Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 158186
installer hangs writing image after format of root partition
Last modified: 2008-02-11 18:38:50 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Are you using ext3 or some other filesystem? Are there any error messages on
I have sekected ext3 for root(/) and first mount (/u01). Unable to switch
during install to other ttys.
Does booting with 'linux ide=nodma' help?
Tried and still the same. It read the CDROM to boot from but then it acts
like there is no cdrom attached.
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.
requested by Jams Antill
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.