Bug 466304 - traceback when attempting kickstart
traceback when attempting kickstart
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-09 13:02 EDT by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2008-10-20 17:07 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-10-20 17:07:26 EDT
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log from the console server when this happens (27.34 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-09 13:04 EDT, Patrick C. F. Ernzer
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-10-09 13:02:09 EDT
Description of problem:
with F10 beta, when trying kickstart, my machine will sit indefinitely (longest wait was a full night) at the "waiting for hardware to initialize..." step. But if I press enter anaconda dies with the following traceback
loader received SIGSEGV!  Backtrace:
install exited abnormally [1/1] 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 10 beta

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a working PXE entry (F9, F8, RHEl5, RHEL4, etc)
2. modify it for F10 beta kickstart testing
3. try to kickstart a machine
Actual results:
failure to kickstart

Expected results:
successful kickstart

Additional info:
quite a few notes:
1) my menu.c32 entry is as follows, please do double check my sanity, I've looked over it a dozen times but may have missed a typo
label f10betai386ks
  MENU LABEL Fedora 10 Beta i386 kickstart install
  This entry will erase all your HDs
  Only use if you want to install a system for testing
  kernel f10betai386/vmlinuz
  append initrd=f10betai386/initrd.img ks= ksdevice=bootif console=ttyS0,115200

(last 3 are obviously one line)

2) an interactive install on these boxes works just fine (still have bug 377921 but install itself in interactive mode does work)

3) This hardware is a bit different from run-off-the-mill hardware in the following points
  - there is no VGA hardware on the blade
  - all my HDs are attached through QLA2312 controllers
    (2 controllers per system I have tried this with one path up
     and both paths up)
Comment 1 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-10-09 13:04:26 EDT
Created attachment 319879 [details]
log from the console server when this happens

console server will insert timestamps but it does log everything nicely (including control chars)
Comment 3 David Cantrell 2008-10-14 23:51:50 EDT
Fixed in anaconda-, please test rawhide when that version appears in the tree.
Comment 4 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-10-20 14:05:56 EDT
confirm this is gone in anaconda
was battling with what I filed today as  Bug 467753, so did not get to test with .49

In any case, this can be CLOSED RAWHIDE I presume.

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