Bug 189262 - grabbing stage2.img from boot cd bypasses tree timestamp check
grabbing stage2.img from boot cd bypasses tree timestamp check
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lehman
: 189258 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 176344
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Reported: 2006-04-18 13:10 EDT by David Lehman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0215
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Last Closed: 2007-05-01 13:20:50 EDT
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Description David Lehman 2006-04-18 13:10:58 EDT
Description of problem:
The new code in anaconda-10 that grabs stage2.img from cdrom if possible
prevents the timestamp checking code from being effective at preventing install
media mismatches. If the boot media contains RedHat/base/stage2.img (like full
disc1), the user specifies askmethod, and the NFS/URL tree is not matched with
the booted installer, it will not be detected.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from RHEL4 disc1 and askmethod
2. specify a RHEL3 NFS target tree
Actual results:
install will proceed with varying (probably not good) results

Expected results:
installer stops and tells user to match the boot/install media

Additional info:
This is a regression since this scenario would be prevented prior to the
addition of code to grab stage2 from cdrom when possible.
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2006-05-11 15:26:08 EDT
*** Bug 189258 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-08-18 12:14:46 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 5 Peter Jones 2007-01-30 14:51:39 EST
Should be fixed in anaconda- .

(It's wonderful irony that I'm telling you this ;)
Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-05-01 13:20:50 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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