Troubleshooting[edit | edit source]

Anaconda installer doesn't start after boot[edit | edit source]

When booting from network using a kickstart file, Red Hat/CentOS/Rocky Linux is stuck on a systemd screen

Starting Hardware RNG Entropy Gatherer Wake threshold service
Starting Hold until boot process finishes up...
Starting Login Service...
** Stuck here **

You most likely selected text mode. For some reason, on Rocky Linux 8, Anaconda doesn't appear on tty1 anymore. Instead, it gets started inside a tmux session. If something is causing the kickstart to require user intervention, you need to enter tty2 (Alt - Ctrl - F2) and then enter the tmux session (tmux attach).

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