- When a host name provided by the user could not be resolved during system installation, it was added to the
/etc/hostsfile as a localhost record (under 127.0.0.1). Thus when configuring the network, DNS resolution of the host name did not work properly. This update ensures that user-provided host names are no longer written to the
/etc/hostsfile and host name resolution now works as expected.
- During the installation process, Anaconda failed to read the Release Notes using the
getReleaseNotes()function. Consequently, the button showed a pop-up error “Release Notes are missing”. The
getReleaseNotes()function has been fixed and now properly presents the Release Notes when the button is pressed.
- The maximum size limit for all
extfile systems was set to 8 TB. Consequently, Anaconda limited the maximum size artificially for the
ext4file systems, even though these systems support sizes up to 16 TB. The size limits for
ext4have been extended to 16 TB.
- Pressing the ESC key in certain Anaconda dialog boxes behaved the same way as if thebutton was hit. This has been fixed and pressing the ESC key now has the same effect as hitting the button.
- Previously, symbolic links in the
/dev/directory, such as
/dev/fd/, were not created during installation. Consequently, an attempt to use these links during the installation failed. The source code has been updated and symbolic links are now created correctly and can be used during installation.
openibdservice was not enabled after installation when using IP over InfiniBand (IPoIB). Consequently, an InfiniBand device did not come up after installation. The underlying source code has been modified and the
openibdservice is now enabled when using
- Previously, the
--labeloption in the
partsection of a kickstart file was not honored. Consequently, partitions were not labeled in accordance with the kickstart option after system installation. The source code that handles partition label setting has been fixed, and partition labeling via a kickstart file works as expected.
- Kernel and
initrdimage sizes grew slightly in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8. Consequently, the
diskboot.imgfile did not have enough space to store all files and some of them were truncated or were not included in the image. The size of
diskboot.imghas been increased and all files fit as expected.
- Due to improper handling of invalid disks referenced in the kickstart file, Anaconda could crash with a traceback when attempting to execute the partitioning instructions. This bug has been fixed, Anaconda now checks for invalid BIOS disk references correctly and exits gracefully indicating that the referenced BIOS disk cannot be found.
- Newer versions of nfs-utils and mount.nfs are set to use the
TCPprotocol by default and Anaconda mounting code conflicted with this new default. Consequently, the Network File System (NFS) sources were not mountable and users were unable to install the system over this protocol. The Anaconda NFS mounting code has been updated to use
TCPby default. As result, installations over NFS function as expected.
- This enhancement adds a class for Global File System (GFS) to the Anaconda code base. As a result, the lines with the “gfs” string in the
/etc/fstabfile are preserved on upgrade and using the
gfsboot option enables a way to create new GFS partitions during installation. The lines with the unknown (unsupported) file system type are just commented out on upgrade instead of removed from the
- This enhancement includes Microsoft ParaVirtualized (PV) drivers into the installation environment. Previously, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a guest on Microsoft provided only a sub-part user experience with need to download and install Microsoft tools and add the PV support. This update enables seamless installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a guest on a
Hyper-Vserver and Red Hat Enterprise Linux works out-of-the-box now.