Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 470655
liveinst forces switch from text (runlevel 3) to graphical (runlevel 5)
Last modified: 2008-11-08 16:20:58 EST
Description of problem:
If liveinst is invoked in text mode (runlevel 3) it will ultimately invoke anaconda. Somewhere anaconda will switch the system to graphical mode (runlevel 5).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch F10-Beta-i686-Live.iso (in my case from QEMU)
2. Edit the command line (in SYSLINUX, I guess) to boot in runlevel 3 (text mode)
3. start liveinst
Somewhere anaconda will switch to graphical mode (and thus switching to runlevel 5).
Stay in text mode (runlevel 3).
If anaconda is called with the --text option it stays in runlevel 3. (Maybe the --cmdline option does that too.)
Would it be possible for liveinst to somehow determine it is running in textmode and add the --text option (or maybe the --cmdline option) when it calls anaconda? Would that break other use cases?
It doesn't switch to runlevel 5, but anaconda defaults to running X as that's the best and most effective way of doing an installation. You can force a text install if that's what you prefer with 'textinst'