Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133718
Anaconda hangs before file copy
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:50 EST
Description of problem:
I am attempting to install FC3t2 onto a Dell D600 laptop that was
previously running FC2. I am installing onto a reiserfs partition
created manually during installation by Disk Druid. There is an
existing NTFS partition (where my Windows XP install resides) and a
vfat partition. I choose all defaults for Personal Desktop and
anaconda stops responding after letting me know what CD's will be
needed. I am installing from the i386 iso's burned to CD. I verified
all of them during the installation, as well as the md5sums before I
burned them. I get the same results in text and graphical modes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 3test2
It happens every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot to install with the FC3t2 i386 disc 1
2. Create reiserfs on hda2 partition (7GB) and swap fs on hda3 (1GB)
3. Choose all defaults for Personal Desktop
Anaconda stops responding after letting you know what disks will be
needed. I have let it sit for 60 minutes to make sure that it wasn't
Anaconda to begin copying files to hard drive for installation.
I verified that I am able to install onto an ext3 partition, so this
looks like it is only a reiserfs problem during install.
After rebooting after anaconda hangs, I notice that a reiserfs
partition was created... so anaconda is creating the partition and
possibly formatting it, just not returning to the installation or
letting me know.
To use reiserfs, you also need to boot with selinux=0.