fc10 telnet install broken

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Thu Dec 18 17:44:31 UTC 2008

Yes, it's broken. See bugzilla.redhat.com and but 471082.


Terry Klarich writes:
> Hello all:
> It appears that the telnet install of fc10 is broken.  When the text telnet parameters are given on the kernel commandline, the
> machine boots as expected.  However, Anaconda asks if you really want to use text install.  It trys to convence one to use the vnc
> instead.  This information was obtained with sighted assistence.
> >From my prospective, the machine boots normally, it asks dhcp for it's IP address and such.  The host then comes up on the network.
> It is pingable.  However, nmap shows no ports open.  I thought I could just hit enter because I new the machine was waiting for me
> to conferm I really wanted a plain text install.  Evidently, it goes into the install procedure on the console instead of a telnet
> session.  The fc10 documentation says that telnet is still supported.
> Anyone got any comments?
> I tried unsuccessfully to upgrade this server with preupgrade.  Now, I have a server, with no serial ports (serial console), and
> no way to recover with telnet.
> does anyone know of any pci serial cards that will do com1..4 3f8, 2f8, irq's 3/4?
> Thanks for any information you might have.
> Terry
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