Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 218123
EDD calls in ks.cfg is failing for X86_64 version of RHEL5 beta2
Last modified: 2009-06-19 06:22:59 EDT
Description of problem:
EDD calls in ks.cfg ( i.e. --biosdisk, --biospart etc.) is failing ONLY for
x86_64 install. i386 installations are however all PASSING.
The root of the issue, I believe, lies below:
In isys.py file, we have:
if rhpl.getArch() != "i386":
Thus for non-x86 arch doGetBiosDisk() is returning NULL and hence the issue.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use ks.cfg with EDD options
2. Start harddrive based unattended installation
Install will abort with errors
Install should proceed
Breaks Factory as well as Redeployment CD i.e. DSA, so marking as urgent.
This is a bug and therefore doesn't require a PM ACK but there is confusion in
the ranks. This is a critical bug for Dell so raising it as an exception for
RHEL5 consideration prior to rc.
Per Jeremy, it's a regression from RHEL4 caused by a workaround for bug 214653.
The fix is trivial.
Committed my patch
Jeremy- Can you post the anaconda version this patch went into so we can track ?
A version dated after the time of the commit; instead of trying to find the
version, you'll be better looking at the changelog for anaconda for the bug#.
RHEL 5 Release Candidate Snapshot 5 (kernel-2.6.18-1.2910.el5) with anaconda-
184.108.40.206 fixes this issue. Changing status to Verified. RH - please close.
RH - Please close as fix has been verified as of RCS5.