Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1278386
'Installing Boot Loader' step takes too much time
Last modified: 2015-11-06 14:34:33 EST
First I have experienced this problem in the previous versions of Fedora too (20, 21, 22) but for some reason I have never reported it.
When installing Fedora Anaconda takes too much time to perform the step 'Installing Boot Loader'. It installs the software for about 4-6 minutes, for the bootloader it takes approx. 40-50 minutes (!!!) and one or two to finish with initramfs and running the post-installation scripts.
This makes the installation experience horrible.
If this matters I have UEFI based hardware with secure boot disabled, I make clean installations every time and I am using KDE live CDs copied to USB Flash drive.
Please tell me if this is really a bug or it is something with my environment.
Please attach the logs from the install to this bug as individual, text/plain attachments. The log files are available in /tmp during the install and copied to /var/log/anaconda in the installed system.
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Here are the logs.
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program.log extracted from anaconda-logs.zip
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packaging.log extracted from anaconda-logs.zip
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journal.log extracted from anaconda-logs.zip
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storage.log extracted from anaconda-logs.zip
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ifcfg.log extracted from anaconda-logs.zip
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anaconda.log extracted from anaconda-logs.zip
While installing the bootloader on UEFI systems, anaconda will remove any previous UEFI firmware entries for Fedora, and then add the new one. The problem is that you had 288 previous entries for Fedora. I have no idea what caused that. Maybe an old bug in efibootmgr or anaconda, maybe a bug in your firmware. Anyway, you should be down to one now.
I see. I have this machine since two years and the first installation on it was with Fedora 19 - it is impossible since then to have so many reinstalls and resp. so many entries. How can I check how many entries there are in UEFI before (or during) the installation? Or now, on an installed system?
Running "efibootmgr" with no arguments will display the current efi boot settings.
Thank you very much!