Bug 80701 - Anaconda post-install hang
Anaconda post-install hang
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79578
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Reported: 2002-12-29 22:40 EST by Ethan Bonick
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-28 00:57:14 EST
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Description Ethan Bonick 2002-12-29 22:40:38 EST
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
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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 11:11:11 EST
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 17:25:58 EST
Looks like a driver disk issue perhaps.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-03 01:44:57 EST
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 18:28:08 EST
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 17:23:50 EST
I don't get hangs after doing the copy -- how much RAM is in your system?
Comment 6 Ethan Bonick 2003-01-08 19:23:10 EST
128 Mb will put another 128 in and see if it works
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 02:30:32 EST
So is this reproducible?
Comment 8 Ethan Bonick 2003-01-10 07:03:21 EST
Install worked fine after having 256Mb of Ram installed
Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-28 00:57:14 EST
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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