Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 229574
Anaconda bombs with a SIGSEGV when run with the noipv6 boot option
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:42 EST
Description of problem:
If a user attempts to disable IPv6 via attaching the 'noipv6' boot option,
anaconda tries to claim a dynamic IP without using IPv6. However, halfway
through doing this, anaconda bombs with the following output:
loader received SIGSEGV! Backtrace:
install exited abnormally [1/1]
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
you may safely reboot your system
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 5 Gold
Always (at least when I try it)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a RHEL 5 installation via CD or kickstart and ensure that the 'noipv6'
option is tagged onto the boot line.
2. Wait until Anaconda loads and watch it when it attempts to grab a dynamic IP
Anaconda bombs as above
Anaconda locates an IP within a reasonable amount of time and proceeds with the
This error was encountered on a VMware box and the RHEL 5 Gold installation was
initiated via an RHN Satellite-based kickstart.
I can't reproduce this with RHEL-5 GOLD on either real hardware or VMware. DHCP
works fine when you pass the 'noipv6' argument at boot time.