Bug 80701 - Anaconda post-install hang
Summary: Anaconda post-install hang
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-30 03:40 UTC by Ethan Bonick
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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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):

How reproducible:
install via ftp

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start install process
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.


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

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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