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Bug 9884 - Kickstart is broken (6.1 AND 6.0)
Kickstart is broken (6.1 AND 6.0)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-03-01 06:03 EST by ronny.lampert
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-07 14:38:14 EST
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Description ronny.lampert 2000-03-01 06:03:43 EST
Using an ks.cfg kickstart file will confuse the installer and crash it
with many python errors spread across the screen.
Upgrading to the new net-bootdisks won't fix this.

I'm using an TESTED kickstart file from RH 6.0 and there are no syntax
changes afaik.

ON RH 6.0:
Kickstart install is asking for pcmcia floppy disk although I specified a
device for ethernet ("device ethernet eepro100) and not to use probing.
Comment 1 sharif 2000-03-06 09:10:59 EST
my problems go along on this thread.
i'm trying to install with a static IP, over NFS, and the installer gets a
signal 11 and shuts down.
going  to various consoles, i see that the last thing it successfully does is
install the nfs modules...

this is with the newest installer disks listed in:
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-03-06 11:34:59 EST
Please include the ks.cfg file you have tried - kickstart is known to work
for a large number of users so perhaps there is a ks.cfg issue.
Comment 3 sharif 2000-03-07 00:28:59 EST
below is it, minus comments and empty lines:

lang en_US
network --bootproto static --ip <someip> --netmask <somemask> --gateway <somegw>
--nameserver <somens>
nfs --server mrwacky.ops.cp.net /fs/redhat
keyboard us
zerombr yes
clearpart --linux
part /boot --size 25
part swap --size 127
part / --size 100
part /usr --size 1000
part /var --size 1000
part /home --size 500
part /tmp --size 1000
part /usr/local/ 500 --grow
mouse --kickstart generic3ps/2
timezone US/Pacific
rootpw chicken
auth --useshadow --enablemd5
lilo --location mbr
@ Base@ C Development
@ Emacs
@ Networked Workstation
@ Development Libraries
@ Kernel Development
@ Network Management Workstation
@ Mail/WWW/News Tools
@ C++ Development
echo "sharif da bomb" > /tmp/liff
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-03-07 14:38:59 EST
You have a syntax error in the line:

nfs --server mrwacky.ops.cp.net /fs/redhat

It should read:

nfs --server mrwacky.ops.cp.net --dir /fs/redhat
Comment 5 sharif 2000-03-07 15:18:59 EST
ok, well you guys sure need to update your damn documentation.
or mebbe have a decent parser that will tell me i have an error instead of
crashing the installer ?

i'll try it and get really irate and bitter if it still doesn't work.


Comment 6 sharif 2000-03-07 19:34:59 EST
nope, now i get the same shite i got with the disks before the 10-22-99 install
image bugfix:

anaconda/python pukage, and offers to enter debug mode, or reboot.


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