Bug 1747404 - nomodeset is missing on installed system even if installed with basic video driver
Summary: nomodeset is missing on installed system even if installed with basic video d...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 31
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedBlocker AcceptedFreezeException
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Blocks: F31BetaFreezeException F31FinalBlocker
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Reported: 2019-08-30 10:29 UTC by František Zatloukal
Modified: 2019-09-05 11:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-09-05 11:30:04 UTC
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Description František Zatloukal 2019-08-30 10:29:15 UTC
Description of problem:
If the system is installed via Basic Video Driver boot option (which appends nomodeset to kernel parameters), it should be present also on installed system.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora Workstation Live/Basic Video Driver
2. Proceed with installation
3. Boot installed system

Actual results:
Installed system is ran without nomodeset kernel parameter.

Expected results:
When the installation is done from Basic Video Driver, installed system should contain nomodeset too.

Additional info:
Testing was done in UEFI mode.

Test Case: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_Anaconda_User_Interface_Basic_Video_Driver

Comment 1 Fedora Blocker Bugs Application 2019-08-30 10:31:25 UTC
Proposed as a Blocker for 31-final by Fedora user frantisekz using the blocker tracking app because:

 QA:Testcase Anaconda User Interface Basic Video Driver: The installed system should contain nomodeset keyword specified in the kernel boot line.

Comment 2 Geoffrey Marr 2019-09-03 22:10:07 UTC
Discussed during the 2019-09-03 blocker review meeting: [1]

The decision to classify this bug as an "AcceptedFreezeException" and "AcceptedBlocker" was made as it violates the following criterion:

"The generic video driver option ('basic graphics mode'...) on all release-blocking installer and live images must function as intended (launching the installer or desktop and attempting to use a generic driver)...", and as a Beta freeze exception as a significant installer issue worth fixing.

[1] https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2019-09-03/f31-blocker-review.2019-09-03-16.01.txt

Comment 3 Vendula Poncova 2019-09-04 14:43:07 UTC
I cannot reproduce the bug. Could you attach logs from the installation, please?

Comment 4 František Zatloukal 2019-09-05 11:30:04 UTC
Hmm, weird, I cannot reproduce it either right now. I must've overlooked something, sorry for the noise.

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