Bug 807461 - anaconda still requires 'serial' for headless installs
anaconda still requires 'serial' for headless installs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Will Woods
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 494832
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Reported: 2012-03-27 16:40 EDT by Dave Allan
Modified: 2016-04-26 10:16 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 09:12:33 EDT
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Description Dave Allan 2012-03-27 16:40:44 EDT
Description of problem:
According to:


"'serial' is also deprecated - it's a synonym for "console=ttyS0", so use that

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F17 Beta RC1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot F17 Beta RC1 and append only 'console=ttyS0' but not 'serial'
2. select text mode and complete the install
3. reboot

Actual results:
system shows the grub menu, but does not display boot output or a console

Expected results:
correctly configured serial console, as appears if 'serial' and 'console=ttyS0' are specified

Additional info:
Perhaps it's only a broken console, but I can't tell if the machine is booted or not.  The system works properly if I append 'serial console=ttyS0' as I always have, so I don't think this is a high severity bug.  I'm just filing this BZ because of 804506#c2.
Comment 1 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2012-03-28 07:10:16 EDT
I can confirm that I see this behaviour on F17 alpha
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