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Bug 84219 - Kickstart installation fail. RH 8.0
Summary: Kickstart installation fail. RH 8.0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
: 87738 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-13 16:58 UTC by CelsoSuzuki
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-02-13 20:46:37 UTC

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Description CelsoSuzuki 2003-02-13 16:58:15 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
I'm trying to do a installation with kickstart and I got the error message:
Exception Occurred
An unhandled exception has occurred. This is most likely a bug. Please copy the
full text of this exception or save the crash dump to a floppy the file a
detailed bug report against anaconda at
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 694, in ?, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 402, in run
    (step, args) = dispatch.currentStep()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 251, in currentStep
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 150, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 215, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 121, in readPackages
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1119, in setGroupSelection
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 580, in __getitem__
    return self.compsDict[key]
KeyError: Minimal

There are more things at the anacdump.txt file but I don't think that is important.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a kickstart file with the Kickstart Configurator
2. Create a boot disk with the bootnet.img
3. Change the syslinux.cfg with
default ks
prompt 0
timeout 600
label ks
  kernel vmlinuz
  append ks=floppy initrd=initrd.img lang= devfs=nomount ramdisk_size=9216

And copy the ks.cfg to the diskette.
The ks.cfg file is:
#Generated by Kickstart Configurator

#System language
lang en_US

#Language modules to install
langsupport en_US

#System keyboard
keyboard us

#System mouse
mouse none

#System timezone
timezone --utc America/Sao_Paulo

#Root password
rootpw --iscrypted $1$Z2O/8KDi$nkej1sP3on6EI5AmCCiht/

#Reboot after installation

#Use text mode install

#Install Red Hat Linux instead of upgrade

#Use NFS installation media
nfs --server --dir /home/linux/rh80

#System bootloader configuration
bootloader --useLilo --linear --location=mbr

#Clear the Master Boot Record
zerombr yes

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

#Disk partitioning information
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size 100
part / --fstype ext3 --size 2500
part swap --size 1000
part /home --fstype ext3 --size 1 --grow

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

#System authorization information
auth  --useshadow  --enablemd5

#Firewall configuration
firewall --disabled

#Do not configure the X Window System

%packages --resolvedeps


Actual Results:  I got the exception error

Expected Results:  Linux installed at the machine

Additional info:

The machine is a Pentium 2GHz, with 256MRam and 20GHD

Comment 1 CelsoSuzuki 2003-02-13 18:50:49 UTC

I tried to install everything
%packages --resolvedeps
# @Minimal

And it installs ok!
So the problem is with the comps.xml file ?

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-13 20:46:37 UTC
redhat-config-kickstart was writing out bad kickstart configs.  Minimal doesn't
exist as a component, use Base instead.  This is fixed in newer versions of

Comment 3 Mike McLean 2003-04-02 17:28:53 UTC
*** Bug 87738 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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