Bug 55639 - Anaconda crashes during kickstart install
Anaconda crashes during kickstart install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-03 14:00 EST by John Hanks
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-06 10:53:23 EST
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Saved debug stuff from a crashed install attempt (37.26 KB, text/plain)
2001-11-03 14:03 EST, John Hanks
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Description John Hanks 2001-11-03 14:00:35 EST
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Description of problem:
Anaconda crashes during kickstart install, asks meto save the crash
information and submit a bug report.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Attempt a kickstart install with the attached ks.cfg (or one of several

Actual Results:  Anaconda crashes

Expected Results:  Successful install

Additional info:


#Generated by Kickstart Configurator
lang en_US
langsupport en_US
keyboard us
mouse none
device ethernet eepro100
timezone --utc America/Denver
rootpw --iscrypted $1$hrQ.52Qm$26xlwZUVhWR1Bsl1vQgce.
bootloader --location=mbr
url --url http://master.beowulf.usu.edu/redhat
network --bootproto dhcp
auth  --useshadow  --enablemd5
firewall --disabled
clearpart --all
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size 64
part  swap --size 1024
part / --fstype ext3 --size 1024 --grow
#Do not configure the X Window System
@Classic X Window System
@X Window System
@Network Support
@Network Managed Workstation
Comment 1 John Hanks 2001-11-03 14:03:25 EST
Created attachment 36302 [details]
Saved debug stuff from a crashed install attempt
Comment 2 John Hanks 2001-11-03 16:38:14 EST
I have been trying different ks.cfg variations as I install on different
machines and I now believe the problem is with the specification of the URL for
the http install method. I couldn't find a way to make it work, but when the url
is left out of ks.cfg and specified manually things work ok. Still not as useful
as a completely silent install, but better than manually configuring everything.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-11-05 23:27:59 EST
What are the contents of the redhat/ directory on master.beowulf.usu.edu?
Comment 4 John Hanks 2001-11-06 10:53:17 EST
The redhat iso's are mounted on loop devices as


I have opened up the external interface so you can see this at

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2001-11-08 15:14:03 EST
I think that the easiest thing thing to do is to copy the contents of the ISOs
to the NFS server instead of loopback mounting the ISOs.  That should solve all
the problems.

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