Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208618
anaconda cannot install via serial console
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
Description of problem:
Booting the installer with a serial console anaconda is still starting the X
server and trying to run the X11 gui version.
I have tried this with no boot options and I have also tried passing "serial"
and "console=ttyS1" and it still runs X11.
This is on a system that has a video card however the system is configured to
use the serial console. I have not yet tried this version of rawhide on a
system that has no video hardware.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot on an HP Integrity server that has video hardware but is configured for
serial console (nearly all HP ia64 servers in rhts)
More info... appears this is only happening for kickstart installs.
I just tried this on x86_64 and I see the same issue so it is not ia64 specific.
Note that this breaks kickstart installs that require some user interaction.
Chris fixed this on Friday, we just didn't build a package as we were trying not
to rock the boat with the FC6pre candidate that was being tested.