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Old 06-18-2008, 01:16 AM
Chris Adams
Default installer leaves kernel to late in process...

Once upon a time, David Timms <dtimms@iinet.net.au> said:
> If something goes wrong during install, and the installer hasn't at
> least installed the kernel and boot loader, user can be left in the
> crud. Preferably this would also include rpm and yum to be early installs...

The problem you have is the dependency chain. The Fedora kernel
requires an initrd and modules (and the initrd is created in the RPM
%post), so mkinitrd and module tools must be installed prior to the
kernel package. They each also have a chain of dependencies (especially
mkinitrd) that must be installed before they can run.

You have similar issues for grub, rpm, and yum (especially yum, since it
requires python).

Really, if the installer craps out part way through, the system is broke
and there's no reliable way to repair it. If it is an install, just
start over. If it is an upgrade, there's no go answer today AFAIK.
Chris Adams <cmadams@hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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