Bug 862521 - Fedora18:Alpha:Login to anaconda shell prompt during installation is not possible
Fedora18:Alpha:Login to anaconda shell prompt during installation is not poss...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
ppc64 All
unspecified Severity urgent
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-03 02:40 EDT by IBM Bug Proxy
Modified: 2013-01-09 21:23 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-10-03 11:57:01 EDT
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installation-log-for-anaconda-sshd.txt (281.75 KB, text/plain)
2012-10-03 02:41 EDT, IBM Bug Proxy
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
IBM Linux Technology Center 85593 None None None 2012-10-03 02:40:56 EDT

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Description IBM Bug Proxy 2012-10-03 02:40:55 EDT
Problem Description
While doing installation of Fedora 18 PPC64 on P7 LPAR using VNC method  , noticed it is not allowing to login to the ssh session to collect anaconda log during any issue occurred.

--- Collected from installation Console ---
Starting installer, one moment...
anaconda 18.6.7 for Fedora 18-Alpha (pre-release) started.
09:36:13 Starting VNC...
09:36:14 The VNC server is now running.
WARNING!!! VNC server running with NO PASSWORD!
You can use the vncpassword=<password> boot option
if you would like to secure the server.
09:36:14 Please manually connect your vnc client to miz04.austin.ibm.com:1 ( to begin the install.
(anaconda:795): Gtk-WARNING **: Overriding tab label for notebook
(anaconda:795): Gtk-WARNING **: Unknown property: GtkGrid.n-columns
(anaconda:795): Gtk-WARNING **: Unknown property: GtkGrid.n-columns
Thu Sep 27 00:41:27 HADT 2012
Thu Sep 27 00:41:27 HADT 2012
Thu Sep 27 00:41:27 HADT 2012
(anaconda:795): Gtk-WARNING **: Overriding tab label for notebook
(anaconda:795): Gtk-WARNING **: Overriding tab label for notebook
[anaconda] 1:main* 2:shell  3:log  4:storage-log  5:program-log                 

We can see at last line , there are multiple options to get into different environment , but none of the option is working & it is not going to anaconda shell prompt at all.

Even if ssh to the server is not happening even if it pings successfully.
You can see the below findings:

$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=270 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=49 time=274 ms

$ ssh root@
ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused

--- Steps to reproduce ---
1) Virtual DVD boot using command line parameters.
boot:linux ip= nameserver= vnc noipv6 sshd=1 debug rd.debug
2) Once it displays vnc session is ready , we can proceed for installation.
3) During installation process ,we can try to login to the anaconda shell prompt,  Either by pressing enter / pressing keys like 1:main* 2:shell  3:log  4:storage-log  5:program-log 
   Or, by trying ssh root@serverip.
We may notice all attempt will fail.

Attached full installation log file as named "installation-log-for-anaconda-sshd.txt" to the bugzilla.
Comment 1 IBM Bug Proxy 2012-10-03 02:41:11 EDT
Created attachment 620633 [details]
Comment 2 IBM Bug Proxy 2012-10-03 10:51:43 EDT
------- Comment From clnperez@us.ibm.com 2012-10-03 14:45 EDT-------
Rejecting on our side as NOTABUG. There was a miscommunication. Sorry for the noise.
Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2012-10-03 11:45:18 EDT
You're seeing tmux on the console screen.  If you use ^b 2  (that's CONTROL+b then the number 2) do you then get to the shell?

ssh is disabled by default, you'll have to pass "inst.sshd" as a boot parameter in order to have the daemon started.  Note, I can't recall if it's fixed in alpha or just after, but there was a bug preventing the sshd parameter from working correctly.  Recently nightly composes do have this fixed.

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