fc10 telnet install broken

Terry Klarich terry at klarich.net
Thu Dec 18 20:17:13 UTC 2008

Well, it is good to know the problem is known and important to others besides me.  Telnet installs are very important for me both
at home and work.

Thanks Janina.

On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:44:31 -0500you write:
>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 v
>> 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 netw
>> It is pingable.  However, nmap shows no ports open.  I thought I could just hit enter because I new the machine was waiting for 
>> to conferm I really wanted a plain text install.  Evidently, it goes into the install procedure on the console instead of a teln
>> 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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