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Bug 81948 - kickstart installation fails
Summary: kickstart installation fails
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-15 17:34 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-02-27 17:08:42 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Anaconda dump (deleted)
2003-01-17 20:14 UTC, Need Real Name
no flags Details

Description Need Real Name 2003-01-15 17:34:38 UTC
Kickstart installation fails
with an exception in 

File /usr/bin/anaconda, line 694 in ? (id., dispatch, configFileData) 

kickstart is generated using redhat-config-kickstart

#Generated by Kickstart Configurator

#System language
lang en_US

#Language modules to install
langsupport en_US

#System keyboard
keyboard us

#System mouse
mouse genericps/2

#System timezone
timezone --utc America/New_York

#Root password
rootpw --iscrypted $1$2JJÃÅS8xì$UZgMDUMYLroFBy4y0v2Aa/

#Reboot after installation

#Install Red Hat Linux instead of upgrade

#Use HTTP installation media
url --url

#System bootloader configuration
bootloader --location=mbr --append nousb 

#Clear the Master Boot Record
zerombr yes

#Clear all partitions from the disk
clearpart --all --initlabel 

#Disk partitioning information
partition /boot --size 20 --fstype ext3
partition swap --recommended
partition / --size 1200  --fstype ext3
partition /usr --size 3200 --fstype ext3
partition /var --size 2200 --fstype ext3
partition /home --size 1000 --grow --fstype ext3

#Use static networking
network --bootproto static  --ip  --netmask 
--gateway  --nameserver 

#System authorization information
auth  --useshadow  --enablemd5 

#Firewall configuration
firewall --high --ssh --smtp 

#XWindows configuration information
#Probe for video card
#Probe for monitor
xconfig  --depth 8 --resolution 640x480 --defaultdesktop=GNOME

%packages --resolvedeps
@GNOME Desktop Environment
@Server Configuration Tools
@Web Server
@Windows File Server
@Development Tools
@Administration Tools
@System Tools

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-01-15 17:37:01 UTC
It downloads all packages (the last one is
intalls them and then gives the in line 694 exception.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-16 16:22:09 UTC
It would really help diagnose the problem if you could attach the traceback.

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2003-01-16 16:26:56 UTC
I will try to get a trace.
This is not easy because I do not have a physical access to the computer.
I will try to get in in few days.

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2003-01-17 20:14:03 UTC
Created attachment 89426 [details]
Anaconda dump

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2003-01-17 20:16:01 UTC
In addition:
If I add 


option to kickstart the intallation ends OK,
no such problem arise.

Comment 6 Need Real Name 2003-01-18 21:40:01 UTC
If I add


to ks.cfg intallation finishes OK.

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-30 21:13:53 UTC
I fixed this internally. What was happening was we could not determine the video
ram for this chipset, and this was causing trouble when writing out the

If you put a --videoram option on your xconfig line in the original ks script it
might help.

Comment 8 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-27 17:08:42 UTC
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to
add to this report.

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