Bug 8180 - hangs when querying packages via ftp
hangs when querying packages via ftp
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
: 11076 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-01-04 18:52 EST by cmellend
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-12 14:07:03 EDT
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Description cmellend 2000-01-04 18:52:40 EST
In either upgrade or install mode. System is DEC Multia 166 w/64 MB Ram.
Fujitsu 640Mb SCSI Hdd / IBM 2.1 SCSI HDD.
Connects to ftp server, sets partitions and mount points. When gets to
Querying  packages to choose to install (or upgrade depending on
mode)system hangs
Comment 1 mcornick 2000-04-19 11:24:59 EDT
I'm seeing something similar to this. I can boot, start a text mode install, and
do all the steps up to (including) entering a root password before the system

This is on a Multia, 166MHz w/ 64MB RAM and an IBM 2.0GB IDE hard drive, with
the PCI/SCSI option installed (though I have no SCSI devices connected
presently.) I get the same results with an NFS, FTP or hard drive install. I
also get the same results with 6.1 or 6.2.
Comment 2 Derek Tattersall 2000-04-25 15:02:59 EDT
On our multia here also hangs when querying packages via ftp.
Comment 3 Derek Tattersall 2000-04-26 12:10:59 EDT
Doing a 6.1 FTP install on a miata, the reading package information takes up to
1/2 hour.  However using 6.2 the list comes up almost instantaneously.
Comment 4 Derek Tattersall 2000-04-26 12:21:59 EDT
using RHL6.1, the multia seemed to hang in the reading package info stage.
Using RHL6.2, the reading package info stage took about 1 minute.  Out multia
has 48M of ram and a 500 meg drive, but I can't get it reproduce this problem.
Comment 5 Bas Vermeulen 2000-05-16 04:50:59 EDT
I've seen the same problem on my multia, or at least similar. The install would
hang on a ftp install, after it asked me for the hostname to use (using dhcp to
setup the network, no reverse dns set)

Information on my box:

Multia 166 MHz ev4
300 MB internal SCSI HD

A workaround seems to be creating the filesystem(s) by hand on the console
(mknod /tmp/sda1 ; mkfs.ext2 /tmp/sda1 ; rm /tmp/sda1). I told it NOT to format
the filesystem. After that, the install worked like expected.
Comment 6 Brock Organ 2000-08-31 19:02:30 EDT
*** Bug 11076 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Brock Organ 2000-09-06 10:53:55 EDT
*** Bug 11076 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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