GUI beta4 fresh install. Workstation install, gnome+kde+games. ABIT BP6
dual celery motherboard, 256 MB ram, adaptec scsi controller, scsi HD and
I used updated 07212000 image to run the GUI installer.
"Performing post-install configuration" dialog went up to about 1/5th of
the way through, then hung for something like 10 minutes. I think I've
read previous reports of anaconda hanging like that. I didn't see
any process burning up any CPU time, strace showed nothing unusual. The
couple of strace-able anaconda processed were waiting for I/O. One was
selecting something, the other one was polling something. The remaining
anaconda processes weren't straceable, they were probably threads. And
the X display was being refreshed, so it wasn't an X lock-up.
Anaconda basically stopped for about 7-10 minutes, then continued on
through. There were a couple of clues regarding what got broken: after
the reboot, there was no /etc/issue, and the machine name was set to
I believe that this has to be some sort of random glitch that does not
always happen, and is not specific to beta4. It feels like a python
or an X bug.
*** Bug 14477 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Release-Candidate #1
I have not been able to reproduce this or bug 14477 under beta 5. Please reopen
if you continue to have
this issue with beta 5.