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Bug 165500 - PXE boot config file for PXE install clients unusable if kickstart file has not been specified
PXE boot config file for PXE install clients unusable if kickstart file has n...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: system-config-netboot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
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Blocks: 156322
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Reported: 2005-08-09 17:27 EDT by Jason Vas Dias
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-484
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 09:49:06 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:484 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE Updated system-config-netboot package 2005-10-05 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Jason Vas Dias 2005-08-09 17:27:22 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #164776 +++

Description of problem:
If you configure a client for 'Network OS install' and leave the 'Kickstart
File' field empty, the installation of the client will fail because it cannot
find a kickstart file named "". 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start redhat-config-netboot
2. configure a Network Installation profile
3. configure a client with this profile and leave the 'kickstart file' field empty.
4. boot the client
Actual results:
The installation will fail at the point where it tries to download the kickstart
file, complaining it cannot find it.

Expected results:
The install should continue interactively.

Additional info:
Doing kickstart-less network installs may sound unusual, but it is very
convenient for systems where you cannot boot from CD/DVD.
In redhat-config-netboot the problem can be solved easily by checking whether a
kickstart file has been specified and ommitting the 'ks=' parameter if it hasn't.
But maybe the proper solution would be if the installer compononent (anaconda?)
would interpret an empty ks parameter as equivalent to no kickstart file at all.
Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-08-09 17:35:54 EDT
This is fixed with system-config-netboot-0.1.24-1_EL4 .

Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 09:49:06 EDT
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,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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