Some Experiences with FC5T1 Install
sundaram at redhat.com
Thu Nov 24 14:34:23 UTC 2005
Clyde E. Kunkel wrote:
> Note: Install on a multiboot test system, separate boot partitions
> for each distro.
> 1. Normal startup booting from cd 1.
> 2. To partition, used create custom layout. Anaconda did not see all
> of the logical volumes nor all of the raid disks. Had to use a
> terminal and re-create them. All had been in existence before the
File this against Anaconda
> 3. Install failed when it decided that the logical volume mounted for
> /home "probably" wasn't formated or some other error--reboot.
> 4. Reinstall repeating step 2 above, but didn't mount anything from
> the logical volumes except for the ones originally seen.
> 5. Rest of install seemed normal.
> Above in bug 174047.
> 6. Reboot showed a strange screen with double icons, and lots of junk.
Possibly audit output.
> 7. xorg.conf showed the device driver as "vesa." Corrected to
> radeon, restarted X and all was well.
> Note: I have installed every FC Test since 1 and never has this
> happened. Haven't filled a bug, but will. Where? Anaconda or X?
> 8. Selinux was activated even tho I explicitly unselected it during
> install. Bug??
> 9. Yum update...dependencies not resolved due to libslang-utf8.so.1
> being needed by multiple programs. Took some doing, but --excluding
> the selinux items, etc., got system up-to-date.
> 10. Reboot to test and initrd barfed, couldn't find my root partition
> which is on a LV. Rebooted with install kernel and initrd, forgot
> Selinux was on. Rebooted with selinux=0, old kernel and then on to 11.
Yum remove slrn newt would have a workaround. No need to exclude SELinux.
> 11. Shut off selinux, removed mkinitrd-5.0.11 (--nodeps), installed
> mkinitrd-5.0.10 from install CD, recreated new initrd for the 1707
> kernel, rebooted and all is well again. Have seen a similar problem
> with mkinitrd and will update that bug (169059).
> 12. All in all, things are not bad and installed system looks nice.
> Everything on this test box is on LVs, except the boot partitions, so
> this will be a good test.
> 12. Good work all you dudes who made it possible.
Welcome. Thank you for the reports. Keep them coming!
> 13. Still testing and having fun between cooking the turkey, eating
> the turkey, and visiting with family.
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