Bug 79486 - Installer crashes when mkbootdisk and mkinitrd aren't selected
Summary: Installer crashes when mkbootdisk and mkinitrd aren't selected
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 2.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-12 10:45 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-03-18 23:07:43 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Need Real Name 2002-12-12 10:45:09 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
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):

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 2002-12-17 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

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


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.