Description of problem:
I've tried to install a current (08/30/2006) FC-devel tree on my machine here.
It previously had a RHEL4.4 and a Windows XP installed.
Everything went fine until the graphical installer tried searching for older
installations. It just hung there, doing nothing with the spinning mouse pointer
and the progress bar still completely at the start.
Switching to the text console revealed that anaconda somehow ran out of file
Unfortunately i can't submit the trackback itself with the nice new popup from
anaconda as it couldn't open the traceback window itself anymore.
Not sure if this is related, but after doing some further manual investigations
on the shell i got this:
sh-3.1# lvm vgdisplay
File descriptor 32 left open
No volume groups found
the line with the left open filedescriptor worries me tbh, but as i said, not
sure if this is related.
If you need to i can manually copy the text from the textconsole to this
bugzilla, but it should be easilly reproducible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 5.90
Thats the tree with which i tested this. Should be the one from 08/30/2006.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a normal anaconda installation via network and NFS
2. Follow all steps until it searches for previous installations
3. Watch it freeze and spit out the "Too many open files" messages on the text
Installation should continue resp. all file descriptors should be properly closed.
Should be fixed today.