Bug 827770 - dracut fails when attempting Fedora 17 install via PXE
dracut fails when attempting Fedora 17 install via PXE
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dracut (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: dracut-maint
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Reported: 2012-06-02 19:18 EDT by Ilyes Gouta
Modified: 2012-06-03 06:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-03 06:52:06 EDT
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Cobbler PXE menu, Fedora 17 kernel and kickstart command line (467.15 KB, image/jpeg)
2012-06-02 19:18 EDT, Ilyes Gouta
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Kernel boot - part 1 (727.63 KB, image/jpeg)
2012-06-02 19:21 EDT, Ilyes Gouta
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Kernel boot - part 2 (714.61 KB, image/jpeg)
2012-06-02 19:22 EDT, Ilyes Gouta
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Kernel boot - part 3 (645.98 KB, image/jpeg)
2012-06-02 19:23 EDT, Ilyes Gouta
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Description Ilyes Gouta 2012-06-02 19:18:20 EDT
Created attachment 588732 [details]
Cobbler PXE menu, Fedora 17 kernel and kickstart command line

Description of problem:

Attempting an installation of Fedora 17 via PXE leads to dracut crashing after booting the kernel and loading the kickstart profile from the serving machine.

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

Fedora 17

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup httpd, dhcpd, nfs and cobbler on a machine to serve a Fedora 17 distro/profile
2. Boot the client machine in PXE mode
3. Look out the kernel boot sequence, dracut and anaconda
  
Actual results:

Failure at anaconda initialization.

Expected results:

anaconda starting the installation process properly.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ilyes Gouta 2012-06-02 19:21:23 EDT
Created attachment 588733 [details]
Kernel boot - part 1
Comment 2 Ilyes Gouta 2012-06-02 19:22:31 EDT
Created attachment 588734 [details]
Kernel boot - part 2
Comment 3 Ilyes Gouta 2012-06-02 19:23:33 EDT
Created attachment 588735 [details]
Kernel boot - part 3
Comment 4 Ilyes Gouta 2012-06-02 19:25:29 EDT
My /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default is:

LABEL Fedora17-x86_64
        kernel /images/Fedora17-x86_64/vmlinuz
        MENU LABEL Fedora17-x86_64
        append initrd=/images/Fedora17-x86_64/initrd.img ksdevice=bootif lang=  kssendmac text  ks=http://10.0.0.1/cblr/svc/op/ks/profile/Fedora17-x86_64
        ipappend 2
Comment 5 Ilyes Gouta 2012-06-03 06:52:06 EDT
As per the http://wwoods.fedorapeople.org/doc/boot-options.html documentation, indeed the option inst.repo for anaconda/dracut wasn't set, which lead to that failure. I've got it installed now on my system.
Comment 6 Ilyes Gouta 2012-06-03 06:52:36 EDT
As per the http://wwoods.fedorapeople.org/doc/boot-options.html documentation, indeed the option inst.repo for anaconda/dracut wasn't set, which lead to that failure. I've got it installed now on my system.

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