Bug 479195 - Installation hangs at "Running anaconda"
Installation hangs at "Running anaconda"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2009-01-07 16:06 EST by Douglas E. Warner
Modified: 2014-06-09 08:26 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:32:02 EST
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Description Douglas E. Warner 2009-01-07 16:06:24 EST
I'm trying to install Fedora 10 i386 via PXE.  The initial part proceeds fine (downloads the image, select lang, etc) but anaconda then hangs at:

Running anaconda[..]

There doesn't seem to be anything interesting on the other ttys at that point, although the shell is extremely sluggish as if all CPU time is being used.

I'm just attempting a text-mode install, so I don't believe I'm running into any X issues.
Comment 1 Andy Lindeberg 2009-01-08 11:18:19 EST
I just tested this and was unable to reproduce it. Can you provide more details about your hardware configuration?
Comment 2 Douglas E. Warner 2009-01-08 11:46:51 EST
This is a Dell Dimension L866r; P3 866, 192M RAM, Intel PXE boot.

I'm not sure what hardware information would be useful.  Are there any debug parameters I can pass at boot to get you more useful information?
Comment 3 Andy Lindeberg 2009-01-08 11:56:17 EST
No parameters that would be useful where you're at, unfortunately.

You said you have a working shell: You should then be able to run top or ps to see what processes might be taking up the CPU, or dmesg to see what the kernel is saying. Can you try those, and let us know if you see anything that looks out of place?
Comment 4 Douglas E. Warner 2009-01-18 10:00:05 EST
Sorry it's taken me a little bit to get back to this.

I tried burning the Fedora 10 boot.iso and loading the installer via HTTP (on a local server w/ loopback mounted iso image) and the same problem happened, so it's not a PXE-related problem.

I'll try to inspect dmesg, ps, and top output today.
Comment 5 Douglas E. Warner 2009-01-22 11:54:37 EST
Sorry; I haven't been able to get much additional information.  While I do have a shell available, the terminal is pretty much non-responsive.

memtest86+ completed on this successfully so I don't think this is bad RAM, but it could some other problem.

A couple other people seem to be experiencing this problem on FedoraForum.org [1] but I don't believe they have filed bugs yet.

[1] http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=205116 (I think this one is it from looking at google; the site was down when I composed this comment)
Comment 6 Joel Andres Granados 2009-09-09 07:41:01 EDT
having 192 Mb of ram is not helping this issue.

What does free spit out?
Do you have a swap partition?
Can you create a swap partition and see if it gets past this issue.
Does this still apply for f12 alpha or later.

Pls test with f12 alpha or later.
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