Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181743
interactive ks install won't reboot automatically at the end
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
Even though my ks file contains the `reboot' directive, an interactive kickstart
install that uses this file will not reboot when the installation is complete;
it will rather wait for me to click on reboot, which is quite inconvenient and
unexpected. I'm not sure whether this is because it was interactive or if
ignoring `reboot' is new for all kickstart installs; I'll give a non-interactive
install a try later.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a kickstart file with `reboot' and `kickstart' directives
2.Perform an kickstart install
When the install is complete, it displays the `installation is complete' screen
and waits for a mouse click before rebooting.
It should reboot as soon as it's done, as requested in the ks file.
Non-interactive installs do reboot (they even shutdown, etc). Do you remember
what the old behavior for this situation is?
No, I haven't needed to do interactive ks installs in a long time. It doesn't
sound right to not reboot, though. How would you justify that?
I'd justify it by saying that since you're in an interactive install, you've had
to confirm every other setting by clicking something. For instance, you now
have to click on the confirmation screen. Even though the UI has been filled in
with the data provided by kickstart, you still have to confirm. It's pretty
shaky justification and I don't feel strongly about it either way which is why
I'm inclined to just make sure it works the way it used to.
I think of `interactive' as `let me make sure it got the ks settings right',
rather than `do that and disregard some of the settings such as reboot' :-)
If I didn't want it to automatically reboot at the end, I might as well comment
out the `reboot' directive. Requiring additional interaction at that point is
painfully disruptive, since it requires physical access to the box, potentially
a long time after installation started.
Since there's an easy way to get a prompt for the reboot if you want (take out
the reboot directive), and there isn't any way to enable automated reboot if
interactive implies there's going to be a prompt, I vote for interactive to not
disregard the reboot directive, even if that is a change in behavior.
Does this sounds like reasonable reasoning to you? :-)
Yes, that sounds reasonable.