Bug 186221 - Anaconda hangs on end of install when writing kickstart file
Anaconda hangs on end of install when writing kickstart file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
: 189001 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-03-22 06:18 EST by Ingo Schaefer
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-24 17:17:16 EDT
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Description Ingo Schaefer 2006-03-22 06:18:30 EST
Description of problem:
After doing a normal http network install, anaconda hangs while writing
kickstart file. Given kill -9 anaconda exited with "install terminated
abnormally", umounting everything and rebooting. Rebooting went fine.
Looking to /root/anaconda-ks.cfg it is empty (0 Byte)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 5 release date rescue cd for ppc

How reproducible:
Only tried once.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install as usual
Actual results:
Graphical Environment seems to hang, changing to the text consoles show he was
past the "install boot loader" step and changed to "writing kickstart file"

Expected results:
Anaconda should write the kickstart file and show the "success" screen

Additional info:
MacOS X and ubuntu linux are already installed on the machine.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-03-22 10:57:04 EST
What processes were running?  Were there any error messages from the kernel on tty4?
Comment 2 Ingo Schaefer 2006-03-22 11:09:16 EST
Hello Jeremy,

seems you are involved in nearly all components...

Besides the normal kernel processes there was the X-Server, the mini-wm and two
python processes running, both with some -m option set and running anaconda

Nothing else.

I don't remember any unusual kernel messages on tty4 but I unfortunately don't
have any detailed log file from that.
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2006-06-02 13:48:22 EDT
Can you test with Rawhide or FC6test1 and let me know if this is still happening
for you?  I've done a lot of kickstart installs and have not run across this bug
Comment 4 Ingo Schaefer 2006-06-02 15:26:01 EDT
Hello Chris,

unfortunately I only have one machine with ppc around. I'll try next week to get
another one to test this with.

But: It was _no_ kickstart install. It was interactive and anaconda crashed/hang
when writing the kickstart file (you know: to install more machines the same way

Comment 5 Paul Nasrat 2006-07-17 18:09:27 EDT
*** Bug 189001 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Chris Lumens 2007-02-23 12:00:31 EST
Is this still a problem in Fedora 7 test 1?  Lots of code has changed around in
this area lately and it's likely we have inadvertently fixed whatever was broken.
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-11 23:07:14 EDT
requested by Jams Antill

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