Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235154
Firstboot reconfig mode does not work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:01 EST
Description of problem:
Reconfig mode does not work at all.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All the time.Either boot and pass on reconfig or touch '/etc/reconfigSys' and
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot and at grub prompt pass on reconfig or
2. touch /etc/reconfigSys and reboot
Firstboot reconfiguration starts
This is fixed in fc6 package 1.4.23-1. I diffed the packages and found some
differences, notably in the mayRun function etc... But there are also other
fixes such as potential crashes (no vbox etc...).
My question is really can I just copy the rpm files for firstboot from fc6 to
fc5? We are shipping systems and would like the customer to be able to reconfig
I don't know that you are going to be able to use the FC6 firstboot RPM on FC5
as-is due to the rhpxl (1.4.8) and system-config-soundcard (1.4.16) changes.
Try it and see. If you have the ability to distribute a patched package, you
can just isolate the patch that fixes the reconfig issue. That was the only
thing fixed in 1.4.10.