Bug 158186 - installer hangs writing image after format of root partition
installer hangs writing image after format of root partition
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2005-05-19 09:56 EDT by Ron Brink
Modified: 2008-02-11 18:38 EST (History)
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Description Ron Brink 2005-05-19 09:56:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
After making all my selections, the installer formats the root (and one additional partition), it gets to writing the image before installing packages. It hangs at this point. I have tested the CDs - all okay. I have tried installing ALL packages, server, workstation and custom.  It always hangs after the format. The progress bar gets about 3/4 and just sits there.  I even left it sitting for three hours only to find it never moved or completed.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. pick options
2. format partitions
3. hangs after partial writing of image file

Actual Results:  always hangs

Expected Results:  it should start imstalling packages

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-23 11:11:03 EDT
Are you using ext3 or some other filesystem?  Are there any error messages on
other ttys?
Comment 2 Ron Brink 2005-05-23 19:00:50 EDT
I have sekected ext3 for root(/) and first mount (/u01).  Unable to switch 
during install to other ttys.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-23 19:14:55 EDT
Does booting with 'linux ide=nodma' help?
Comment 4 Ron Brink 2005-05-25 19:11:16 EDT
Tried and still the same.  It read the CDROM to boot from but then it acts 
like there is no cdrom attached.
Comment 5 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 16:32:27 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-11 22:51:47 EDT
requested by Jams Antill
Comment 7 petrosyan 2008-02-11 18:38:50 EST
Fedora Core 3 is not maintained anymore.

Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.

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