Bug 84459 - Dont have installer crash if kickstart NFS mount fails
Summary: Dont have installer crash if kickstart NFS mount fails
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-17 18:46 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-05-15 20:04:59 UTC

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anaconda-generated kickstart file, except for [omitted] instead of root and grub passwords (1.26 KB, text/plain)
2003-02-17 18:47 UTC, Alexandre Oliva
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2003-02-17 18:46:35 UTC
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Description of problem:
After assuming that a kickstart file I had created by hand had something broken
that caused the installer to crash, I did a non-kickstart install, took the
generated kickstart file (attached) and put it up in the server that serves
kickstart files.  The installer crashed just the same, right after reading the
kickstart file in.

I booted with `linux ks', and vt4 shows it going its IP infromation from the
DHCP server, while vt3 displays the correct location of the ks file.  that's the
last thing in vt3.

vt1 says `install exited abnormally -- received signal 11', and then a shutdown

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Put this ks file up on an NFS server
2.Boot with `linux ks' (or use the explicit nfs syntax, it doesn't make any

Actual Results:  The installer crashes

Expected Results:  If there's something wrong with the kickstart file, it should
tell me so.  But I don't think that's it.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alexandre Oliva 2003-02-17 18:47:58 UTC
Created attachment 90137 [details]
anaconda-generated kickstart file, except for [omitted] instead of root and grub passwords

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-17 20:26:29 UTC
Adding an install source line to this config doesn't cause a crash for me.  Your
encrypted password doesn't happen to contain something that would get mishandled
by popt does it?

Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2003-02-17 21:13:47 UTC
Problem was that the kickstart NFS server wasn't running nfsd.  Doh!

Still, the error message doesn't quite help one figure out what the problem is :-(

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