Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211451
FC6-re20061017.1 NFS install "stops"
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:34 EDT
Description of problem:
An NFS install of FC6-re20061017.1 "stops" while the rpm package is being
installed. Here is the set-up:
192.168.1.6 is an x86 NFS file server, running current rawhide (so ==
FC6-re20061017.1 as well). It has the DVD ISO mounted over loopback on
/var/local/FC-6. /etc/exports has:
I ran 'service iptables stop' and 'setenforce 0' on the file server.
192.168.1.1 is an x86_64 machine I want to install onto. I booted the
vmlinuz/initrd pair from the images/boot.iso in the DVD image and selected 'NFS'
for the install method. Network set-up was IPv4 only with 192.168.1.1 selected
as the gateway and nameserver (it's the machine I'm installing onto, and will
have a nameserver once I've set it up).
The install '/' partition is /dev/hda1, with swap on /dev/hda5. I selected all
three package 'types' (Web server etc).
During package installation, it just stops. Mouse still responds. 'rpm' is the
package shown as being installed. Couldn't switch to VT3 because of (probably)
an unrelated X bug which causes the display to freeze completely when I try.
I did boot with 'loglevel=debug syslog=192.168.1.6' and the last syslog message
is just the time-to-install estimate.
On 192.168.1.6 I ran 'tcpdump -n -s2000 -l' during the whole process and found
some permission errors at the very end, coinciding with the "stop".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
FWIW, it worked fine when I followed Paul's advice to try 'nfsiso' instead of
'nfs', i.e. just export a directory containing the ISO image rather than
mounting the ISO over loopback and exporting that.
Is this still a problem with F7 test 2?
Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 are, as we're sure you've noticed, no longer
test releases. We're cleaning up the bug database and making sure important bug
reports filed against these test releases don't get lost. It would be helpful if
you could test this issue with a released version of Fedora or with the latest
development / test release. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
[This is a bulk message for all open FC5/FC6 test release bugs. I'm adding
myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this
and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
requested by Jams Antill
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