Bug 150946 - Anaconda/kickstart doesn't honour --bootloader=none flag.
Anaconda/kickstart doesn't honour --bootloader=none flag.
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
4.0
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-03-12 07:51 EST by Brian Schau
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-23 11:17:58 EDT
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Description Brian Schau 2005-03-12 07:51:25 EST
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Description of problem:
Background.  I have created a kickstart script which I will use to
setup a lot of servers.   The servers runs software raid (level 1)
and LVM so I cannot use the default anaconda way of installing a
boot loader.

So I roll my own setup in the %post section of the kickstart script.
The setup have been tested and found to work.    I then supply the

   bootloader --location=none

switch in my kickstart script so that no bootloader is installed.
(see
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-4-Manual/sysadmin-guide/s1-kickstart2-options.html)

Yet, when I execute the kickstart installation, after the post phase,
I see a dialog stating, that the boot loader is installed.

When I reboot the server I end up in the grub shell.  If I manually
boot the server and check the anaconda-ks.cfg file I see:

   bootloader --location=partition

... which isn't what I asked for.

Note. This is on RHEL4 Beta 2 (I'm still waiting for my copy of RHEL4
final :-)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anacondo in RHEL4Beta2

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add --bootloader=none to your kickstart script
2. install machine - watch the "Installing bootloader" dialog show


Additional info:
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-03-14 10:22:19 EST
Should be fixed in U1.  See bug 146448 for reference.
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2005-09-23 11:17:58 EDT
ERRATA resolution was accidentally given to the Fedora Core bug for this same
problem.  Marking this one as closed as well.

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