Bug 8465 - lang option of kickstart not parsed
Summary: lang option of kickstart not parsed
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-01-14 08:00 UTC by chris.picton
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-18 19:42:32 UTC

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Description chris.picton 2000-01-14 08:00:54 UTC
I have the following start to my kickstart file:

lang en_US
network --bootproto dhcp
nfs --server spacebird.uskonet.com --dir /systems/redhat/6.1/i386
keyboard us

When I boot, the nfs server is mounted, and then I get asked to choose my
language, which should be obtained from the kickstart file.

I have tried:
'lang en' as well as 'lang en_US'

I have also tried moving the lang specifier to after the network lines, to
no effect.

Chris Picton

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 07:52:59 UTC
fixed component

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-14 18:12:59 UTC
My guess is that you are having problems before you even get to the language
screen.  If you flip over to VC2 when the lang config screen comes up, you will
probably find a message telling you that no method was found for kickstart.
This means that the system did not even attempt to load your ks.cfg file.

Where are you retrieving the ks.cfg file from?

Comment 3 Erik Troan 2000-02-18 19:42:59 UTC
This means you aren't having your kickstart file detected properly. Look at
VC3 to figure out why not.

Comment 4 sharif 2000-04-04 18:12:59 UTC
i have a similar problem.
it IS a bug. kickstart is seriously broken, and it shouldn't be that hard

my problem is that it works fine if i specify the network --static blah blah
blah for one particular IP, but if i use a different IP, it breaks, and asks for
my language, what type of install (NFS), and a coupple other questions..

THEN, it does the kickstart, and is hunky dory.

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