Bug 80742 - Firstboot runs every boot when initial default runlevel is 5
Firstboot runs every boot when initial default runlevel is 5
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: firstboot (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Blocks: 79578
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Reported: 2002-12-30 13:43 EST by Chris Ford
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-06 10:44:30 EST
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Description Chris Ford 2002-12-30 13:43:01 EST
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Description of problem:
After installing and selecting graphical login, firstboot starts on every
subsequent boot.  It completed sucessfully the first time.  I completed it
sucessfully the second time as well.  On the third and later boots I killed X
with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to get past it.  I then changed the default runlevel in
/etc/inittab to 3 and rebooted.  Firstboot did not run after making this change.
 I then changed my default runlevel back to 5 and firstboot did not run again.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Phoebe and select graphical login
2.Reboot and sucessfully complete the firstboot setup.
3.Login and then reboot.  Firstboot will run again.


Actual Results:  Firstboot ran the initial setup procedure again.

Expected Results:  The system should have presented the graphical login screen

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike Kuhnkey 2002-12-31 13:34:30 EST
Inspection of my /etc/hosts file revealed missing localhost entries. This may be
related to insertion of optional hostname during initial install, or , was
instigated by editing of "Network Configuration=>DNS(Tab) for hostname.

This 'bug' was not seen when upgrading from Valhalla => phoebe, presumably
because existing /etc/hosts file was 'honored'? (...Wild Speculation on My Part...)

When localhost entries were manually inserted into /etc/hosts file Firstboot did
not re-ocurr on restart. So, I'm assuming that editing actions on the "Network
Configuration" tabs caused corruption of /etc/hosts...or...insertion of hostname
on system utilizing DHCP services of ISP caused confusion/corruption of
configuration files?
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2003-01-13 21:59:07 EST
Chris: Did you click on either the "Register with Red Hat Network" button or any
of the buttons in the "Additional CD" screen?  

Mike: I wouldn't expect /etc/hosts to affect firstboot in any way.
Comment 3 Chris Ford 2003-01-13 22:54:44 EST
The first time I did an install I did register with RHN.  When I rebooted I
didn't register again. 

The second install I did, I can't remember with complete certainty, but I would
be williing to wager that I didn't register with RHN.  I didn't go to any of the
additional CD screens on either install or any of the subsequent reboots.
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2003-01-25 17:07:50 EST
There was a bug in the firstboot that shipped with Phoebe in that closing the
popup dialogs would close all firstboot prematurely, causing the
/etc/sysconfig/firstboot file to not get written.  This would cause firstboot to
run again on the next boot.  

This bug was fixed soon after Phoebe was released and I have not been able to
reproduce this behavior in the Phoebe2 trees.  QA, you may want to double check
me with the latest tree, but I believe this problem to be fixed.
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2003-02-06 10:44:30 EST
No longer seeing this with GinGin-re0206.nightly.

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