Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65540
Install Freezes while "Instaling Packages"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
During the Installing Packages phase of install, the installation program
freezes, I can stil move the mouse, move between consoles but when I enter ps
auxww in tty2 I get no response. The freez happens at different places, but it
has never gotten past the perl package.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot off of CD, start install in any mode
2. Step trough till the system starts installing packages
3. Wait and eventually it will stop installing.
Actual Results: It stopped installing packages.
Expected Results: It should continue to install packages until they are all
I have have successfully installed Redhat 7.3 on my laptop and one other PC. In
this one PC that is having trouble, I have successfully installed Windows 2000,
Debian and Mandrake. I have replaced the motherboard (which is an ASUS KT266A
based board), the CDROM, disabled UDMA in the bios, installed in text mode, no
probe mode. I can not get a process listing when it freezes.
I have the same problem, with a Motherboard Intel D815EPEA2. BIOS version EA81520A.86A.0031.P17. Processor Pentrium III 933 MHz.
Memory 256 MB (one PC133).
AGP video card Creative CT6971. Ver. 4.0, chip NVidia Geforce 256 DDR vers. 2.10.4.04.02, 32 Mb video ram.
What are the last few messages on VC3 and VC4 when it freezes?
Meanwhile, I re-installed from zero my RedHat version 7.2, and it performed OK until the end of installation. Maybe this may tell you
something, as both install programs are very similar.
More information in RedHat site, Service request 206622.
How may I get the information on VC3 and VC4?
Hit 'cntl-alt-f3' and 'cntl-alt-f4' during the install.
Lines on VC3:
anaconda floppy choice fd0
Detect 256M of Memory
Swap attempt of 250M to 512M
Lines on VC4:
<4> hdc:ATAPI reset complete
<6> CDrom: open failed
(Then hda and hdb and their partitions)
<6> ADDING SWAP: 522104K swap-space (priority-1)
<4> spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7
(this last line was the last to appear, it appeared some minutes after all others were there; the install froze about 10-15 seconds after
this line appeared).
Arjan do you have any suggestions on kernel boot options to try with this hw?
2 things might be worth it:
mem=xxxM where xxx is 16 less than the amount of memory in megabytes
also if the bios has a "MPTABLE version" thing, try toggling that to the other
I had the same problem.. I had a M$ natural pro kbd with the usb and ps2 ports
plugged in. I unplugged the Usb port I tried the install using "linux text
noprobe" and ran just the wk installation and what do you know it worked... I am
going back to install with anaconda with the usb unplugged to see if it works...
>AHHHH Yeahhhh!!!! it works....
>mount of /proc/bus/usb failed.. on VC3....