Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183132
Firstboot always running at boot.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:25 EST
Description of problem:
After installing FC5 Test 3 and successfully performing firstboot config. First
boot is not disabled and runs at every boot though the config part of it is
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC5 Test 3 in vmware or x86 boxen.
2. Reboot and perform firstboot config.
3. Reboot as many times as you like and watch firstboot being
executed during boot and visible through rhgb.
A check into system-config-services shows firstboot is still checked to run and
The service itself isn't actually running. What's happening here is that the
init script for it is checking for a lock file to determine whether it should
run or not. This is to prevent the pretty weird corner case of if firstboot
fails to start in runlevel 5 for some reason (for instance, X is all screwed up)
but then you switch into runlevel 3 to fix it. Without some extra protection,
firstboot will attempt to start again on the terminal. See bug 145169.
*** Bug 197551 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***