Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159996
system-config-netboot gui corrupting diskless image definitions
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:18 EST
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Description of problem:
When using the gui tool to define a diskless image with its name, description, server ip, path and the selecting the kernel to use, if you later go back and edit this definition and say change its description but nothing else the result is the definition gets changed from a diskless to a kickstart install image.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
all up to system-config-netboot-0.1.17-1.noarch.rpm
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Define diskless image with name, description, server, path to export and kernel
2.Close the diskless image window
3.Open the diskless image window
4.Highlight the image you just made and select edit
5.Alter the description of the image (ie nothing of importance)
6.Complete the edit and close the window.
Actual Results: The image you defined in the diskless image window disapears from that window upon looking for it later. But if you go into the install image window it is now there. Also if you look at the /tftpboot/linux-install/pxelinux.cfg/pxeos.xml file you can see it no longer is setup to be a diskless definition but now has things set to be a kickstart install image.
Expected Results: The only thing that should have changed is the description and the image should have stayed as a diskless image definition.
I would also note that if you by intent or accident name multiple diskless and or install images the same that things get mixed up and it always seems to use the first one listed in the pxeos.xml file. We noted this before we understood what was happening to our images that kept disapearing form the diskless image screen, as they became install images. If we kept the same name things always seemed to get routed back to that first broken image that became an install image.
Sorry for the close/reopen of the bug report. The defaults of the web page
caught me off guard and it defaulted to close as resolved with "not a bug" as label.
This is now fixed with system-config-netboot-0.1.18-1 , which should
be in RHEL-4-U2, but which meanwhile can be downloaded from:
s-c-nb no longer will convert pxe os entries from diskless to installs,
and will not allow you to use the name of an existing OS entry when
creating a new OS entry.
Please try out the new version and let me know of any issues -
After retrying this new version the bug I was seeing is not happening now.
Thanks for getting the quick fix for this. :)
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.