Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 203344
Anaconda crashes when can't find kickstart file on ISO
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:27 EST
When passing "ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg" to anaconda, to make it find a kickstart file on
an ISO image, we get a segfault, after the message:
* getFileFromBlockDevice((null), isolinux/ks.cfg)
This is the same problem that was reported on the anaconda list:
Attached is a patch from Paul Dwyer <email@example.com> to backport the
functionality (looking through CD devices, rather than failing if the first one
can't be found, thus avoiding the crash) to RHEL4.
Created attachment 134558 [details]
QE ack for 4.5.
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
If it matters, this is an issue for me. We have a customized process for
installing across our customer base, and it is CD based. We are moving to 64
bit IBM blades (HS21, LS41) and ran into this problem. There is a workaround
for our situation: using ks=hd:scd0:/ks.cfg, but that reduces our abilitly to
maintain a generic process across platforms. I'd like to see this resolved
officially sooner rather than later.
Sr Systems Developer
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company
Verified fixed by QE in latest snapshot release.
*** Bug 237111 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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