Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58638
Installer crashes at post-installation step (hardrive based kickstart installation)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:07 EDT
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Anaconda-generated bug report
I found out that when forcing the installation to happen in text mode (by using
the keyword text in the kickstart file), I was able to get past this error.
Without the text keyword, the installation was defaulting to text mode anyway.
I seems that anaconda is losing track of this fact when doing the post-
installation and has a problem loading the "xmouse" script...
I have done the same type of installation with RH 6.2, 7.0, and 7.1 in the past
and never had to force the text mode. I believe a bug was introduced in 7.2.
I have not seen this issue with hard drive installs reported before. Have you
checked the md5sum of the ISO images you were using for the hard drive install?
Yes I checked the md5sum of the ISO images that I used to create the CDs. And
they are fine.
To create the harddrive base installation, I just copied the Redhat\base and
redhat\rpms directories from the CDs to the harddrive.
Being done on a fat partition, (using the short filenames), it means that I had
to rename a few RPM files that had duplicates shortnames on the CD1 and CD2,
and merge the TRANS.TBL files. But as I said I have done that before with no
problems at all with 6.2, 7.0 and 7.1.
And I guess the workaround with 7.2 is to force the install to happen in text
mode. I can select everything to be installed in the kick start file and it
will work too. So I am not concerned about the validity of the images.
Ah - for a hard drive install you just need to put the two ISO images in a
directory and point the install at that directory when asked for the location of
the files. You do not have to mirror the contents of the ISOs onto the harddrive.
has more info.
I tried with the ISO-images, but now the installation is not unattended anymore.
I put the images in test/redhat and I specified the
hardrive --partition sda1 --dir test
in the kickstart file. But it did not work. (I also tried --dir test/redhat and
it did not work either) I am installing using a FAT partition. So I even
created TRANS.TBL file to establish "links", but it still failed.
Anaconda asks me the language, the keyboard and finally the partition directory.
Once these questions answered, (note that I have to specify rh/redhat for the
directory and not rh only) the installation proceeds unattended and does not
exhibit the post-installation crash even though I did not specify text in the
So in short, using the ISO images solved the problem but created another one.
msf was looking at hard-drive based kickstart installs earlier today
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.