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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3; Linux)
Description of problem:
In a 'select individual packages' install I can
deselect the mkbootdisk and mkinitrd packages
but later on in the installation, when apparently
these packages are needed by the installation procedure
(for creating a bootdisk I presume), the installer crashes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installing Redhat AS21
2. Choose the 'select individual packages' method
3. Deselect 'mkbootdisk' and/or 'mkinitrd'
4. Check the 'create bootdisk' option
5. Proceed installation
Actual Results: The installer crashes
Expected Results: Installer should have finished
The current code base makes sure that you install things which are required for
later in the installation
confirmed. Certain critical packages are not optional even when selecting
individual packages -- grub for example (at least when using grub as the boot
mkbootdisk is not one of those packages, but the installer handles things
gracefully when mkbootdisk is absent.