Bug 46910 - kickstart dies with a signal 9
kickstart dies with a signal 9
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-02 00:41 EDT by SecureONE Network Support
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-02 00:48:43 EDT
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Kickstart File (685 bytes, text/plain)
2001-07-02 00:43 EDT, SecureONE Network Support
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Description SecureONE Network Support 2001-07-02 00:41:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
unable to get kickstart to install via HTTP.  Gets past formatting
filesystems and starts to install packages when it receives a signal 9 and
dies gracefully
  sends termination signal to all processes
  disables swap
  unmounting all filesystems
  msg to reboot

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. copy official RedHat directory to image server
2. make available via http
3. write kickstart file to point to image server
4. create boot disk from office cd
5. create update disk from errata
6. edit boot file on floopy to copy ks section, but put in ks=floppy to
append section
7. boot new machine
8. select my ks section - ksf

Actual Results:  1. sets up ram disks
2. gets netstg1 and 2, hdlist and comps (from http logs)
3. formats filesystems (anaconda msgs and debug screen F5)
4. displays package installation progress screen

Expected Results:  installed Base group

Additional info:

119 packages (all that was in ks.cfg for %packages was @Base)
195 MB

as soon as displayed, got...

install exited abnormally -- recieved signal 9
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
you may safely reboot your system
Comment 1 SecureONE Network Support 2001-07-02 00:43:23 EDT
Created attachment 22407 [details]
Kickstart File
Comment 2 SecureONE Network Support 2001-07-02 00:48:40 EDT
attached kickstart file is incorrect

correction to %packages

rest gone (also note space between @ and Base is gone)
Comment 3 SecureONE Network Support 2001-07-02 01:28:04 EDT
noticed that there was no swap partition set.
this is probably what caused the error
put a swap line into the kickstart file, booted again and now it works properly

silly me

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