Bug 54271 - Installer hung to the point that I can't even determine which package it's installing
Summary: Installer hung to the point that I can't even determine which package it's in...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-10-02 19:44 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-11 22:18:05 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-10-02 19:44:45 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (Win98; U)

Description of problem:
The machine hung (though the mouse still moves) so I'll have to transcribe this by hand:
Traceback (inntermost last):
   File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 19, in run rc = self.todo.doInstall()
   File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1765, in doInstall self.fstab.turnOnSwap(self.instPath)
   File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 531, in turnOnSwap searchPath = 1)
   File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 48, in execWithRedirect raise RuntimeError, command + " can not be run"
RuntimeError: /usr/sbin/mkswap can not be run

I couldn't scroll the error window byt CTRL-ALT-Backspace dropped me out of X-windows so I could see the error on the screen. 


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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run the 7.1 installer on a Compaq Presario 7222  (yeah - I know.  I hate compaq too, but it was lying around the office and I want to 
the windoze weenies that it can still be a useable machine)

Actual Results:  It hung

Expected Results:  It shouldn't have hung

Additional info:

I tried to reboot and start the install over and it doesn't even get that far. I now get:
checking for writeable /tmp... yes
running install...
running /sbin/loader
Running anaconda - please wait...
exec: Input/output error
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
disabling swap...

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-10-02 19:52:24 UTC
When the crash occurs, can you press <Ctrl><Alt><F4> and see if there are any
error messages related to the cdrom?

Are these the retail cd's or did you burn them yourself?  The reason I ask is
that there could have been a problem during the download that caused the ISO
images to be corrupted.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-10-11 22:18:00 UTC
I burned the CDs and have used them since without a problem.  There were no CD-ROM related issues.  Also, I figured out what the 
problem was, or at least how to get around it.  I had to download and run a configuration utility from Comquaq to get it to use any OS 
other than win98.  BIOS reconfigured and the box is now RedHatted.

Thanks for the response.

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-10-15 18:02:00 UTC
Ok.  Must have been some weird Compaq hardware problem.  Glad to know things are
working now.

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