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From Yehuda Katz <yeh...@ymkatz.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Unreliable Fedora 26 installation using a kickstart file
Date Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:11:11 GMT
I think you might have the wrong list...

Sent from a device with a very small keyboard and hyperactive autocorrect.

On Aug 11, 2017 2:56 AM, "fedora" <fedora@ayni.com> wrote:

> Dear listers
> I never had such an unreliable installation as the one for fedora 26. I am
> a long time user of fedora (at least since 2003).
>
> The HW here:
> 1. Workstation with two disks, each having its own fedora installation. On
> each fedora bare-metal installation there is a fedora installation under
> VirtualBox. All four installations are of MBR type.
> 2. Laptop with UEFI type installation.
> There are 5 installations to be done.
>
> My fedora installation:
> I am an Xfce4 user, so i don't use any of the worksation spins of fedora.
> I install fedora in the following way:
>
> - write the Fedora-Server-netinst-x86_64-26-1.5.iso to an USB stick
> - prepare a ks file on a local web for a minimal install
> - boot from the USB stick with the ks file specified to the kernel
> - run the installation
> - dnf update
> - dnf groupinstall "Xfce Desktop"
> - dnf install sddm
> - systemctl enable --force sddm
> - reboot
> - with the Xfce Desktop being activ install all needed packages and do the
> final system setup
>
> My problems:
> During the download process, the installation broke down at different
> stages:
> - while downloading packet metadata (i.e. at the very beginning)
> - while downloading group metadata
> - while downloading the packages (mainly past 50 %)
> Anaconda then showed a window saing that it could not download such and
> such package, and that the failure was fatal. The only choice left was Stop
> Install.
> While this window was shown I tried to get into terminal mode
> (CTRL-ALT-F2) to find a reason for the breakdown, but I couldn't find any
> log.
> Once, the download process went through successfully but then the
> installation hung when Installing Boot-Loader. This was on the Laptop with
> UEFI.
>
> In about 30 to 35 retrials I finally could realize the 5 installations.
>
> When searching around for work-arounds I found a discussion (in a blog?)
> of the above problem, that the installation of fedora 26 becomes unreliable
> when using a kickstart file. But no work-around was offered.
>
> suomi
>
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