Bug 231004 - Text Installation hangs going to network step
Text Installation hangs going to network step
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
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Blocks: fedora-ia64
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Reported: 2007-03-05 09:54 EST by Prarit Bhargava
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-21 14:36:00 EDT
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Description Prarit Bhargava 2007-03-05 09:54:14 EST
Description of problem:

Text installation is hanging after selecting the NFS install target.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): rawhide-20070301


How reproducible: 100%


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install in text mode or over serial.
2. Select NFS install.
3. Select NFS target (in my case I used bigpapi ...)
  
Actual results:

System hangs -- user is presented with a blank screen.  Other debug screens
indicate no error.

Expected results: System should not hang.
Comment 1 Prarit Bhargava 2007-03-05 10:04:02 EST
Does not occur on graphics install....
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-05 15:56:31 EST
Should be no difference here between text and GUI... did you change trees in
between and thus get a new kernel? 
Comment 3 Prarit Bhargava 2007-03-05 16:16:17 EST
(In reply to comment #2)
> Should be no difference here between text and GUI... did you change trees in
> between and thus get a new kernel? 

Nope.  I used the same tree (rawhide-20070301) in both cases.  I can reproduce
this 100% of the time in the text install and the gui install seems fine.

P.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-05 16:22:32 EST
What's the last thing on tty3 when it stops ... can you use sysrq to see where
things are?

Also, trying newer tree with newer kernel isn't a bad idea
Comment 5 Prarit Bhargava 2007-03-05 16:30:10 EST
(In reply to comment #4)
> What's the last thing on tty3 when it stops ... can you use sysrq to see where
> things are?

I'll get that info in the AM when I'm back in the office.

> 
> Also, trying newer tree with newer kernel isn't a bad idea

I was trying the latest & greatest rawhide ;) -- but I'll respin with a newer
kernel to see if that changes anything.

P.

Comment 6 Jarod Wilson 2007-03-06 14:00:58 EST
Today's rawhide is equally explodey when doing a text install. Graphical install
went fine.

Last bits on tty3:
[...]
moving (1) to step bootloadersetup
moving (1) to step networkdevicecheck
moving (1) to step network
[...and nothing...]

Meanwhile, I'm seeing two anaconda processes spinning full-bore, one using an
increasingly larger amount of memory (now up to 24.5% of 16GB).

Not quite sure what to look for in sysrq output... There are several worker
threads as well as a kauditd thread and several jfs threads -- I presume/hope
that's not JFS, but rather generic journaling file system threads, since there's
only ext3 on this box...
Comment 7 David Cantrell 2007-03-21 14:36:00 EDT
So text mode ia64 installs in rawhide are working for me.  Doesn't hang moving
to step network.  I did rewrite all of the network configuration code in the
text mode installer, so maybe that has something to do with it.
Comment 8 Prarit Bhargava 2007-03-21 14:41:59 EDT
Okay -- I'll retry tomorrow's rawhide.

Thanks David :)

P.

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