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Bug 1510904 - inst.nokill option is missing from the installation guide
Summary: inst.nokill option is missing from the installation guide
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Installation_Guide
Version: 7.5
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Petr Bokoc
QA Contact: Jan Stodola
Depends On:
Blocks: 1470091
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-08 12:30 UTC by Samantha N. Bueno
Modified: 2019-03-06 01:05 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-04-11 12:23:12 UTC
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Description Samantha N. Bueno 2017-11-08 12:30:02 UTC
Document URL:

Section Number and Name: 22.1. Configuring the Installation System at the Boot Menu

Describe the issue: "inst.nokill" is an option that has been in anaconda for quite a while, and it is documented upstream, but missing from our official RHEL documentation. It's very useful for debugging if customers need to capture installation logs and the system (for whatever reason) tends to reboot when something goes wrong.

Suggestions for improvement: Document "inst.nokill". This would fit under the "Debugging and Troubleshooting" options. The exact text can just be used from our upstream docs:

Comment 2 Petr Bokoc 2017-11-29 14:30:46 UTC
Added the option here:

On top of what's in upstream I also mentioned it's useful for gathering logs because why not.

Moving straight to verified since this is a trivial fix.

Comment 3 Samantha N. Bueno 2017-11-29 17:30:31 UTC
Awesome, thanks a lot, Petr.

Comment 4 Petr Bokoc 2018-04-11 12:23:12 UTC
Released with RHEL 7.5 GA documentation.

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