Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 612611
Firstboot starts up on top of an active console.
Last modified: 2013-07-04 08:51:08 EDT
Description of problem:
firstboot can end up running on top of an active console.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
on console 1 firstboot ran
if firsboot runs, it should grab its own console
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.
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