Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80701
Anaconda post-install hang
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:22 EDT
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):
install via ftp
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start install process
4.3GB hard drive
I can confirm the same thing.
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
Looks like a driver disk issue perhaps.
If you switch to tty2, do you see the module copied to where it says it's being
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?
I don't get hangs after doing the copy -- how much RAM is in your system?
128 Mb will put another 128 in and see if it works
So is this reproducible?
Install worked fine after having 256Mb of Ram installed
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.