Bug 135895 - after minimal install X tries to spawn, but is not installed
Summary: after minimal install X tries to spawn, but is not installed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Blocker 133260
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-10-15 17:51 UTC by Colin Walters
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-08-15 16:34:49 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
install log (58.66 KB, text/plain)
2004-10-15 20:22 UTC, Colin Walters
no flags Details
anaconda's slitherings (25.23 KB, text/plain)
2004-10-15 20:23 UTC, Colin Walters
no flags Details

Description Colin Walters 2004-10-15 17:51:57 UTC
Build Identifier: 

I did a "minimal" install, and after rebooting I got: Id "x" respawning too
fast... repeatedly.  I suspect this is because firstboot was trying to run, but
I didn't have X installed.  Not sure what the best thing to do here would be.  I
guess just assume people doing minimal installs know what they're doing, and
just not add firstboot to the inittab or whatever.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. minimal install
2. ...
3. Profit!

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-15 20:03:26 UTC
Is your default runlevel runlevel 5?

Comment 2 Colin Walters 2004-10-15 20:12:32 UTC
I think so.  Not entirely sure though.  I've already installed X and
stuff now, so I can't check.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-15 20:17:32 UTC
Was this via kickstart or a manual install?  Can you attach
/root/install.log and /var/log/anaconda.log?

Comment 4 Colin Walters 2004-10-15 20:22:38 UTC
Created attachment 105303 [details]
install log

Comment 5 Colin Walters 2004-10-15 20:23:17 UTC
Created attachment 105304 [details]
anaconda's slitherings

Comment 6 Colin Walters 2004-10-15 20:23:45 UTC
This was a manual install.

Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-19 17:20:43 UTC
Hrmm, this just worked fine for me.  

What type of install did you select of workstation, desktop, server,

Comment 8 Colin Walters 2004-10-19 17:28:24 UTC
I think I actually selected the default (Desktop, right?), then went
on later, and found it needed 3 CDs, while I only had the first 2.  So
I kept trying to remove things to make it only require 2, but couldn't
find what was on CD 3 easily, so I just gave up and checked "minimal"
in the "configure packages" screen.

Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-19 18:43:20 UTC
Aha, the going back is key.  Fixed in CVS

Comment 10 Colin Walters 2004-10-19 18:49:13 UTC
Cool, thanks, I'm glad you're able to get even these relatively minor
bugs :)

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