Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1468896
anaconda "hangs" at "Preparing transaction from installation source"
Last modified: 2017-08-15 02:27:04 EDT
Description of problem:
I was installing rawhide in VM today (virt-install --connect qemu:///system --name rawhide-uefi --boot uefi --disk size=20 --memory 1024 --cdrom Fedora-Server-netinst-x86_64-Rawhide-20170708.n.0.iso), and it stops as in $subject. It's not frozen — anaconda reacts to user input, I can go the the "create user" pane, and I can switch to the text terminal. It just doesn't seem to be doing anything in particular.
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Please verify if it is reproducible for you. We are having similar issue in our tests, which are using virt-install heavily.
For us it is not reproducible; it happens approximately 1 from 5 installations.
Thank you for reporting this.
I tried a second time (this time with --memory 1024) and it worked without issue. I'll try to find time to make a few more tries later.
> I tried a second time (this time with --memory 1024)
That was supposed to be 2048.
I tried a few more times with --memory 1024 and it seems to work OK every time.
IMHO, it looks like you have encountered the same issue as we have. It happens even more when there is heavy parallel usage of virt-install.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.