Bug 612611 - Firstboot starts up on top of an active console.
Summary: Firstboot starts up on top of an active console.
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firstboot   
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
Target Milestone: beta
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Assignee: Martin Gracik
QA Contact: Release Test Team
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Reported: 2010-07-08 15:36 UTC by Michael De La Rue
Modified: 2013-07-04 12:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-10-01 19:44:51 UTC
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Description Michael De La Rue 2010-07-08 15:36:44 UTC
Description of problem:
firstboot can end up running on top of an active console.  

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

How reproducible:
seen one time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install with textmode (add "nomodeset text"  to standard kernel boot line
2. telinit 5 
3. realise that lots of sw is missing
4. yum install "X Windows System" "Desktop" "Polish Support" "Development tools"
5. telinit 3

Actual results:
on console 1 firstboot ran

Expected result:
if firsboot runs, it should grab its own console

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Comment 2 Martin Gracik 2010-07-14 13:01:53 UTC
I don't see why this is a bug. In my opinion, firstboot should discourage the average user from doing anything else while it is running. So it will grab the actual console, and return to it after you finish. If you want to have a console available, while running firstboot, you should switch to another terminal.
Looking at the steps required to reproduce this, it is not a standard installation, so you should not have any difficulties opening a new terminal, if you need it.

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-10-01 19:44:51 UTC
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