F17 vs. Pentium 4

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Apr 18 15:57:04 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-04-17 at 17:39 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> I've booted F16.
> On Tue, 17 Apr 2012, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804835 .
> >
> > As we understand it at present, you can't 'chainload' grub2 that way.
> > The correct way to 'chainload' grub2 is to load core.img as a 'kernel',
> > as described in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804835#c2 .
> Thanks.
> My old-grub stanza:
> title chainload to sda
>      kernel (hd1,1)/grub2/core.img
> As I didn't expect it to work, I only installed the minimal version.
> There are a few things that concern me.
> When I tried to login as hennebry,
> my password showed on the console.

Probably a plymouth issue.

> Also, I could not login as hennebry.
> From catting passwd, there are no ordinary users at all.
> Whether I was allowed to specify an ordinary user, I do not recall.

You wouldn't, with a minimal install. User creation is done by firstboot
in a graphical install. In a minimal install, there is no firstboot any
more (since F16 IIRC); when there was, the tool it ran didn't handle
user creation. So when you do a minimal install, you have to log in as
root and do user creation yourself.

> None is listed in the generated kickstart file.
> When using cntrl-alt-Fx to switch consoles,
> I could not get back to my original.
> When I got around to trying root, I was allowed to login.
> Also, which of the following should concern me:
> [root at localhost root]# grep -v Installing install.log
> warning: setup-2.8.36-2.fc16.noarch: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID a82ba4b7: NOKEY
> Need 'inst' function, try setting PLYMOUTH_POPULATE_SOURCE_FUNCTIONS to a file that defines it
> SELinux:  Could not downgrade policy file /etc/selinux/targeted/policy/policy.26, searching for an older version.
> SELinux:  Could not open policy file <= /etc/selinux/targeted/policy/policy.26:  No such file or directory
> load_policy:  Can't load policy:  No such file or directory
> grubby fatal error: unable to find a suitable template
> grubby: doing this would leave no kernel entries. Not writing out new config.
> [root at localhost root]#

I wouldn't be hugely worried about any of them. Try doing a full install
and I suspect a lot of the above 'weirdness' would go away.
Adam Williamson
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