Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 228124
xenguest-install freezes during installation
Last modified: 2008-02-26 18:54:39 EST
Description of problem:
I'm installing a Xen virtual machine on my hpxw 4300 x86_64 Fedora Core 6 and
the installation appears to be frozen. It looks like xenguest-install spawned a
console for the install. Both processes are in a wait state now.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux mechanic 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6xen #1 SMP Wed Jan 10 19:09:13 EST 2007 x86_64
machine name mg1
Steps to Reproduce:
What is the name of your virtual machine? mg2
How much RAM should be allocated (in megabytes)? 256
What would you like to use as the disk (path)? /dev/sdb
Would you like to enable graphics support? (yes or no) no
What is the install location?http://18.104.22.168/fedora
answer config questions. In this case I already have partitions on a second hard
drive so I chose to reuse the partition layout; chose ALL the packages; the
installation is frozen with the following screen:
Welcome to Fedora Core
┌──────────────────┤ Package Installation ├──────────────────┐
│ Name : tetex-fonts-3.0-32.fc6-x86_64 │
│ Size : 58985k │
│ Summary: The font files for the TeX text formatting │
│ system. │
│ Status: │
│ 100% │
│ Packages Bytes Time │
│ Total : 1543 4830M 0:42:09 │
│ Completed: 244 232M 0:02:01 │
│ Remaining: 1299 4598M 0:40:07 │
Actual results: none
Expected results: a successful installation
This installation is from a win-xp system using a xterm provided by cygwin. I'm
ssh'd into the host and am attempting to install from there.
The curses gui seems to be a bit less robust than I would like. I'm constantly
having to use <ctrl><l> to refresh the screen which appears to work.
If you have still having this problem, can you attach to this bug report the
contents of the following files:
change QA contact
Need the info requested in comment #1 to be able to diagnose this bug.
I have not done an install in quite some time. I don't know if you've fixed
anything that would affect this problem.
I'm curious. Did I fill out this bug report incorrectly? Can you suggest a
better way to report problems or some other information that I didn't supply for
this report. I ask because it's taken a LONG TIME to get any responses from you
guys about this problem. I tried the developer AND test lists but have not
received ANY acknowledgement (that I can recall) to any of my posts to those lists.
I will have to see if I can re-create this problem and send the files you're
The system in question is down at the moment... hardware problems.
I'll let you know what I come up with.
This report targets FC6, which is now end-of-life.
Please re-test against Fedora 7 or later, and if the issue persists, open a new bug.