Bug 12420 - anaconda lockup after boot disk was created.
anaconda lockup after boot disk was created.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 12284
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-06-18 13:23 EDT by Sam Varshavchik
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-27 14:40:52 EDT
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autopsy of a locked up anaconda. (3.77 KB, text/plain)
2000-06-18 13:25 EDT, Sam Varshavchik
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Description Sam Varshavchik 2000-06-18 13:23:53 EDT
Graphical install.

Got as far as "creating a boot disk".  Told it to create a boot disk.  The
floppy grumbled for a while, then anaconda froze up.

Went to a terminal window on ctrl-alt-f3.  The hard disk, with the
installed system, was mounted.  I am attaching the output of ps + strace
analysis of the anaconda processes (there was a setxkbmap zombie process

I've reproduced this twice.  This was a stock server install, but NFS
server was unchecked, and I told anaconda to wipe and partition the 9 GB
disk by itself.
Comment 1 Sam Varshavchik 2000-06-18 13:25:09 EDT
Created attachment 543 [details]
autopsy of a locked up anaconda.
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-06-19 18:26:33 EDT
hmm ... I am having trouble reproducing this behavior ...

does this occur for all occurences of boot disk creation (TUI and GUI) ...?
does this occur regardless of install type (custom, server, etc.) ...?
does this occur over multiple disks (ie no bad disk) ...?
Comment 3 Sam Varshavchik 2000-06-19 18:32:51 EDT
textmode install is fine.

i've only tried twice to do a server install, happened every time.  will have to
try some other types of installs.

the attached ps dump shows setxkbmap zombie process.  things must be crashing
some time after setxkbmap is executed to do whatever it's supposed to do, but
before the parent process has a chance to reap it.

Comment 4 Brock Organ 2000-06-27 14:40:50 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 12284 ***

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