Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 154614
installer completes but inittab missing
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:03 EST
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Description of problem:
I ran the FC4test2 installer to completion, but at first boot significant portions of the system were missing.
INIT: version 2.85 booting
INIT: No inittab file found
I entered "S" and mounted the filesystems.
I verified (rpm -qi SysVinit) that init was installed.
This system was a new installation on top of a previous FC3 install.
The /usr/local (/dev/vg00/local) and /home (/dev/vg00/home) filesystems were preserved.
The / (/dev/vg00/root), /var (/dev/vg00/var), /boot (/dev/hda5) and swap (/dev/hda6) partitions were initialized.
Also, I don't have an ifup command, and the only entry in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts is ifcfg-eth0.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Can you provide /var/log/anaconda* and /root/install.log?
I've since re-installed the system so the logs are lost. I'll need to determine
if I can wipe this system before trying to recreate it.
Created attachment 113255 [details]
Install logs for clean install that left me with no inittab
I tried installing 3 times in a row, clean re-format each time. Couldn't get a
successful install. Tried without re-creating the software raid from scratch,
then without software raid.
Each time I entered:
linux askmethod reiserfs noselinux
at the boot prompt and did an NFS install from ISO's that have been sha1sum
I got the same thing at home (I'm email@example.com, that login is b0rked).
tried installing to ext3 and it worked.
Oh, you're using reiserfs. reiserfs is *COMPLETELY UNSUPPORTED*
You'll probably need to boot with selinux=0 if you're going to use reiserfs.