Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56367
kickstart installation crashes on --lba32
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:19 EDT
Description of Problem:
When anaconda does a kickstart installation that contains --lba32, it will
installation and display a python backtrace
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
as on the RH 7.2 CD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install RH 7.2 manually and select LBA 32
2. reboot after the installation, copy the anaconda-ks.cfg file to a
it will contain a line like
bootloader --lba32 --md5pass=$1$TJkdpp:u$2/8NA9WAkbj3KNSrt5Uz61
3. remove some comment lines
4. use this to kickstart (I used it for a DHCP/NFS based auto-install)
anaconda will crash and produce a python backtrace, telling me that --lba32
is not supported. The line in question is 219 in doBootLoader, which only
about 'append=', 'location=', 'uselilo' and '--lba32'. I would say that the
a working installation, of course ...
Can you attach the kickstart file that anaconda produced?
Also, did you select to use LILO instead of GRUB in the installer?
Sorry, I don't have this kickstart file anymore.
However, it's easy to reproduce. Just make a manual installation,
select lba32 (I also kept Grub) and you will get a anaconda-ks.cfg file
that will make the autoinstallation crash. And you can just take any kickstart
file and add --lba32 to the bootloader line.
However, I doubt that you have to go that far, because I have already
found the bug for you. Look at the sourcecode, all entries are of the
form 'text', but the lba32 option has two additional dashes in in front
of it: '--text'. No other option has this, so that must be the error.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 53923 ***