Created attachment 1211587 [details]
Description of problem:
Boot a VM using virt-manager with kernel-path,initrd-path and inst.repo (nfs repo)correctly added,the system ends up with dracut-initqueue timeout.
I saw "mount.nfs: Connection timed out" in journal.To make sure the repo is usable,I have created a VM using .iso installer,and added an inst.repo option with the nfs repo specified,and the installer successfully auto-selects it as the installation source.
FYI:The http repo works well with pxeboot.
Not sure if this is the right place,please feel free to reassign,thanks.
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Created attachment 1211590 [details]
I've performed a pxe installation with inst.repo=nfs: just fine. However, I had the same troubles yesterday, and I figured that anaconda itself probably mounts with nfs4, but dracut (used for pxe+inst.repo) mounts with "nfsvers=3" option. Which requires different ports to be open. When I stopped firewalld, everything started to work properly.
Lili, can you test without a firewall? Also, if you need to debug more, try to mount your nfs repo from a different computer with "-o nfsvers=3" if that works or not (which will tell you whether the problem is on your server or in the installer).
The installation source is fine,as I have used it for other tests,and it works well,and I have tried to mount it before I used it.
I have tried to reproduce this with firewall disabled just now,and turns out the nfs repo works well without firewall:)
OK, since two of us hit the same issue about the same day, and were similarly confused by it, I'll rephrase this bug:
Anaconda folks, please have a look at why dracut (the anaconda plugin in it, I suppose) forces nfsvers=3, and if the reasons are not needed anymore, consider removing it. Because it's confusing that inst.repo=nfs gets mounted fine in some scenarios (when using directly in anaconda gui, or when stage2 is present), but isn't mounted fine in other scenarios (pxeboot).
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