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Bug 623034 - failed to start kickstart install when provide ks file with hd device path
failed to start kickstart install when provide ks file with hd device path
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F14Beta/F14BetaBlocker
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Reported: 2010-08-11 03:21 EDT by Liam Li
Modified: 2010-08-11 23:01 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-08-11 23:01:12 EDT
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Description Liam Li 2010-08-11 03:21:55 EDT
Description of problem:
The kickstart install failed to start when follow these steps

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. copy a kickstart file to /dev/vda1. we can do like this:
* boot install on an installed system, this system should have a /dev/vda1
* when anaconda started, press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to tty2
* mkdir aa; mount /dev/vda1 aa
* scp remote/ks.cfg aa
2. reboot,and restart install, in grub command line, enter: ks=hd:/dev/vda1:/ks.cfg
Actual results:
the kickstart install did not start, only anaconda was started. press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to tty2, mount /dev/vda1 /dir, cd /dir to check the ks.cfg, the file was zero, the content of file was lost.

Expected results:
the kickstart install should start
Comment 1 James Laska 2010-08-11 09:14:46 EDT
Good catch Liam!  Are you able to access the installer log files (/tmp/*log)?  If so, can you please attach them to the bug report?  Alternatively, screenshots of tty3, tty4 and tty5 might be okay in a pinch.  Thanks!

Adding to F14Beta per the following beta release criteria:

  "The installer must be able to use all kickstart delivery methods "
Comment 2 Liam Li 2010-08-11 23:01:12 EDT
This may due to a virtual machine's issue, I retested on real machine today, can not reproduce it again, I will have more tests later.SO close it as NOTABUG first. Thanks

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