Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498843
Upgrade with VNC asks for password after reboot
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:09:16 EST
Description of problem:
Used preupgrade with vnc option to upgrade headless server. Unfortunately the upgrade failed and VNC didn't appear, it seems because the password given was not long enough, so the upgrade had asked for a new one.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. preupgrade-cli --dhcp --vnc=keith Rawhide
2. When ready reboot
VNC does not appear and upgrade does not occur.
Apparently this is because the password is less than 6 characters so the upgrade is stuck in tty mode asking for a new password.
VNC should appear and upgrade should occur.
The server was headless, and I had to unplug it and lug it around to get a screen, so this is quite unfortunate. Doesn't matter how bad the password is, once we've got to the reboot stage it's too late to do anything about it, so we need to accept it as is.
anaconda (and/or the VNC server) demands VNC passwords of at least 6 characters. preupgrade should, obviously, do the same.
I'll fix the preupgrade option parser to make sure we aren't rebooting with bad passwords set up.
*** Bug 500010 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
preupgrade-1.1.0-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
preupgrade-1.1.0-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
preupgrade-1.1.0-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update preupgrade'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2009-4211
preupgrade-1.1.0-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
preupgrade-1.1.0-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
preupgrade-1.1.0-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.