Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6341
pcmcia-RHEA-1999:044.img kickstart install fails.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
Thanks for replacing the pcmcia-RHEA-1999:044.img with a
real pcmcia.img instead of a duplicate of the
boot-RHEA-1999:044.img image saturday. You really should
however note it in the errata on your web site just in case
anyone is still trying to figure that one out, rather than
just quitely replacing it with a newer file of the same
I've managed to get a bit further after many tries but still
no kickstart success. Shortly after network services are
set up and the nfs server is mounted the following error
Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix>
Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:exec_prefix]
'import exceptions' failed use -v for traceback
Traceback ( innermost last):
File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", Line 3, in ?
import sys, os
ImportError: No module named os
install exited abnormally
...kills and unmounts everything then shuts down without
giving one the opportunity to poke around...
append update text ks=floppy initrd=initrd.img
network --bootproto static --ip MYIP --netmask MYNETMASK
--gateway MYGATEWY --nameserver MYNAMESERVER
nfs --server MYSERVER --dir /export/home/redhat
part swap --size 127
part / --size 500 --grow
mouse ps/2 --emulthree
timezone --tuc /etc/localtime: timezone data
xconfig --server /etc/X11/X: symbolic link to
../../usr/X11R6/bin/XFCon_NeoMagic" --monitor "generic
rootpw --iscryted SXn1XGr97gWHo
auth --nisdomain MYDOMAIN --useshadow --enablemd5
lilo --location mbr
using pcmcia-RHEA-1999:044.img and updates-RHEA-1999:045.img
The updates disk is never asked for.
I fixed the typo in the append line in syslinux.cfg so it now reads:
"append updates ks=floppy initrd=initrd.img"
Install now asks for the updates disk but it still dies with the
same message but with one more line of text after the "import
"Warning! Falling back to string-bases exceptions"
I don't know if it helps but the last few lines that appear
in the Virtual Terminal 4 <ctrl><Alt><F4> are:
"* recursively copying /tmp/update-disk/textw"
"* going to insmod raid0.o (path is NULL)"
"* going to insmod raid1.o (path is NULL)"
"* going to insmod raid5.o (path is NULL)"
Any Ideas Anyone? It would sure be nice to be able to use kickstart
again. If I'm not quick enough at learning enough about Python to fix
the problems myself, I may be forced into supporting alternate
distributions for my customers. Kickstart is one of my primary
reasons for recommending RedHat distributions.
probably matt shoudl check this out
This problem has been fixed in the 6.2 release.