Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 585427
Installation process locks up when non-Minimal installation is chosen
Last modified: 2010-05-06 11:04:44 EDT
Description of problem:
If a "Desktop" installation is chosen, the graphical installation process locks up during installation of packages stage. When testing this in a KVM VM (RHEL 5.4), the VM appears to crash - trying to switch terminals doesn't work any more.
"Minimal" installation, however, works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Start the RHEL 6b installer in a KVM VM on RHEL 5.4 using the ISO image (x86-64, both host and guest)
Pick all default options. Select a "Desktop" type install.
Installation locks up about 1/2 of the way through. The qemu-kvm process on the host is using 0% CPU, and there is no disk activity going on. Sending a Ctrl-Alt-F2 keystroke via the virt-manager menu has no effect.
Installation should complete.
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Any chance of sending a sysrq, or getting a serial console?
Annoyingly, I cannot reproduce the issue today - at all. Best close this for now. I'll re-open when I figure out what I was doing differently last time. Apologies for the noise.
I have just had this happen again, in a different setup. The original setup was x86_64 RHEL5 host with RHEL6b x86_64 guest using KVM.
I have just had the same issue come up (lock-up during install) on an i686 RHEL5 host with RHEL6b i686 guest using KQEMU - even on the minimum install.
How do I attach a serial console during the install?