Description of problem:
* Network kickstart installation fails due to a corruption
(cramfs?) in the stage2.img image
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
* Easy, in multiple ways
Steps to Reproduce:
1. I do kickstart network install using a loopback mounted DVD
image on an Athlon64 machine with 1GB RAM
2. Everything goes fine for a while but at some point spills
lots of messages on the console 3 about failed blocks from
loop0 and uncomression errors.
After a while the installer crashes.
1. On the kickstart server go to the directory that serves as
the loopback mount point for the DVD. In my case the server
is Redhat9 with all the Redhat9 updates (kernel 2.4).
2. Copy Fedora/base/stage2.img to a regular file system (not
necessary but just to avoid confusion). Mount it and dd all
the files to /dev/null
mount -o loop,ro stage2.img
for f in $(find /mnt -type f) ; do
dd if=$f of=/dev/null
Check /var/log/messages frequently. After a while there are
plenty cramfs messages about a corrupted file system, then
the machine goes nuts :(
I am not sure it this is related but see bug 104503
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