Bug 7737

Summary: RH6.1 install hangs @ shadow-utils package
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: roger
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: 6.1CC: barry.evans, chrisd, srevivo
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Hardware: sparc   
OS: Linux   
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Description roger 1999-12-10 18:20:06 UTC
RH6.1 install hangs @ shadow-utils-19990827-2 package. I have tried
installing from the cd 3 differnt cd's and have used both the GUI and the
expert mode with the same results each time.
System info:
Sparc 5
256mb ram
1.2gb hd
660mb hd
txm4101 cdrom


Comment 1 Chris Davey 1999-12-24 08:12:59 UTC
Is the problem related to bug 7833 where the installer hangs at package 3 when
installing on a sparc ?

Comment 2 coopers5 2000-01-04 00:44:59 UTC
Duplicate problem.  Hardware is as follows:
64MB Ram
1.05 gb hd
Internal Toshiba xm-4101tasunslcd

Comment 3 Barry Evans 2000-01-20 22:43:59 UTC
I'm on a sparc5
152MB Ram
2 internal 1gb drives
External Sun CD (xm-5401tasun4xcd).

no matter how i try to install this software it fails and cannot find shadow-

I bought this because it was supposed to run on a sparc5, yet it cannot install
on it?!?  My system is now completely dead and unuseable.  Would like a
resolution asap please.

Comment 4 Barry Evans 2000-01-21 02:28:59 UTC
Ok.  I was told the problem may be bad media.  It's not.  More likely it is a
timing issue either in the SUN hardware or with the linux boot drivers.   I
found a work-around, although this was not offered to me as a possibility when I
called RedHat support (i was told to request a replacement cd).

If you have another system available you can load via NFS.  Get the boot process
started on the sparc5 with the local CD and specify NFS as the installation
type.  Then just before telling the installer where to NFS from, walk the CD
over to the NFS box, mount & export it, and then continue the install on the

Comment 5 Jay Turner 2000-02-24 15:32:59 UTC
By any chance are these problems related to the issue discussed in bug #7494
about double termination??

Comment 6 Jay Turner 2000-04-17 17:10:59 UTC
Closing this bug due to lack of activity.