Bug 590653 - TEXT mode installation through Serial console generates bug even before starting to format default partitioning Layout
TEXT mode installation through Serial console generates bug even before start...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 All
low Severity urgent
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Assigned To: Hans de Goede
Release Test Team
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Reported: 2010-05-10 08:28 EDT by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2010-11-10 14:43 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: anaconda-13.21.40-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of: 589773
Last Closed: 2010-11-10 14:43:15 EST
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Description Hans de Goede 2010-05-10 08:28:55 EDT
+++ 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 Product and Program Management 2010-05-10 09:23:50 EDT
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 05:45:09 EDT
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 03:56:17 EDT
This is fixed in anaconda-13.21.40-1, moving to modified.
Comment 11 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 14:43:15 EST
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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