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Bug 231322 - unhandled exception during kickstart install
Summary: unhandled exception during kickstart install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact:
: 231321 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-07 18:56 UTC by Ben Cotton
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-08-24 17:29:47 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda message dump (deleted)
2007-03-07 18:56 UTC, Ben Cotton
no flags Details

Description Ben Cotton 2007-03-07 18:56:41 UTC
Description of problem:
When attempting to install from a web kickstart (included below), anaconda has
an "unhandled exception" each time.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from RHEL4WS disc 1
2. enter "linux ks="

Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Contents of kickstart file:
#System  language
lang en_US
#Language modules to install
langsupport --default=en_US
#System keyboard
keyboard us
#System mouse
mouse generic3ps/2
#Sytem timezone
timezone America/Indianapolis
#Root password
rootpw --iscrypted $1$B2yzz12j$rkP7/hNtX/jD7Wexfbh68.

#Reboot after installation

#Install Red Hat Linux instead of upgrade
#Use Web installation
url --url

#System bootloader configuration
bootloader --location=mbr
#Clear the Master Boot Record
zerombr yes

#Partition clearing information
#clearpart --all --initlabel
#Disk partitioning information

#part / --fstype ext3 --size 5120 --asprimary
#part swap --size 4096
#part swap --size 4096
#part swap --size 4096
#part /usr --fstype ext3 --size 8192
#part /var --fstype ext3 --size 2048
#part /opt --fstype ext3 --size 12800
#part /tmp --fstype ext3 --size 2048
# Keep the /export space
#part /export --noformat

#System authorization infomation
auth  --useshadow  --enablemd5
#Network information
network --bootproto=static --ip= --netmask=
--gateway= --nameserver=  
#Firewall configuration
firewall --enabled --ssh
#XWindows configuration information
xconfig --depth=24 --resolution=1024x768 --defaultdesktop=GNOME --startxonboot
#Package install information
%packages --resolvedeps
@ X Window System
@ gnome-desktop
@ kde-desktop
@ Editors
@ Engineering and Scientific
@ Graphical Internet
@ Text-based Internet
@ Office/Productivity
@ Sound and Video
@ Graphics
@ Games and Entertainment
@ Authoring and Publishing
#@ Server Configuration Tools
@ Development Tools
@ Administration Tools
@ System Tools
@ Printing Support

#RHE specific items
# Modify the up2date and rhn_register config files (if present) to use rhproxy
for file in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhn_register; do
    if [ -f $file ]; then
        perl -p -i -e 's|||g' $file
        perl -p -i -e
's|/usr/share/rhn/RHNS-CA-CERT|/usr/share/rhn/RHN-ORG-TRUSTED-SSL-CERT|g' $file

# Install our proxy's SSL CA package
cd /tmp
if [ x`md5sum rhn-org-trusted-ssl-cert-1.0-1.noarch.rpm | awk '{print $1}'` !=
x494b98c1f61a52efe941e76d80c25b31 ]; then
    echo "Package verify failed for SSL CA, aborting."
    exit 1
rpm -Uvh rhn-org-trusted-ssl-cert-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
rm -f rhn-org-trusted-ssl-cert-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

# Must register RedHat's GPG key before registration
rpm --import /usr/share/rhn/RPM-GPG-KEY

echo "Now exec-ing RHN registration tool..."
if [ -x /usr/sbin/rhn_register ]; then
        rhnreg_ks --activationkey=775b154582fe8ed2fc731b91663888af
    up2date --register

mkdir -m 700 /root/.ssh
cd /root/.ssh && wget
chmod 400 /root/.ssh/authorized_keys
cd /root && wget
rpm -i /root/igor-1.99-4.0.i386.rpm

#Fix for Gnome session script - RHEL4
ln -s /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession /etc/X11/gdm/

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2007-03-07 18:56:41 UTC
Created attachment 149476 [details]
anaconda message dump

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-07 19:12:26 UTC
*** Bug 231321 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2007-03-13 15:33:49 UTC
It looks to me like the problem here is that you're trying to do an upgrade on a
system with nothing installed.  Your kickstart file specifies upgrade, but then
later on your have package and partitioning information given.  On upgrades, we
should be skipping the installtype step unless it doesn't find any existing
installations.  Does changing upgrade to install fix this?

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