Bug 52664 - Installer crashes with ks=floppy option
Summary: Installer crashes with ks=floppy option
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-27 19:48 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-27 19:48:45 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-27 19:48:40 UTC
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Description of problem:
In trying to duplicate an existing system (identical config) I tried to use
the  "linux ks=floppy" option at the LILO prompt.  It read the loppy and
started anaconda and crashes (output saved on disk and is below).  The
install worked fine when I simply did an install from the CDs and didn't
use kickstart at all.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Additional info:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 520, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1126, in run
    rc = apply (step[1](), args)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 551, in __call__
    if todo.doInstall ():
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1698, in
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 770, in
    self.updateInstClassComps ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 811, in
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 826, in
    raise ValueError, str
ValueError: package howto is not available

Local variables in innermost frame:
package: howto
str: package howto is not available
self: <todo.ToDo instance at 81f1aa8>

... more information in file (if it helps)

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-27 20:30:27 UTC
It looks like your kickstart file includes a package called 'howto' that doesn't
exist.  The installer is trying to install that package, and it fails when the
package isn't found.  There was no 'howto' package distributed with 7.1.  If you
remove this from the %packages section of the kickstart file, things should work
from there.

Please reopen this bug report if this doesn't fix the problem.

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