Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186789
"Starting install process" should have a progress bar
Last modified: 2008-03-12 17:55:20 EDT
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.
This is something we'd like to be able to do, but we don't currently get any
callbacks to make it possible.
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>.
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.
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