Friday, November 04, 2005

Fedora 4 Kickstart Errors

What a disappointment. Turns out, the kickstart function is virtually useless under Fedora 4. After half a dozen attempts to rebuild a system, I found Chris's Wiki :: blog/linux/FC4BuggyAnaconda, which confirmed that there are two very big bugs in the kickstart facility. One bug will not let Anaconda (the 'client' side of kickstart) allocate partitions. If we can't find the partitions, we can't very well install software to the disk. The second bug prevents the system from being able to identify which packages to install.

So, let's recap: We can't find the disk, and even if we could, we can't figure out what to put on it. Too bad somebody didn't test this before it went out the door.

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