Bug 121934 - Installer freezes on uninitialised boot record
Summary: Installer freezes on uninitialised boot record
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lvm2   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Alasdair Kergon
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Reported: 2004-04-29 07:56 UTC by Phil Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-05 17:33:54 UTC
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Description Phil Anderson 2004-04-29 07:56:20 UTC
Description of problem:
The installer freezed up (10 minutes) looking for existing fedora
installations when the MBR is stuffed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC2 Test 3

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into single user mode, all disks read only
2. dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/hda
3. Reset machine
4. Start installation
Actual results:
Installation freezes when searching for existing installations.  If
you kill -9 the lvm process which is searching, installation continues.

Expected results:
It should detect that something is dodgey, and continue.

Additional info:
The reason I'm installing like this, is cause I have a lab of old
Pentiums which i use as X-Terminals.  They don't have CDROMS, and the
BIOS won't boot of USB key.  Apart from the search for existing
partitions, the install works perfectly.

Comment 1 Alasdair Kergon 2004-12-21 17:18:24 UTC
If recent changes haven't already fixed this, I hope the next release
(2.00.32) will.

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