Bug 470655 - liveinst forces switch from text (runlevel 3) to graphical (runlevel 5)
liveinst forces switch from text (runlevel 3) to graphical (runlevel 5)
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-11-08 07:30 EST by Paul Bolle
Modified: 2008-11-08 16:20 EST (History)
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Description Paul Bolle 2008-11-08 07:30:29 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):
anaconda-11.4.1.40-1

How reproducible:
Always.

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
  
Actual results:
Somewhere anaconda will switch to graphical mode (and thus switching to runlevel 5).

Expected results:
Stay in text mode (runlevel 3). 

Additional info:
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?
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-11-08 16:20:58 EST
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'

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