Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 854813
[Regression] No console for RHEL 5 after installation.
Last modified: 2012-09-13 10:56:26 EDT
Description of problem:
1. We have this kind of line 'console=ttyS1,115200' in
'Kernel Options' to get console during installation for all
2. In RHEL 6, anaconda or cobbler generated kickstat fill will copy
that line to boot kernel, so we get console after installation.
3. In the good old time, RHEL 5 do the same as RHEL 6.
4. Now, RHEL 5 got no console after install:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
current Red Hat beaker production version.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just clone https://beaker.engineering.redhat.com/jobs/288539
No 'console=xxx' line in post kernel option. Which cause no console after installation.
'console=xxx' automatically added to post kernel option.
Regression. I never got this problem when I test RHEL 5.8.
Workaround: copy 'console=xxx' line to 'Kernel Options Post' for RHEL 5 only in beaker web gui.
Are you sure this isn't a regression in Anaconda? Beaker has never done anything special to set the console= kernel option after install.
I notice your job has kernel_options_post="kmemleak=on" which makes the following change in the kickstart:
bootloader --location=mbr --append="kmemleak=on"
The install does progress with serial console but I wonder if anaconda fails to pass that along if any append line is requested on the bootloader.
Ultimately I think this is a bug in anaconda but this would help narrow down the issue.