfsd
Steps to Reproduce:
1. see description
non-crash, more informative error message
Merged the fix from HEAD to the RHEL3 branch for a future update.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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