Bug 79486 - Installer crashes when mkbootdisk and mkinitrd aren't selected
Installer crashes when mkbootdisk and mkinitrd aren't selected
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-12-12 05:45 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-18 18:07:43 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-12-12 05:45:09 EST
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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.

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How reproducible:

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

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-16 22:22:23 EST
The current code base makes sure that you install things which are required for
later in the installation
Comment 2 Mike McLean 2003-03-18 18:07:43 EST
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.


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