|Summary:||pcmcia-RHEA-1999:044.img kickstart install fails.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Virtual Janitor <gmilner>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-04-21 13:35:51 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Virtual Janitor 1999-10-25 16:41:07 UTC
Thanks for replacing the pcmcia-RHEA-1999:044.img with a real pcmcia.img instead of a duplicate of the boot-RHEA-1999:044.img image saturday. You really should however note it in the errata on your web site just in case anyone is still trying to figure that one out, rather than just quitely replacing it with a newer file of the same name. I've managed to get a bit further after many tries but still no kickstart success. Shortly after network services are set up and the nfs server is mounted the following error occurs: Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix> Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:exec_prefix] 'import exceptions' failed use -v for traceback Traceback ( innermost last): File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", Line 3, in ? import sys, os ImportError: No module named os install exited abnormally ...kills and unmounts everything then shuts down without giving one the opportunity to poke around... My syslinux.cfg append update text ks=floppy initrd=initrd.img My ks.cfg lang en_US network --bootproto static --ip MYIP --netmask MYNETMASK --gateway MYGATEWY --nameserver MYNAMESERVER nfs --server MYSERVER --dir /export/home/redhat keyboard "us" zerombr yes clearpart --all part swap --size 127 part / --size 500 --grow install mouse ps/2 --emulthree timezone --tuc /etc/localtime: timezone data xconfig --server /etc/X11/X: symbolic link to ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XFCon_NeoMagic" --monitor "generic multisync" rootpw --iscryted SXn1XGr97gWHo auth --nisdomain MYDOMAIN --useshadow --enablemd5 lilo --location mbr %packages ... using pcmcia-RHEA-1999:044.img and updates-RHEA-1999:045.img The updates disk is never asked for.
Comment 1 Virtual Janitor 1999-11-04 17:56:59 UTC
I fixed the typo in the append line in syslinux.cfg so it now reads: "append updates ks=floppy initrd=initrd.img" Install now asks for the updates disk but it still dies with the same message but with one more line of text after the "import exception": "Warning! Falling back to string-bases exceptions" I don't know if it helps but the last few lines that appear in the Virtual Terminal 4 <ctrl><Alt><F4> are: "* recursively copying /tmp/update-disk/textw" "* going to insmod raid0.o (path is NULL)" "* going to insmod raid1.o (path is NULL)" "* going to insmod raid5.o (path is NULL)" Any Ideas Anyone? It would sure be nice to be able to use kickstart again. If I'm not quick enough at learning enough about Python to fix the problems myself, I may be forced into supporting alternate distributions for my customers. Kickstart is one of my primary reasons for recommending RedHat distributions.
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 07:48:59 UTC
probably matt shoudl check this out
Comment 3 Virtual Janitor 2000-04-19 13:07:59 UTC
This problem has been fixed in the 6.2 release.