Bug 14471 - post install configuration fails.
post install configuration fails.
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Winston rc1
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: 14477 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-07-22 16:43 EDT by Sam Varshavchik
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-31 15:45:05 EDT
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Description Sam Varshavchik 2000-07-22 16:43:44 EDT
GUI beta4 fresh install.  Workstation install, gnome+kde+games.  ABIT BP6
dual celery motherboard, 256 MB ram, adaptec scsi controller, scsi HD and
CD-ROM.

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
localhost.localdomain.

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.
Comment 1 Sam Varshavchik 2000-07-22 17:58:48 EDT
*** Bug 14477 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2000-07-30 14:55:38 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Release-Candidate #1
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-07-31 15:45:02 EDT
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.

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