[lug] RH 7.3/anaconda/kickstart problem

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Mon Jul 29 02:48:24 MDT 2002

After the prior kickstart ended up helping out so much, I decided to try 
and do this with a more bare-bones install on an old P166. I keep 
running into an anaconda crash dump, I'm not sure if it is related to 
the kickstart disk, or just the install in general. The only thing that 
looks out of place to me is that I specified 101 key keyboard during the 
"interactive" confirmation. Results do not change whether I use text or 
graphical modes, and regardless of nofb or not. The start of the 
kickstart file is (the "\" to continue lines and avoid email wrap are 
not really there, I added this only to the email):

lang en_US
langsupport en_US --default en_US
keyboard us
mouse --device ttyS0
timezone America/Denver
rootpw --iscrypted ...snip...
bootloader --location=mbr --useLilo
part /boot --onpart hda1 --fstype ext3
part / --onpart hda2 --fstype ext3
part /var --onpart hdb1 --fstype ext3
part /usr --onpart hdc1 --fstype ext3
part swap --onpart hdb2
network --device eth0 --bootproto static  \
         --ip  --netmask  \
         --nodns --hostname failed.install.com
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
firewall --medium


The dump I get is rather long, but here is a cut down snippet:
Traceback (innermost last):
   File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 633, in ?
     intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 427, in run
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 144, in gotoNext
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 209, in moveStep
     rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 102, in readPackages
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py", line 898, in setPackageSelection
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 153, in __getitem__
     return self.packages[item]
KeyError: rebootpanic

Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <comps.HeaderListFromFile instance at 82b2410>
item: rebootpanic

Individual package selection status:

Dispatcher instance, containing members:
skipSteps: {'reconfigwelcome': 1, 'addswap': 1, 'upgbootloader': 1, 
'indivpackage': 1, 'upgrademigratefs': 1, 'findpackages': 1, 
'reconfigkeyboard': 1, 'makebootdisk': 1, 'installtype': 1, 
'partitionmethodsetup': 1, 'upgrademount': 1, 'autopartition': 1, 
'bootdisk': 1, 'confirmupgrade': 1, 'fdisk': 1, 'upgradeswapsuggestion': 
1, 'upgrademigfind': 1, 'findinstall': 1, 'findrootparts': 1, 
'partitionmethod': 1, 'reconfigcomplete': 1, 'upgradecontinue': 1}
dir: 1
id: InstallData instance, containing members:
   configFileData: {'Splashscreen': pixmaps/first.png, 'WelcomeScreen': 
pixmaps/splash.png, 'TitleBar': pixmaps/anaconda_header.png, 'Title': 
Red Hat Linux}
   upgradeSwapInfo: None
   langSupport: Language instance, containing members:
     langList: None
     allSupportedLangs: None
     supported: [English (USA)]
     langNicks: None
     default: English (USA)
     langInfoByName: {'Spanish (Colombia)': ('es_CO', 'iso15', 
'lat0-sun16'), 'Spanish (Argentina)': ('es_AR', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 
...snip...lots of font info...
  'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Manx Gaelic (Britain)': ('gv_GB', 'iso15', 
     info: {'SYSFONT': lat0-sun16, 'SUPPORTED': 
en_US.iso885915:en_US:en, 'SYSFONTACM': iso15, 'LANG': en_US.iso885915}
   rootPassword: None
   diskset: DiskSet instance, containing members:
     disks: {'hda': <PedDisk object at 830d258>, 'hdb': <PedDisk object 
at 826fff8>, 'hdc': <PedDisk object at 81f0dc8>}
   tmpData: {'Splashscreen': pixmaps/first.png, 'WelcomeScreen': 
pixmaps/splash.png, 'TitleBar': pixmaps/anaconda_header.png, 'Title': 
Red Hat Linux}
   instLanguage: InstallTimeLanguage instance, containing members:
    kbd: {'Italian': it, 'Chinese(Traditional)': us, 'Korean': us,
...snip...lots of keyboard or font info...
koi8-u, 'Chinese(Simplified)': None, 'Portuguese': iso15, 'German': 
iso09, 'Danish': iso15, 'Icelandic': iso15}
     current: en_US
   desktop: Desktop instance, containing members:
     runlevel: 3
     info: {}
   videocard: primary: 0
vidCards: [<videocard.VideoCard instance at 8240410>]
Primary Video Card Info:
device: fb0
descr : ATI|3D Rage I/II 215GT [Mach64 GT]
server: XFree86
cardManf: ATI MACH64
vidRam: 4096
carddata: {'SERVER': 'Mach64', 'DRIVER': 'ati', 'CHIPSET': 'ati', 
MACH64', 'SEE': 'ATI Mach64'}
devID: ATI Mach64 3D RAGE II
fbmodes: None
fbbpp: None

   floppyDevice: fd0
   xconfig: XF86Config instance, containing members:
     keyLayout: us
     manualModes: {}
     mouse: FULLNAME="None - None"

     monlist: {}
     keyRules: xfree86
     keyModel: pc105
     device: None
     monids: {}

D. Stimits stimits AT idcomm.com

More information about the LUG mailing list