[RHBA-2002:016-06] Various anaconda installer fixes

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                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          Various anaconda installer fixes
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2002:016-06
Issue date:        2002-01-17
Updated on:        2002-01-22
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          anaconda installer
Cross references:  
Obsoletes:         RHBA-2001:131-03

1. Topic:

This bug fix advisory corrects several issues in the Red Hat Linux 7.2

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386

3. Problem description:

- The installer would not set up SCSI modules to load in the same module
post-install as they did during the install process in some cases.

- Using a driver disk with a newer version of a SCSI driver than the one
shipped in Red Hat Linux would not have the newer drive in the initrd used
for booting the machine post-install.

- Some machines with 3ware controllers would freeze at the partitioning
screen and were unable to install to disks connected to the 3ware

- Some cases where the installer would traceback incorrectly have been

4. Solution:

Download the update disk image, then create an update diskette. This can be
done by using the same procedure used to create a boot diskette.

For more information, refer to


Please note that you must substitute the update disk image filename for the
filename used in the example.

When booting into the anaconda installation program, type "linux updates"
at the boot prompt, followed by any other installation options which are
required (such as "expert" or "text" or "ks"). The installation process
will prompt you to insert the updates disk when it is required, and the
install will then proceed as normal.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

57864 - Anaconda crashed on attempt to modify auto-created partitions via Disk Druid
54947 - Installers hangs after hiding help
56692 - drive buttons falling off "fdisk screen"
55373 - Install kickstart with --onpart
53923 - kickstart: lba32 and onprimary option is broken
57600 - kickstart lilocheck command broken - was Syntax error in /usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py
55037 - Anaconda does not include updated driver in the initrd image
55310 - Problem with Kickstart and Software RAID?
57175 - post-install cannot modify /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.2:


7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
b3ce4bfb28b89e765ee9c4c7618fd7c8 7.2/en/os/images/i386/boot.img
16a2b550e31967c856b918eb70060331 7.2/en/os/images/i386/bootnet.img
887cb3d292b02b3ff4cb07af78864950 7.2/en/os/images/i386/pcmcia.img
ccde4e4927496b42ba32fa637de22551 7.2/ja/os/images/i386/boot.img
b3f5f55092ccf773ca1500dc9d093249 7.2/ja/os/images/i386/bootnet.img
c21359b83af11b2e9d64e2838839576d 7.2/ja/os/images/i386/pcmcia.img
e523f1c5d9621501486b7e135d513329 7.2/en/os/images/i386/update-disk-20020117.img

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:

Copyright(c) 2000, 2001, 2002 Red Hat, Inc.

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