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Bug 154614 - installer completes but inittab missing
Summary: installer completes but inittab missing
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-13 01:47 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-17 21:24:01 UTC

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Install logs for clean install that left me with no inittab (deleted)
2005-04-15 20:10 UTC, Barry Roberts
no flags Details

Description Need Real Name 2005-04-13 01:47:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
I ran the FC4test2 installer to completion, but at first boot significant portions of the system were missing.

INIT: version 2.85 booting
INIT: No inittab file found

Enter runlevel:

I entered "S" and mounted the filesystems.
I verified (rpm -qi SysVinit) that init was installed.

This system was a new installation on top of a previous FC3 install.

The /usr/local (/dev/vg00/local) and /home (/dev/vg00/home) filesystems were preserved.

The / (/dev/vg00/root), /var (/dev/vg00/var), /boot (/dev/hda5) and swap (/dev/hda6) partitions were initialized.

Also, I don't have an ifup command, and the only entry in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts is ifcfg-eth0.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-04-13 15:26:24 UTC
Can you provide /var/log/anaconda* and /root/install.log?

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2005-04-13 15:56:09 UTC
I've since re-installed the system so the logs are lost.  I'll need to determine
if I can wipe this system before trying to recreate it.

Comment 3 Barry Roberts 2005-04-15 20:10:01 UTC
Created attachment 113255 [details]
Install logs for clean install that left me with no inittab

I tried installing 3 times in a row, clean re-format each time.  Couldn't get a
successful install.  Tried without re-creating the software raid from scratch,
then without software raid.

Each time I entered:
linux askmethod reiserfs noselinux

at the boot prompt and did an NFS install from ISO's that have been sha1sum

Comment 4 Barry Roberts 2005-04-17 17:23:05 UTC
I got the same thing at home (I'm, that login is b0rked).

tried installing to ext3 and it worked.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2005-04-17 21:24:01 UTC
Oh, you're using reiserfs.  reiserfs is *COMPLETELY UNSUPPORTED*

You'll probably need to boot with selinux=0 if you're going to use reiserfs.

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