Bug 443700 - shell on VT2 doesn't work in text-mode installs
Summary: shell on VT2 doesn't work in text-mode installs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: NeedsRetesting
: 443265 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: F9Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-04-22 21:59 UTC by Will Woods
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-01 15:25:57 UTC

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Description Will Woods 2008-04-22 21:59:02 UTC
If you do a text-mode install with anaconda- (F9Preview), there's a
nice '#' prompt on VT2. In graphical installs it's a root shell, but that says

Anyway. You can type something at the prompt and hit Enter, but nothing will happen.

I'm not sure how to debug this further without actually having a shell.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-22 22:09:52 UTC
Pretty sure it was working for me earlier today with a rawhide install -- the
difference in prompts is because in one case, you're getting minstg2.img and the
busybox shell and in the other case, it's bash.  What install method was this with?

Comment 2 Will Woods 2008-04-22 22:22:44 UTC
Figured it was busybox or something. This is with a minstg2.img preupgrade,
using http:// as the fallback method.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-22 22:51:43 UTC
*** Bug 443265 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-22 22:54:21 UTC
Reproduced.  Although, ugh, going to be a pain to track down

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-29 21:15:20 UTC
Should be fixed (switched minstg2.img to just use bash and I've tested that bash
is working in minstg2.img)

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2008-04-30 18:35:42 UTC
Will, can you test this with today's tree?

Comment 7 Will Woods 2008-04-30 20:23:17 UTC
No good - I'm still getting the plain '#' prompt, which probably indicates
busybox instead of bash. And it doesn't work.

Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2008-05-01 01:41:30 UTC
This is because I'm a moron and didn't add the binary to the file list.  Fixed

Comment 9 Will Woods 2008-05-01 15:25:57 UTC
Works fine with anaconda- (rawhide-20080501).

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