Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72767
Installer is hanging during copying of packages
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installer of Red Hat 7.3.94 Beta (Null) linux is hanging when first few
packages are tarnsferred to the drive. This error occurs for custom
installation with selected option "Install Everything". I was not able to
continue with installation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run installation of NULL in graphical mode
2.Select custom installation and choose "Everything" when prompted for
3.During copying process installer hangs after few files are already copied
Actual Results: The copying process has been stopped. No data were read from
the CD. The only way to exit the installer is to press hardware reset button.
Expected Results: All packages should be transferred to the drive and
installer should continue with confiruration of X server.
How much RAM and swap do you have configured?
The amount of RAM in my computer is 512 MB and I configured a 1024 MB swap
Did you mediacheck the CDs when prompted to?
Yes, I have run this procedure before installation proceeded. I got the
information that it is OK to install files from these CDs.
Is it possible that the problem is hardware dependend, i.e. that there is a
problem with my hardware? At the same computer with the same configuration I
am able to install Valhalla (7.3) without problems. Even I tried to use the
same partitions - with success. That is why I think the problem is with the
installer - previous version installs in the same conditions as beta can't.
I've the same problem.
The installation stops after the "bash-2.05b-3" package. I tried different
install methods like ftp,nfs,iso on different computer (Workstation and
Notebook) with the same result.
Older beta's (7.3.92/93) installed with outany problem.
Regards, Matthias Welk.
Yes, the installation on my computer stops exactly at the same package
"bash-2.05b-3. I also tried different methods of installation on two different
computers so now I am almost sure the problem is not hardware dependend. At my
PC I have the following configuration:
- Asus CUSL2-C
- Pentium III 800 MHz
- 512 MB SDRAM
- Winfast Titanium 500
- Sound Blaster Audigy Player
- Seagate Barracuda IV ST380021A 80 GB
- TEAC CD-W54E
- TEAC CD-532E-B
- PS/2 mouse/keyboard
This configuration works properly in earlier versions of Red Hat.
I've found a workaround.
After choosing a different install-language than english all went fine
But switching back to english after the install process the system
hangs while starting init.
Updating to the newest packages fixed this problem.
Best regards, Matthias Welk.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 71889 ***