Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 840851
The auto-installer sometimes fails silently and reboots the system
Last modified: 2016-04-26 15:42:25 EDT
Description of problem:
Sometimes the installer used for auto-install (BOOTIF=link storage_init) fails silently and reboots the machine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
A recent build based on master (with pep8 patches ...)
In this case: ovirt-node-iso-2.4.0-999.20120706061129git2a34971.209.fc17.devel.iso
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot via pxe with "BOOTIF=link storage_init"
The installer fails (to fast to see exactly at what point) and reboots the machine, which then can't boot from the image.
The installer does not fail silently and points me to an error message.
Looking at the VM image it seems as if the partitioning takes place but nothing else (image size remains small).
This blocks / was discovered by automated testing.
On a system which failed like this, the firstboot karg can be used to reinstall the system.
The testing service was started during the autpo installation and mixed stuff up. Fixed with