Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 978790
anaconda kickstart requires manual network intervention with single CPU
Last modified: 2014-02-21 17:05:50 EST
Description of problem:
(First off, let me say that I don't regard this as a probem that is destined
to be fixed, due to the unusual circumstances, outlined below.)
When I run what should be a hands-off kickstart installation, the network
spoke pops up and requires a manual "Continue" to proceed. (About 10-20%
of the time, it doesn't show, but instead the "Begin Installation" on the
hub window is activated, and requires clicking to proceed.)
This happens on a VMware virtual machine (the network interfaces appear as
ens33 and ens37, i.e., hardwired Ethernet). This always happened while the
VM was configured with one single-core CPU. But when I configured it with
one dual-core CPU, the problem went away -- anaconda immediately started
"Preparing to install", as it should.
As I said, I don't expect a resolution of this. Where else but in a
virtual machine can you get a single CPU these days?
Version-Release number of selected component:
Someone once said "Threads are evil". I have never argued the point.
Yeah, I have definitely seen this before too.
This should be fixed by the patch for bug 1025347. Thanks for the report.