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Bug 443700 - shell on VT2 doesn't work in text-mode installs
shell on VT2 doesn't work in text-mode installs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 443265 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: F9Blocker
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Reported: 2008-04-22 17:59 EDT by Will Woods
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:25 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: anaconda-
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Last Closed: 2008-05-01 11:25:57 EDT
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Description Will Woods 2008-04-22 17:59:02 EDT
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 18:09:52 EDT
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 18:22:44 EDT
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 18:51:43 EDT
*** Bug 443265 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-22 18:54:21 EDT
Reproduced.  Although, ugh, going to be a pain to track down
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-29 17:15:20 EDT
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 14:35:42 EDT
Will, can you test this with today's tree?
Comment 7 Will Woods 2008-04-30 16:23:17 EDT
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 2008-04-30 21:41:30 EDT
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 11:25:57 EDT
Works fine with anaconda- (rawhide-20080501).

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