Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 27493
anaconda crashes when attempting kickstart via nfs
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:27 EDT
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When I try to start a kickstart install off the rh62 install cd with 'linux
ks' at the lilo prompt, anaconda dies with a stack trace indicating
"--kickstart: missing argument"
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot rh62 install cd
2.type 'linux ks' at the lilo prompt
Actual Results: A stack trace along these lines:
file "/usr/bin/anaconda" line 45 in ? [ "gui" "text" ... ]
file /usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py line 198 in getopt
return apply (_iss.getopt.args)
TypeError: bad argument --kickstart: missing argument
Expected Results: system starts a kickstart install, queries my dhcp
server for an address, and retrieves the kickstart config file from my nfs
I've verified with a network sniffer that the install doesn't get as far as
requesting a dhcp address or making an nfs mount.
It seems like anaconda expects something after 'ks' on the kernel load
line, but the docs indicate that 'ks' is sufficient.
I've also tried an explicit kickstart via nfs with the lilo line
which causes the installer to not do a kickstart install at all, and
instead do a manual install.
Brock do you recall any 6.2 related ks issues with NFS?
could you supply the kickstart file that fails for you? We'll try to reproduce
the problem here in our test lab ...
Created attachment 10060 [details]
sample kickstart config file
I've atached the kickstart config file I'm using, but note that this file never
gets read - anaconda dies before it gets a dhcp address or mounts the nfs
directory where this file resides.
I've tried kickstarting by placing this file on an existing hd partition, and it
does work that way.
When you try the NFS ks and it fails, look on VC3 (cntl-alt-f3) for any nfs/ks
related messages and let us know what they say.
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have anything to add to the bug