Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 201854
Installer locks up system after downloading "stage2.img"
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:28:11 EST
Description of problem:
After booting from "boot.iso" as of 2006-08-09, the "HTTP" install
method is chosen and the download server info is entered. The installer
proceeds to downloading "stage2.img". A corresponding message is issued
on "vt3". During the download, it is still possible to switch between
virtual consoles. However, after the download is finished, the grey
pop-up window disappears, and the screen is essentially empty. The
system becomes completely unresponsive and is apparently locked. Even
"ctrl-alt-bspc" does not work anymore. The system has to be powered
off by hand.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from "boot.iso" (2006-08-09).
2. Choose "HTTP" install and enter download server info.
After downloading "stage2.img", the system is locked.
Installer should proceed to launching the graphical interface.
Issue was definitely absent in the previous installer version
Sounds like a kernel bug. Reassigning.
If you boot with nmi_watchdog=1 do you get a backtrace when it locks up?
Whilst it's downloading, leave it on some of the other tty's, and see if you get
Unfortunately, I do not see any backtrace after adding "nmi_watchdog=1".
To complete the report, I have to add the following messages issued on
various virtual consoles:
(vt3): INFO : mntloop loop0 on /mnt/runtime as /tmp/ramfs/stage2.img
fd is 26
(vt4): VFS : Can't find an ext2 file system on dev loop 0
Btw, this results for to "boot.iso" as of 2006-08-10. I probably had the
same output yesterday.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 201937 ***