Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 483080
Prompted for text-mode or VNC even when providing the preference already (cmdline or ks)
Last modified: 2013-09-02 02:29:56 EDT
Created attachment 330373 [details]
Description of problem:
Prompted for VNC or text-mode preference, even when I provide the preference via cmdline or kickstart
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with "console=ttyS0 text serial method=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/development/x86_64/os"
2. Enter lang and keyboard preference
3. Entry Install method (URL)
┌───────────┤ Would you like to use VNC? ├───────────┐
│ Text mode provides a limited set of installation │
│ options. It does not allow you to specify your │
│ own partitioning layout or package selections. │
│ Would you like to use VNC mode instead? │
│ ┌───────────┐ ┌───────────────┐ │
│ │ Start VNC │ │ Use text mode │ │
│ └───────────┘ └───────────────┘ │
Should not prompt for preference if already supplied in ks.cfg or cmdline
* see anaconda.log
* Booting with "vnc" on the cmdline starts VNC mode without prompting
* Using a kickstart with the "text" cmd proceeds with text mode without prompting
This is expected behaviour. Kickstart choice is obeyed, but since the only way of manually starting the text mode without KS is through the "text" cmdline option, the question should be displayed.
Otherwise the question would never ever be displayed (this was the situation before we introduced our plans to prefer VNC over text mode).
I'm confused ... I've booted with "text" and it still asks if I want text of VNC. If I boot with "vnc", it does not ask. It seems I should only be prompted
I'd like for this bug report to reflect either:
1) honoring the "text" cmdline request (as we do for "vnc" cmdline)
2) or remove "text" as a supported boot option
Text command line option is the only way how to get the question (because it is also the only way how to ask for text mode without kickstart). We are not removing text mode, but we strongly prefer VNC.
So we cannot honor the text command line option, because we decided we really want to ask the question. And we cannot remove it either, you are still able to use text in interactive mode if you want to. Just use the right answer in the question dialog.
If your goal is unattended instalation, use kickstart command to set the text mode, you won't get any question about vnc that way.