Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 855371
anaconda doesn't handle correctly the method=cdrom command line parameter
Last modified: 2013-10-02 09:33:51 EDT
Description of problem:
The anaconda documentation says that it is possible to use the cdrom value for the method parameter in the kernel command line when we want to make a RHEL installation.
However if we set method=cdrom on the kernel command line, it seems that anaconda doesn't handle it correctly since the loader display the installation method window.
After looking in the code, I discovered on the loader2/method.c file (line 739) that the string comparison is done with the 'cdrom:' and not only on 'cdrom'.
If on my kernel command line i put method=cdrom:, anaconda detects automatically the install method and doesn't display the 'Installation method' anymore.
Moreover in the anaconda code, the comparison is done against the string 'cdrom://'.
So I conclude, there is a mismatch between the documentation and the way anaconda parses the method parameter.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 220.127.116.11-1
How reproducible: Try to make an automated installation with a kickstart configured without the cdrom parameter and the kernel parameter method=cdrom
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Having a kickstart file without the cdrom parameter
2.Declare a kernel command line with method=cdrom
Actual results: The loader binary asks for the Installation method because it couldn't parse the method parameter.
Expected results:The loader binary shouldn't ask for the Installation Method.
Thanks for catching this, Olivier. I've edited the listing for the cdrom parameter so it now reads 'method=cdrom://'
You'll find this update in the 5.10 documentation.
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