Bug 461231 - cmdline kickstart option not honored
cmdline kickstart option not honored
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-09-05 04:26 EDT by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2008-09-05 07:05 EDT (History)
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Description Alexander Todorov 2008-09-05 04:26:22 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #461230 +++

Description of problem:
Anaconda falls back to curses based text mode even though cmdline kickstrat option is given

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda-11.1.2.113-1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start a virtual guest with less than 288MB RAM (200MB, PV Xen guest) * 
2. Provide a complete kickstart file which contains 'cmdline' command
3. Proceed with install
4. X can't start (not enough memory, X not on minstg2.img) - anaconda falls
back to curses based text mode instead of going to cmdline mode.

* - in the code GUI_STAGE2_RAM 294912 = 288MB
  
Actual results:
Anaconda runs in text mode instead of cmdline mode

Expected results:
Anaconda will run in cmdline mode

Additional info:
When the machine has enough memory to run the GUI (i.e. 512MB) it successfully starts the cmdline mode.

See comments 4, 5, 6 at bug #456110 for patches
Comment 1 Alexander Todorov 2008-09-05 04:27:26 EDT
Happens in Fedora too. Tested with Fedora 9 (most likely Rawhide too). 
MIN_GUI_RAM = 192000, I had 150MB for my Xen guest.
Comment 2 Alexander Todorov 2008-09-05 07:05:35 EDT
Please ignore!
Seems that this patch fixes it:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/anaconda-devel-list/2008-July/msg00029.html

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