Bug 186789 - "Starting install process" should have a progress bar
Summary: "Starting install process" should have a progress bar
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-03-26 14:49 UTC by mnemo
Modified: 2008-03-12 21:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-12 21:55:20 UTC

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Description mnemo 2006-03-26 14:49:08 UTC
The stage in the installation that says "Starting install process" takes ages
even on my 2.5ghz, 1gb ram system running a DVD-install. This stage needs a
progress bar badly. I talked to some other guys on IRC who also thought the
install had hanged because it took so long time during this phase.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-03-27 18:24:55 UTC
This is something we'd like to be able to do, but we don't currently get any
callbacks to make it possible.

Comment 2 Heribert Slama 2006-11-13 02:00:54 UTC
I ran into this problem with FC6 (should I open a new bug?). I killed the 
installation after 1 hour; 2 more trials with slight variations (customize 
package selection now or later) after 30 min. In all cases only a small part 
of the file system had been built, approx. 0.3 GB. I suspect installation is 
_definitely hanging_. How long can this stage take? (P3/1GHz, 512MB)
I did a network installation using CD1 and mirror 'ftp.solnet.ch'. Internet 
access (ADSL router) was OK, I could ftp to the server on tty2, while the 
installer was hanging<g>.

Comment 3 Heribert Slama 2006-11-14 02:19:00 UTC
This is a follow-up to my own comment #2:

I changed 3 things and got past "starting install process" within a few minutes;
then completed the installation.

(1) Text mode installation, not graphic; (2) HTTP for network install, not FTP;
(3) a different mirror

Re#2: Does the installer use FTP in passive mode? Since I'm attached to an ADSL
router doing NAT, active mode doesn't work. With HTTP this problem doesn't exist.

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-08-21 05:23:07 UTC
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