Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492847
rawhide installation stalled for 5 minutes before package installation
Last modified: 2009-04-23 15:29:05 EDT
Description of problem:
Installation process looks stalled but recover at the end.
shifting to a console and making top run shows anaconda is shewing up cpu for 5 minutes.
I've got a fast new machine with 4Giga of ram and pretty fast cpu, adsl2 connection, so I consider I shouldn't see the installation processs blocked for 5 minutes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda from rawhide boot.iso 20090326
Sometimes, looks like depend of package selection and may be other parameters
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use boot.iso
2. follow the installation process
2. select the optional package category for installation
3. press next
nothing for 5 minutes.
The cursor doesn't change. The window is not redrawed.
After 5 minutes, a popup happen saying the installation will takes several minutes....
top on another console shows anaconda at full cpu.
After this, installation process complete (I doesn't work after boot but that's another pb)
The popup should occur immediately after pressing next.
redid another installation without selecting additional packages and looks like it was more smooth.
Could it be related to the fact that boot.iso installation load everything from network ?
I've got a very fast mirror near me but I don't know if fedora is clever enough to use it...
We certainly have progress bars and wait windows for all this stuff, but it looks to me like they are just not getting displayed. I've made a patch that looks to be helping to me, but I have a reasonably fast test machine here so I don't usually have to wait very long. Could you please give rawhide (NOT F11 beta, which is being released today) a try and see if it's an improvement for you? Thanks.
With boot.iso 20090404, selecting all packages to install, I no longer see a delay.
I've got a "verifying package dependancy" dialog immediately.
Mouse cursor doesn't change.
Shouldn't the cursor change to some busy status ?
Only in certain kinds of windows.