redhat 7.0 upgrade woes

D. R. Holsbeck drh at
Tue Mar 6 09:03:48 PST 2001

We use the same system(kickstart nfs). But we have only done new
But the output is on the serial port. Never had any problems with it
freezing up, that is it has froze in both video and serial mode, the
way. So I dont consider it a serial issue. I think that kickstart itself 
freezes up from time to time.

Jeffrey Oishi wrote:
> Hi--
> I'm trying to upgrade a 130 node cluster of machines with no video cards
> from RH6.1 to RH7.0. I have created an nfs-method kickstart system that
> works--if a video card is in the machine. If not, and I add
> console=ttyS0,9600n8 to the SYSLINUX.CFG, then the installer runs ok and
> starts spitting stuff out the serial port. However, the installer then
> crashes right before it starts upgrading the packages. It happily works up
> until the standard redhat screen showing each of the packages zipping by
> comes up. There it hangs. This has happened on a number of boxes.
> Does anyone have any idea if the install program will even work with the
> console on a serial port?
> If this doesn't work soon, I'm just going to reclone all the drives...
> thanks,
> j
drh at

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