Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 184485
Anaconda command line truncated
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:23 EST
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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=http://172.24.52.90/bootix/Opodo/mucopXYZT.cfg text
However, the installation failed, and we get the following error message:
* ks location: http://172.24.52.90/bootix/Opodo/mucopX
* transferring http://172.24.52.90//./bootix/Opodo/mucopX to a fd
* failed to retrieve http://172.24.52.90///bootix/Opodo/mucopX
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):
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.
Note that we didn't had this issue using RHEL AS 3.