Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151307
Fedora initial configuration does not appear after initial reboot
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:01 EST
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Description of problem:
After installing FC4T1 and being prompted to remove the DVD and reboot, system goes straight to a graphical login.
The configuration part of Anaconda (ie time/date, adding users etc) does not appear.
Installation appears to be fine up until this point. When I try to login as root the screen changes colour to a darker blue (the desktop blue) but does nothing. I end up having to Ctrl-Alt-Del to get out of it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC4T1
2. When prompted to remove install media, click reboot.
3. Wait for graphical login to appear.
Actual Results: Graphical login comes up, no further configuration takes place
Expected Results: Should have got the initial configuration screen (ie time/date, users etc)
If you install gnome-python2-gnomevfs from rawhide runlevel 5 firstboot will work.
Installed the above using yum - how can I then force Rawhide to go into
firstboot mode so I can complete the configuration?
I have the same problem which occurs:
- when upgrading fedora core 3
- when not installing gnome but kde.
After completing the first stage of the installation, before the first reboot,
briefly an error message appears. Something about python, gnome and something
Sytem details: AMD 2200, KM7VM2, 512 MB, 2x 80 GB ata harddisk, dual boot
(win2k)(In reply to comment #2)
Is the lack of firstboot stopping the GNOME login? i.e. I've installed
gnome-python2-gnomevfs but I still just get the blue background Andy reports.
Like Andy, I don't know how to kick off first boot once gnome-python2-gnomevfs
Yes, blue screen getting darker and then nothing happens. My comment is an
addition to Andy's bug report. Like him I also tried installing only Gnome,
both, but nothing seems to work.
OK - I installed gnome-python2-gnomevfs to my system.
When I got to the command prompt I used Ctrl-Alt F2 to drop to a console,
logged in as root (unsafe, I know but no other choice given that there weren't
any other users available on the system) - edited /etc/yum.conf to temporarily
disable gpgcheck (I didn't have access to the GPG key lcoation at that time).
typed yum install gnome-python2-gnomevfs to install that package and it's
necessary components. After installation I created a new user using the
Once this was completed I Ctrl-Alt F7'd back to my graphical login and logged
in as the new user. Everything seemed to be fine from then on in, I just used
Fedora's configuration tools to set resolution etc up from there.
I have since found out that you should just be able to type in firstboot at
the command line to get the firstboot screens.
I will repeat that all I did was a standard Personal Desktop install and a
standard Workstation install - nothing was added or taken away in custom
i have tried:
yum install gnome-python2-gnomevfs
but i cant launch firstboot from command line (after the install).