Bug 82812 - minimal kickstart install crashes
minimal kickstart install crashes
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-kickstart (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-01-27 00:45 EST by carolyn
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-05 17:01:35 EST
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Error dump from anaconda (63.48 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-27 00:47 EST, carolyn
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Description carolyn 2003-01-27 00:45:48 EST
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Description of problem:
Trying to install RedHat 8.0 on a Celeron PC (333Mhz, 192 Mb RAM), using a
kickstart file generated by the Kickstart Configurator on a working RH8.0
system, results in anaconda crashing with an unhandled exception.

When generating the kickstart file I selected only the Minimal group of
packages, figuring that should give me a basic working system that I could add
to later. Installing from floppy with the generated ks.cfg file failed right
after the "reading package information" message with a python error, attached.
The CDROM containing the packages passed the mediacheck test.

If I regenerate the ks.cfg file and select another package group as well as the
@Minimal specification, the install crashes with exactly the same error as
@Minimal alone. But if I uncheck @Minimal, the install works fine.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Generate a kickstart file with redhat-config-kickstart
2. Select the Minimal package group under Package Selection/Miscellaneous
3. Install RedHat using the kickstart file
Comment 1 carolyn 2003-01-27 00:47:11 EST
Created attachment 89614 [details]
Error dump from anaconda
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-27 12:19:34 EST
This appears to be a bug with the redhat-config-kickstart program.

@Minimal is not a legal name for a component. You want to use @Base.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-02-05 17:01:35 EST
Should be fixed in redhat-config-packages as of version 2.3.3-5 and later.  I
removed the options for "Minimal" and "Everything" on Nov. 25, 2002.

If you want minimum, just don't select any groups.  If you want Everything,
select all the groups.
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2003-02-10 16:53:14 EST
Correction: I mean redhat-config-kickstart-2.3.3-5, not redhat-config-packages.

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