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Bug 154982 - redhat-config-netboot creates a broken initrd for diskless clients
Summary: redhat-config-netboot creates a broken initrd for diskless clients
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: redhat-config-netboot
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 156320
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-15 10:54 UTC by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-486
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-09-28 19:37:31 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:486 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE redhat-config-netboot bug fix update 2005-09-28 04:00:00 UTC

Description Bastien Nocera 2005-04-15 10:54:03 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #149000 +++

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Description of problem:
The initrd created for diskless clients is completely broken.  Library's are
missing from /lib.  The nfs module doesn't load without hacking /disklessrc. 
After fixing all of this in the initrd, the kernel still panics ( trying to kill
init ) when disklessrc exits.  I haven't figured out how to get around that yet.

See bug #148022 for FC3 for a more complete description since
system-config-netboot is obviously broken in FC3 as well.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run system-config-netboot

Actual Results:  Broken, unbootable initrd.

Expected Results:  The system should have booted using NFS.

Additional info: the problem also occurs with redhat-config-netboot-0.1.5-1,
downgrading to redhat-config-netboot-0.1.1-19 works around the problem.

Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2005-05-27 20:28:47 UTC
This bug is now fixed with system-config-netboot-0.1.16-1, which
should be in RHEL-3-U6 and meanwhile can be downloaded from: 
Please try it out and let me know of any issues - thanks.

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-09-28 19:37:32 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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