Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121934
Installer freezes on uninitialised boot record
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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
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
Installation freezes when searching for existing installations. If
you kill -9 the lvm process which is searching, installation continues.
It should detect that something is dodgey, and continue.
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.
If recent changes haven't already fixed this, I hope the next release