Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3772
Several kickstart problems
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
1) My partition table was damaged during my first try.
Apparently 'zerombr no' is to blame for this. The
install goes through without it (after I had manually
fixed the partition table, of course)
2) 'device ethernet ne --opts "io=0x220, irq=9"' results
in autoprobing (?) for a ne card at 0x300 and
failing. Then manual configuration kicks in (which is
because the ks install then continues)
3) 'mouse whatever' doesnt work until I give
'--device ttyS0' (does cua0 even exist?). This also
kicks you out of the ks install.
4) 'xconfig' leaves the machine at blank screen. Pressing
alt-F1 returns you to the install
5) 'rootpw --iscrypted xxxx' reencrypts the password. I
thought this was fixed?
6) Perhaps add to the H.3.22 section of the install manual
(%post section in a ks install) that
'If you intend to do anything useful, note that
the root-filesystem-to-be (/ of the install) is
located at /mnt, for example use
rpm -i --root=/mnt xxxxxxxx'
Oh, and I _am_ using the 29-May-1999 images.
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
setting the mouse to none in the ks.cfg also produces the same
I've run into this and ended up having to have a mouse connected to
the machine during install (a pain in the ass because I do multiple
simultaneous installs). I've been looking through the RH5.2
Installation manual, and it says to use something like:
mouse --kickstart genericps/2
I have yet to try it with the --kickstart option though.
rootpw --iscrypted requires replacing the install2 binary
on the install image. You can either force a supplementary
disc, or copy the install2 binary on the errata supp.img
(or in the Raw Hide install image, IIRC) to the install image.
The --iscrypted thingy can also be worked around in the post-section:
sed 's&root:[^:]*:&root:'$ROOTPW':&' < /etc/shadow > /tmp/shadow
mv /tmp/shadow /etc/shadow
chmod 0400 /etc/shadow
These issues are resolved in the latest installer available in beta.