Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143788
Installer says "Machine not supported" after clearing partitions in Kickstart install
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:14:24 EST
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Description of problem:
When doing a Kickstart install on a Syntax motherboard I get the
"You are trying to install on a machine which isn't supported by this
release of Fedora Core."
But the installation already cleared my partition table and the system
is gone. I specified clearpart in the kickstart file.
I would expect the installer should check the architecture of the
machine before wiping the disk.
Vendor Id: CentaurHauls
Model Name: VIA Samuel2
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot FC3 disk1
2. linux ks=http://url/to/kickstart.cfg
Actual Results: Disk was wiped, install was halted
Expected Results: Install would be halted with no changes
Is there any way to support this motherboard on a standard install? I
know I am being cheap here, but FC3test3 worked just fine.
What is a "syntax motherboard"?
Here are the specs for the motherboard:
Syntax - S8601MP - VIA Socket 370 microATX Motherboard with Audio, Video, USB
1.1, AMR, WOL and 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN Support with integrated VIA C3 1.2Giga
Pro Processor (S452-1002) See
Debian Sarge (i386 w/2.6 kernel) loads and runs fine. It seems that the
architecture description on FC3 is incorrect. In the kernel tree there are i586
and i686 specs but not i386.
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.
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