Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79458
NFS install via iso images crashes
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
When you install RH80 text based from an NFS server that has the iso-images in
the nfs-directory anaconda shows in a custom installation strange entries in the
package group selection screen. On hitting the page-down button the system
crashes with a signal 11 error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH80 on a system via NFS text based (haven't tried graph)
2. On the NFS directory are the iso-images of the distro
3. Fil in all the forms until you reach the package group selection screen
4. You don't seen package groups displayed here but a list of included
5. hit <page-down> in this screen and the system crashes.
Actual Results: Crash not beeing able to finish the installation
Expected Results: Should be able to select packages and proceed installation.
I have tried this on two different computers. Both gave the same problem.
On installation over NFS with a normal installation directory (ea. RedHat/RPMS
and RedHat/base structure)on the NFS server) you don't see this problem. My
conclusion: it is related to the iso-image installation procedure.
Make sure you only have the ISO images for discs 1, 2 and 3 and no other ISO
images in the directory.
The docs ISO-image makes the difference. If that one is in the install directory
you see the doc-guides as packages. Isn't it possible to make the system that
smart, that it recognizes this situation??
This doesn't account for the crash however. It appearce that if there are only
one screen full of packages (so there is no "second page") the system crashes if
you hit the <page-down>-button. This situation here only arises here in a
errorrous situation, but exectly there a user doesn't like to face system crash.
Our current codebase handles the case of the docs iso being in the same directory.
confirmed fix in Phoebe public beta 2