Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 465383
Installation hangs after boot loader selection
Last modified: 2008-10-30 13:22:26 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start hard drive install
2. Select Custom Layout and format / partition
3. Select No boot loader and click next
Install hangs forever
Installation doesn't hang
Is the machine completely frozen, or is it just anaconda? Can you switch to tty3 or tty4 and see if there are any kernel-related error messages?
I think it was completely frozen. I know control-alt-delete didn't reboot it. How would I get to tty? I thought the Alt-F* keys didn't work after the fancier GUI started.
ctrl-alt-f3 will take you to tty3 once the UI starts up.
It wasn't completely frozen after all (although I was right about
control-alt-delete not working). Control-alt-f3 did get me to tty3.
The last message on tty3 was:
moving to step reposetup
I will attach the dmesg output.
Here is the f9 smolt profile for this system:
Created attachment 319572 [details]
dmesg output after installation hang
How long did you wait before deciding it was hung? Are there any messages on tty3 about attempting to fetch repodata?
It's been 12 minutes right now. I didn't see anything in tty3 about fetching
repodata. I can get you the anaconda.log if you want.
I noticed on tty5 that it had mounted the root of the hard drive install device
to /mnt/isodir. But I didn't see any messages anywhere that showed it trying
to loopback mount the iso file.
Created attachment 319645 [details]
anaconda.log for this system
OK, I waited 17 hours and it made no more progress, so I copied the anaconda.log off and rebooted.
I'm not seeing anything helpful in any of the log files. We'll try to reproduce the problem here.
OK. Here is some more info about this system. It is one of the first Dells
shipped with Ubuntu. I installed Fedora on it as described here:
I now have f9 on sda7 and am trying to install f10 beta on sda8.
I copied installation files to /tmp and /boot:
#sha1sum /tmp/images/install.img /tmp/Fedora-10-Beta-i386-DVD.iso
Here is my grub configuration for this install:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz.install repo=hd:/dev/sda7:/tmp
I selected "no boot loader:" before it hung (I use grub from the original
Created attachment 321954 [details]
F10 snap3 got farther than the original beta. It now crashes after customizing packages.
Since your original problem is fixed and the new log you've attached is fixed in bug 465127, I'll close this one out. Thanks for retesting.