Bug 79486 - Installer crashes when mkbootdisk and mkinitrd aren't selected
Summary: Installer crashes when mkbootdisk and mkinitrd aren't selected
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 2.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2002-12-12 10:45 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-18 23:07:43 UTC


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Description Need Real Name 2002-12-12 10:45:09 UTC
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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.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Always

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 2002-12-17 03:22:23 UTC
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 23:07:43 UTC
confirmed. Certain critical packages are not optional even when selecting
individual packages -- grub for example (at least when using grub as the boot
loader).

mkbootdisk is not one of those packages, but the installer handles things
gracefully when mkbootdisk is absent.

closing->rawhide





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