Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238174
anaconda terminates just after installing packages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:03 EST
Description of problem:
This is beeing seen on a larg 64cpu HP ia64 system. I will try this on other
systems to see if I can reproduce it. Install was CD boot then install over NFS.
After installing all packages on a normal interactive install of fedora 7 (using
both VNC and text on serial console interfaces) the installer dies with no error
install exited abnormally [1/1]
sending termination signals...done
you may safely reboot your system
I re-ran the install with loglevel=debug syslog=<ip of another host>
here are the last few lines of output, no errors seen but hopefully it narrows
Apr 27 13:40:52 orca64.zko.hp.com INFO moving (1) to step postinstallconfig
Apr 27 13:40:52 orca64.zko.hp.com INFO moving (1) to step writeconfig
Apr 27 13:40:52 orca64.zko.hp.com INFO Writing main configuration
Apr 27 13:40:52 orca64.zko.hp.com INFO self.hostname = localhost.localdomain
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7 - test 4
100% on this system in our environment
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from CD/DVD
2. configure network using DHCP
3. install using NFS source
a little more info...
I booted an older install from another disk and mounted the disk I was doing
this install on. This doesn't tell me much but here are the last few lines of
root/install.log.syslog from the install:
<86>Apr 27 13:40:20 useradd: new group: name=nfsnobody, GID=4294967294
<86>Apr 27 13:40:20 useradd: new user: name=nfsnobody, UID=4294967294,
GID=4294967294, home=/var/lib/nfs, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>Apr 27 13:40:28 useradd: new group: name=haldaemon, GID=68
<86>Apr 27 13:40:28 useradd: new user: name=haldaemon, UID=68, GID=68,
<86>Apr 27 13:41:17 useradd: new group: name=xfs, GID=43
<86>Apr 27 13:41:17 useradd: new user: name=xfs, UID=43, GID=43,
<86>Apr 27 13:41:40 useradd: new group: name=gdm, GID=42
<86>Apr 27 13:41:40 useradd: new user: name=gdm, UID=42, GID=42,
<86>Apr 27 13:41:40 usermod: change user `gdm' shell from `/sbin/nologin'
Let me know if there is any other useful data I can get off of this disk.
requested by Jams Antill
If you are still seeing this, please check tty4 for any kernel error messages.
sorry, I don't see this anymore as of Fedora 7 GA. I should have closed this a
long time ago.