Bug 228124

Summary: xenguest-install freezes during installation
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: George R. Goffe <grgoffe>
Component: xenAssignee: Xen Maintainance List <xen-maint>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Martin Jenner <mjenner>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 6CC: bstein, katzj, rjones
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Description George R. Goffe 2007-02-09 21:53:23 EST
Description of problem:

I'm installing a Xen virtual machine on my hpxw 4300 x86_64 Fedora Core 6 and
the installation appears to be frozen. It looks like xenguest-install spawned a
console for the install. Both processes are in a wait state now.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Linux mechanic 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6xen #1 SMP Wed Jan 10 19:09:13 EST 2007 x86_64

How reproducible:

every time

machine name mg1

Steps to Reproduce:

What is the name of your virtual machine? mg2                                   
 How much RAM should be allocated (in megabytes)? 256
 What would you like to use as the disk (path)? /dev/sdb
 Would you like to enable graphics support? (yes or no) no
 What is the install location?

answer config questions. In this case I already have partitions on a second hard
drive so I chose to reuse the partition layout; chose ALL the packages; the
installation is frozen with the following screen:

Welcome to Fedora Core                                                          
         ┌──────────────────┤ Package Installation ├──────────────────┐         
         │                                                            │         
         │  Name   : tetex-fonts-3.0-32.fc6-x86_64                    │         
         │  Size   : 58985k                                           │         
         │  Summary: The font files for the TeX text formatting       │         
         │           system.                                          │         
         │                                                            │         
         │  Status:                                                   │         
         │                                                            │         
         │                           100%                             │         
         │                                                            │         
         │                          Packages      Bytes        Time   │         
         │   Total    :                 1543      4830M     0:42:09   │         
         │   Completed:                  244       232M     0:02:01   │         
         │   Remaining:                 1299      4598M     0:40:07   │         
         │                                                            │         
         │                             4% 
Actual results: none

Expected results: a successful installation

Additional info:

This installation is from a win-xp system using a xterm provided by cygwin. I'm
ssh'd into the host and am attempting to install from there.

The curses gui seems to be a bit less robust than I would like. I'm constantly
having to use <ctrl><l> to refresh the screen which appears to work.
Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2007-03-19 10:29:05 EDT

If you have still having this problem, can you attach to this bug report the
contents of the following files:

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-07-24 20:06:01 EDT
change QA contact
Comment 3 Daniel Berrange 2007-09-24 19:33:37 EDT
Need the info requested in comment #1 to be able to diagnose this bug.
Comment 4 George R. Goffe 2007-09-24 21:08:29 EDT

I have not done an install in quite some time. I don't know if you've fixed
anything that would affect this problem.

I'm curious. Did I fill out this bug report incorrectly? Can you suggest a
better way to report problems or some other information that I didn't supply for
this report. I ask because it's taken a LONG TIME to get any responses from you
guys about this problem. I tried the developer AND test lists but have not
received ANY acknowledgement (that I can recall) to any of my posts to those lists.

I will have to see if I can re-create this problem and send the files you're

The system in question is down at the moment... hardware problems.

I'll let you know what I come up with.


Comment 5 Chris Lalancette 2008-02-26 18:54:39 EST
This report targets FC6, which is now end-of-life.

Please re-test against Fedora 7 or later, and if the issue persists, open a new bug.