Bug 75611 - Installer hangs, stops responding
Summary: Installer hangs, stops responding
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-10 09:26 UTC by thalakan
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:49:51 UTC
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Description thalakan 2002-10-10 09:26:43 UTC
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Description of problem:
When doing a fresh install of RedHat 8 on a generic Athlon clone box, the
installer hangs consistently after transferring the installation image (but
before installing packages).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load Redhat 8.0 CD 1 into machine
2. Enter any values into initial installer dialogs

Actual Results:  In graphical mode, the installer hangs.  Switching to another
VT and back again fails to redraw the widgets, although their background colors
are visible.  In text mode, the installer hangs immediately after the
"Tranferring installation image to hard drive" dialog and I get... a blue screen
with no widgets.

Expected Results:  I imagine the packages would begin installing at that point.

Additional info:

The machine is a 950MHz Athlon thunderbird with 384MB of RAM and a generic 52x
cdrom drive.  The hard drive is an 8GB IDE Seagate.  Verifying the media in that
machine using that 52x cdrom drive gives me  a passing result.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-14 09:42:44 UTC
Can you also verify that your machine passes memtest86 (available from

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-05 21:10:59 UTC
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have additional information to
add to this report.

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:49:51 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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