Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453212
install exited abnormally when attempting remote vnc install
Last modified: 2008-07-11 17:32:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
when trying to perform a remote installation of RHEL 5.2 i386 using the DVD image, the installer crashes before the VNC server session is established.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from RHEL 5.2 i386 DVD (As a guest OS in VMWare Server)
2.Type 'linux vnc vncpaasword="install"'
4.For network configuration specify IPv4 manual or DHCP, IPv6 off. (It fails for both manual and DHCP.)
Installer aborts with error.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 574, in ?
import signal, traceback, string, isys, iutil, time
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 26, in ?
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 22, in ?
from flags import flags
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/flags.py", line 99, in ?
flags = Flags()
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/flags.py", line 73, in __init__
self.__dict__['flags']['cmdline'] = self.createCmdlineDict()
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/flags.py", line 43, in createCmdlineDict
lst = shlex.split(cmdline)
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/shlex.py", line 279, in split
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/shlex.py", line 269, in next
token = self.get_token()
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/shlex.py", line 96, in get_token
raw = self.read_token()
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/shlex.py", line 172, in read_token
raise ValueError, "No closing quotation"
ValueError: No closing quotation
Install exited abnormally [1/1]
The VNC Server is now running.
Please connect to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1 to begin the install...
(Worked Ok using 5.1 CD 1 i386)
This is fixed in Fedora, and will therefore be fixed in the next major release
of RHEL. If you require a fix for this issue in an update release of RHEL5,
please talk to your support representative who will raise this issue through the
appropriate channels. Thanks.
As a workaround, I suggest leaving off the quotes from the password. We've seen
some issues where certain pxe implementations strip off only a single quote mark
at the end of the arguments and that might be what's happening here, though you
are booting off the CD. Could still be strange implementation problems.