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kickstart fails. reason is obscure.

Post by iwishitwouldwork » 2020/07/31 02:19:02

Trying to kickstart CentOS 8. My kickstart server is working -- I kickstart a similar machine without incident.
It's an Intel NUC, and I have updated the BIOS to the latest and greatest.

Here's the error from anaconda.

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Starting installer, one moment...
terminal size detection failed, using default width
anaconda for CentOS Linux 8 started.
 * installation log files are stored in /tmp during the installation
 * shell is available on TTY2 and in second TMUX pane (ctrl+b, then press 2)
 * if the graphical installation interface fails to start, try again with the
   inst.text bootoption to start text installation
 * when reporting a bug add logs from /tmp as separate text/plain attachments
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.6/site-packages/pyanaconda/", line 130, in _get
    prop = proxy.Get('(ss)', interface_name, prop)
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.6/site-packages/gi/overrides/", line 204, in _
GLib.Error: g-dbus-error-quark: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownM
ethod: No such interface 'org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties' on object at path /o
rg/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/204 (19)

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/sbin/anaconda", line 621, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.6/site-packages/pyanaconda/", line 1528, i
n networkInitialize
    devnames = apply_kickstart(ksdata)
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.6/site-packages/pyanaconda/", line 1484, i
n apply_kickstart
    ifcfg_path = find_ifcfg_file_of_device(dev_name)
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.6/site-packages/pyanaconda/", line 1008, i
n find_ifcfg_file_of_device
    if devname not in nm.nm_devices():
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.6/site-packages/pyanaconda/", line 196, in nm_d
    iface = _get_property(device, "Interface", ".Device")
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.6/site-packages/pyanaconda/", line 136, in _get
    raise UnknownMethodGetError
pyanaconda.nm.UnknownMethodGetError: UnknownMethodGetError()
Now, I've tried this a number of times and the above is the latest message but the message is not consistent. I didn't know how to save the anaconda msgs and I was loathe to simply re-type them so I did

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cd /tmp
mkdir /tmp/uuu
mount /dev/sdb1 /tmp/uuu
/sbin/anaconda > /tmp/uuu/anaproper.msgs
tar cf /tmp/uuu/all.tar *log
As you can see, running anaconda the 2nd time concatenated the logs onto the first time. There were two empty log files, packaging.log and sensitive-info.log. syslog was too long to attach.

So, I'm completely at sea. As I said, the kickstart server should be fine. I've changed/simplified the kickstart configuration file a bunch. Any ideas?
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