The installation hangs after installing all the packages.
For what it's worth, I'm in the Pacific Northwest so I'm in the time
zone that the Installer associates with Los Angeles.
This inability to install has been reported before (bugs 5494, 5524,
5570) but it's still broken and no work-around is given, making Linux less
useful than Windows (which can at least be installed) -- it's embarassing!
Once the install hangs (I am assuming that you are in the GUI installer), hit
CTRL-ALT-F1 and look for what appears to be an error message. You should see
something about a python exception and traceback. Please send that message to
me and I will be glad to sort out the problem. If you do not see a message of
this type after hitting the key combo above, just hit ALT-F2 and see if you see
Message from firstname.lastname@example.org
Installing 6.1 on a sparc fresh disk, with nothing selected in package list
(but the minimum base). Installation, in text mode, hangs at first package,
saying "119 packages to install, 3 installed - 0 Mb -, 116 packages remaining"
with no python traceback at all
(you get python traceback if starting with remainings of a previous broken
With Ctrl-Alt-F4, we see that :
- /mnt/sysimage/usr/doc contains ldconfig-1-9.5
- /mnt/sysimage/tmp/install.log contains :
Installing ldconfig.- and, the possible reason for hanging,
a 0 byte conflictsindex.rpm and others xxx.rpm at 16384 bytes
Unfortunately, nothing was saved of this broken install, so no traces !
The install was made from a CD handmade from a mirror Cartman distribution
then with ftp from the host holding this complete distribution
Workaround (for those who try to compare Linux with Windows) :
I first installed the base from a nice Hedwig 6.0, then upgraded with
my pretty good CD, successfully !
There are known problems with ldconfig on the sparc having to do with
termination of the drives. See bug #7494 for details.