Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74895
Firstboot is not graceful when RHN is being registered
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
Description of Problem:
If during the firstboot, the RHN servers are not available then the user is left
in an awkward state. There is no feedback that anything/nothing is going on, and
if the sub-process dies... it seems to just come back asking if you want to
register or not.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install system and reboot
2. do the NTP etc.. but cause RHN not to be available somehow
3. watch the system sit there without any feedback.
Agreed. This did not get much testing for various reasons.
*** Bug 74724 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Tested in latest beta. Problem seems to have been fixed. Firstboot is also MUCH
more graceful when dealing with not being able to start X.
Thanks smooge. Your help is invaluable and much appreciated.