Bug 590653 - TEXT mode installation through Serial console generates bug even before starting to format default partitioning Layout
Summary: TEXT mode installation through Serial console generates bug even before start...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: All
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Hans de Goede
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-10 12:28 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2010-11-10 19:43 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-13.21.40-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 589773
Last Closed: 2010-11-10 19:43:15 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Hans de Goede 2010-05-10 12:28:55 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #589773 +++

While trying to install Fedora 13 Alpha x86_64(text installation) through Serial console (as
parallel console has some problem), a bug is generated even before the default partitioning layout
can be created.

**Note that the serial console VNC installation also has problems similar to PPC64 and is tracked
through: https://bugzilla.linux.ibm.com/show_bug.cgi?id=61364,

Kernel Boot parameters used:
askmethod serial

Attaching the Anaconda Bug report.

Machine Info:
mx3650b.in.ibm.com (sdb only),
Model: 7979,
platform: x86_64,
Serial No: 99k1161,

--- Additional comment from bugproxy@us.ibm.com on 2010-05-06 16:51:48 EDT ---

Created an attachment (id=412167)
Text Mode (Default Paritioning Layout, default Packages) Anaconda bug report pre-installation

--- Additional comment from bugproxy@us.ibm.com on 2010-05-06 16:51:58 EDT ---

Created an attachment (id=412168)
Bug Report during default text mode installation

--- Additional comment from hdegoede@redhat.com on 2010-05-10 08:26:31 EDT ---


Thanks for the report, I've send a patch fixing this to mailing list for
review. I'll update this bug report once the patch is reviewed.

As a workaround you can add a console= argument to the cmdline such as:

Thanks & Regards,


Comment 1 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-10 13:23:50 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2010-05-11 09:45:09 UTC
Note to QA, to reproduce, do an installation with "serial" on the kernel cmdline, without a console= argument.

Comment 4 Hans de Goede 2010-05-14 07:56:17 UTC
This is fixed in anaconda-13.21.40-1, moving to modified.

Comment 11 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 19:43:15 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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