Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63895
Skipjack installer hangs in the middle of the post-installation configuration
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:13 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I try to install Redhat 7.2.93, it always hangs in the post-installation
stage. I've tried several configurations (with Gnome, without, changing the
packages to install, etc.).
I always install redhat from a local harddrive (iso images @ /dev/hdb1).
It may be related to my new harddrive, a IBM Deskstar 80Mb (@ /dev/hda).
Redhat 7.2 installed like a charm in my old hd, and nothing else has changed
in my computer).
My partition in /dev/hda are:
Devide Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2550 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 2551 4463 15366172+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 4464 9900 43672702+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda4 9901 10011 891607+ 82 Linux swap
If I stay in the 3rd console when anaconda reachs the post-install stage, the
last thing that I see is:
Detected 256M of memory
Swap attempt of 256M to 512M
hdb1 is a protected partition
When I enter in the semi-installed partition using "linux rescue", when I
logout from the shell, I've got a "kernel panic" (kernel panic log attached).
I've also attached the log from install.log, but I don't see anything weird
In the /tmp directory, there were 3 files: install.log, install.log.syslog
(empty), and texconf.2bZY8A (it's also empty).
I've not seen the "7.3 beta2" version in bugzilla, so I'm logging this bug
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install with everything by default
Actual Results: The installation process hanged
Expected Results: Linux installed in my hd
Created attachment 54724 [details]
Created attachment 54744 [details]
text obtained when I logout from the "rescue" mode
Have you tried a minimum install in text mode?
I've tried the minimal install in text mode, and it has worked!
I've also tried a more heavy-weight install (also in text mode), and it has also
I should add that in my firsts attempts, I was also installing RedHat using the
text UI, but that I was typing "text" at the linux install boot. I think that
the install was using the text UI because it was able to detect my graphic card
(it's a ATI Radeon PRO 128).
Anyway, now its working ok. If you need some additional info to track down this
bug, don't hesitate to ask for additional data.
Thank you very much for your hint!
...but I was *NOT* typing "text" at the linux install boot. I think that
the install was using the text UI because it was *UNABLE* to detect my graphic
Sorry, I wrote this sentence in the exact opposite meaning...
Thanks I'm glad to hear its working now!