Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186221
Anaconda hangs on end of install when writing kickstart file
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:33 EDT
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
Only tried once.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install as usual
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"
Anaconda should write the kickstart file and show the "success" screen
MacOS X and ubuntu linux are already installed on the machine.
What processes were running? Were there any error messages from the kernel on tty4?
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
I don't remember any unusual kernel messages on tty4 but I unfortunately don't
have any detailed log file from that.
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
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
*** Bug 189001 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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.
requested by Jams Antill