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OL 6.3 and sys-unconfig not working

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Hi

I use VirtualBox and OL for running and testing software products.
Normally I create a template VM with all the required packages.
The VM uses DHCP and vbox bridged networking.
Then I run sys-unconfig to remove the host ID and shut down the template.
I then clone the VMs to create host machines as needed, and configure the cloned VMs with new details.
This has worked perfectly with OL5.

I have spent the last week or so trying to get this to work with OL 6.3.
Everything works fine up to to the point I run sys-uncofig.
Once I run that, I can't persuade my VM to boot up again.

The reconfig questions/dialogs appear and I set all the network info, the system then boots.
I see the list of services being started (network services are started correctly) but then it hangs half way though starting the services.
It normally hangs at the certmonger service, but I disabled that service as part of the system reconfigure and it hangs on a different service instead.

Is sys-unconfig still supported, is it broken, or what?
How do I figure out where the problem is?

Thanks
  • 1. Re: OL 6.3 and sys-unconfig not working
    Dude! Guru
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    Everything works fine up to to the point I run sys-uncofig.
    Once I run that, I can't persuade my VM to boot up again.
    I suggest you provide more details.
    Is sys-unconfig still supported, is it broken, or what?
    I doubt it was installed by default if it wasn't supported. For what it's worth, the sys-unconfig utility works fine here with Oracle Linux 6.3 and VirtualBox 4.2.
  • 2. Re: OL 6.3 and sys-unconfig not working
    Treebeard Newbie
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    Hi

    Thanks for the reply.

    See my original post, after running sys-unconfig and rebooting, the system hangs while loading the services (the networking appears to start fine).

    I don't know the best way to troubleshoot this (apart from reverting to a snapshot).

    A colleague has seen the same problem (different VM) with OL 6.3 and Vbox 4.2.
  • 3. Re: OL 6.3 and sys-unconfig not working
    Dude! Guru
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    I would try to do a verbose startup to see if there are any clues.

    You can edit the kernel parameters at the Grub boot menu. Remove the "rhgb quiet" from the kernel parameter line, boot the system and watch the screen.

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