Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498307
F11-Preview installer loader crashes when booting installer with ks nodmraid
Last modified: 2009-04-30 17:23:54 EDT
Description of problem:
If you boot up the installer with the dmraid option, it will crash before detecting network interfaces. Without dmraid, it works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time, on i386 and x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Take vmlinuz and initrd.img from pxeboot in the install image, and set grub up to boot from them, passing 'ks nodmraid' to it
2.Boot up the installer
loader received SIGSEG! Backtrace:
install exited abnormally [1/1]
No such crash. Booting up without nodmraid probes and configures the network interface to obtain the kickstart file.
All there is in VT3 is the kernel command line INFO line.
VT$ ends with detection of the synaptics touchpad.
What does your boot command line look like? I think this is the first time I've ever seen a segfault in this function before.
...by which I meant, can you paste the complete line in here? Or is it just "ks nodmraid"?
Just ks nodmraid was enough to trigger the problem. I had ramdisk_size=8192, noipv6 and ksdevice=eth0 as well, but discarding them didn't make any difference.
This will be fixed in the next build of anaconda. Thanks for the bug report.