Bug 67070 - kickstart ftp install hangs at post
kickstart ftp install hangs at post
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-06-19 14:05 EDT by LeRoy Hogan
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-19 14:09:00 EDT
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ks.cfg file from my kickstart ftp install disk when problem occurs (1.39 KB, patch)
2002-06-19 14:08 EDT, LeRoy Hogan
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Description LeRoy Hogan 2002-06-19 14:05:55 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.0.0-10; Linux)

Description of problem:
The install seems to work until post starts and then hangs, I do keys Ctrl-Alt-F4 and see the following

<6>attempt to access beyond end of device
<6>01:01: rw=0, want=4846 limit=4608
<4>Error -3 while decompressing!
<4>c02a0a3c(-11791757640)->ccfda000 (4096)

Workaround that RH Support gave me. Add to my kickstart disk syslinux.cfg the following to my existing 'append' line:


This means my kickstart ftp install needs a bigger ramdisk then the normal defualt size.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.My ks.cfg and syslinux.cfg will be attached

Actual Results:  Post Install hangs with decompressing error due to ramdisk being too small.

Expected Results:  ramdisk size be big enough for decompressing during kickstart ftp install post section

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Comment 1 LeRoy Hogan 2002-06-19 14:08:54 EDT
Created attachment 61688 [details]
ks.cfg file from my kickstart ftp install disk when problem occurs
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-19 23:16:50 EDT
In current releases, you *must* have the ramdisk_size for things to work.  We've
changed the default ramdisk size in the BOOT kernel for future releases.

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