Bug 184485 - Anaconda command line truncated
Summary: Anaconda command line truncated
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pxe
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-03-09 07:58 UTC by Loic Domaigne
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-09-19 17:08:40 UTC

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Description Loic Domaigne 2006-03-09 07:58:05 UTC
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Description of problem:
We are installing RHEL AS 4 update 2 using Kickstart over PXE boot. The image that is TFTP'ed and used during the install process is the one found in /images/pxeboot directory on the 1st CD (vmlinuz and initrd.img) 

We're passing the following command line to anaconda in order to perform our installation: 
runks=1 ksdevice=eth0 ks= text

However, the installation failed, and we get the following error message:
* ks location:
* transferring to a fd 
* failed to retrieve

It seems that the command line got truncated after the 64th characters. 

If I change the command line so that it fits to 64 characters, then the installation works as expected.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup environment to install the OS over PXE using kickstart 
2. pass a command line that is greater than 64 bytes 

Actual Results:  The command line gets truncated. As a result, the kickstart filename is wrong, and hence the file cannot be found. The installation process stops. 

Expected Results:  kickstart file should have been downloaded and the OS installed. 

Additional info:

Note that we didn't had this issue using RHEL AS 3.

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