Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157370
Installer stuck at "Preparing post install configuration"
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:19:32 EST
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Description of problem:
The installer is stuck at (final stage?) post install configuration.
It is stalled at "Preparing post install configuration..." in a small window.
This is a HTTP installation over internal network. Chose "Workstation" setting with essentially KDE added (a few more smaller packages were also selected).
I tried reinstalling this and same problem repeated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a fresh install.
2. Select Workstation install (+ KDE, HTTPD, etc)
3. let it go.
Should finish the installation.
Is there a work around for this? Let me know if you need any more information or
I should test something..
text mode installation succeeded (still over HTTP). grapphics card is intel
internal (865?) connected to a HP LCD screen.
Can you switch ttys when this occurs? If so, can you switch to tty2 and see
what processes are running?
I could not switch ttys. Only option was to force reboot. btw, the progress bar
seemed to be exactly at the center (50%).
Were your keyboard leds flashing?
flashing, you mean on and off? no. they were not flasshing. I don't remember if
all them were on.. mostly not.
it'd be interesting to see what happens if you start the install, and then flip
back to a text console (ctrl-f1) and see if you get any kernel messages when it
This happened on my only desktop at work and I will have to find more space on
the disk to try to install another instance. I will try to reproduce this at
home with a HTTP install (DVD install succeded at home of course). I can not try
a DVD install at work since the machine does not have a DVD drive :(
I tried another install on the same computer (to a different partition). Now
once the install starts rpm installs, swithed to tty (ctrl-alt-f1) and there was
nothing on the screen. I let it go for sometime (20-30 minutes). There was
nothing written to tty and I could no longer switch to graphics screen by
ctrl-alt-f7. I had to hard reboot the machine.
Mass update of -test bugs to update version to fc4.
(Please retest on final release, and report results if you have not already done