Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 827770
dracut fails when attempting Fedora 17 install via PXE
Last modified: 2012-06-03 06:52:36 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):
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
Failure at anaconda initialization.
anaconda starting the installation process properly.
Created attachment 588733 [details]
Kernel boot - part 1
Created attachment 588734 [details]
Kernel boot - part 2
Created attachment 588735 [details]
Kernel boot - part 3
My /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default is:
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
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.