Bug 80701 - Anaconda post-install hang
Summary: Anaconda post-install hang
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2002-12-30 03:40 UTC by Ethan Bonick
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-28 05:57:14 UTC


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Description Ethan Bonick 2002-12-30 03:40:38 UTC
Description of problem:
Anaconda dies on 16% of postinstall during ftp install. This is a fresh install

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
8.92

How reproducible:
install via ftp

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start install process
2.
3.
    
Actual results:
anaconda crashes

Expected results:
postinstall finishes 

Additional info:
athlon 800
4.3GB hard drive
128mb RAM

Comment 1 Paul Jenner 2002-12-30 16:11:11 UTC
I can confirm the same thing.

Method:

1) floppy boot disk with network driver supplemental disk
2) network card is 3Com 3c503 (Etherlink II?)
3) install by ftp from Red Hat mirror site
4) all runs fine (set-up, package selection, package install) up to post
installation config which hangs at 16% with no obvious way out or error

The last action logged in the VT which shows what anaconda is doing is cpio
copying the network driver (3c503) to /lib/modules on the installation target
filesysten.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-02 22:25:58 UTC
Looks like a driver disk issue perhaps.



Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-03 06:44:57 UTC
If you switch to tty2, do you see the module copied to where it says it's being
extracted to?

Comment 4 Ethan Bonick 2003-01-03 23:28:08 UTC
tty3:# running: 'cd /mnt/sysimage/lib/modules; gunzip < /t,p/ramfsDD-
0/modules.cgz |/mnt/sysimage/bin/cpio --quiet -iumd 2.4.20-2.2/3c59x.'

more of the error message was printed in tty1 right after rpm install but I 
couldnt read it. I dont know if it freezes at post install or before. I was 
watching it this time and the errors started on the screen before the post-
install box came up. is there a way to log all errors to a file?

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-08 22:23:50 UTC
I don't get hangs after doing the copy -- how much RAM is in your system?

Comment 6 Ethan Bonick 2003-01-09 00:23:10 UTC
128 Mb will put another 128 in and see if it works


Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 07:30:32 UTC
So is this reproducible?

Comment 8 Ethan Bonick 2003-01-10 12:03:21 UTC
Install worked fine after having 256Mb of Ram installed

Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-28 05:57:14 UTC
I haven't been able to reproduce this and can't see anything in the code that
would lead me to understand why it would happen. 


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