Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68314
post install configuration hangs at 60%
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
Regardless of what packages i choose to install or wether I install in
graphical or text mode the install hangs at 60% of the post install
I rebooted from the install CD and selected rescue and looked
These were copied by hand so they might not be completely accurate.
Install Info: Menu item 'wc' already exists for the file 'coreutils'
execution of %post scriplet from text-utils-2.0.21-4 failed, exit status 1
Warning cannont get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpmPackages.
Install Info: Menu item 'yes' already exists for the file 'coreutils'
execution of %post scriplet from sh-utils-2.0-11-7 failed, exit status 1
The last item it has in the log before locking up was "Installing
I tried unchecking that package and reinstalling but it still locked up at 60%.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Perform a routine install
2.Install hangs at 60% of Post-Install Configuration
System: 1 Ghz, P3. 512 Megs ram, Geforce 3 with 64 Megs ram. Microsoft Natural
Pro Keyaboad and Wireless Intellimouse. System works fine with Redhat 7.3.
60% of the post-install progress bar is the call to kudzu.
If you switch to VT2 and run ps, is kudzu running?
Not a kudzu bug.
I'm unable to switch terminals as the machine locks up solid with no keyboard
My experience is this happens when anaconda mounts /proc/bus/usb before running
kudzu, so its probably a kernel bug.
Any ideas on this Trond - we reproduced it on your system.
*** Bug 68501 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
As msf said... installing with usb devices, mouting it inside the chroot seems
to do bad things.
I have the bug 68501 with the same problem but now I can Install this beta test in other hard
disk. I have the same 40Gb Seagate but i recently install a 6.4Gb Quantum fireball like primary
slave and now i can get the installation process finish but in the last screen i push the exit
button but my machine does not reboot and i have to push the reset button and when reboot
everything its O.K. I get the wizard to configure my machine and now I have a perfectly
The similar lockup happens to me in Limbo 2 installation, the system locks up
completely in Post install configuration. I tried it several times, both in text
and GUI mode, with different package configurations, and it always locks up in
the same place.
I reinstalled 7.3 and then upgraded to Limbo2, this worked while all attempts of
clean install locked up.
When we saw this problem back a few betas ago it occurred when anaconda was
mounting /proc/bus/usb in the chroot of the newly installed system just before
running kudzu in the post-install. The kernel just locked hard when we did this.
We haven't been able to reproduce this issue with beta 2 again. I'll try one
We cannot reproduce this issue with the latest kernels.