Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8180
hangs when querying packages via ftp
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
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
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.
On our multia here also hangs when querying packages via ftp.
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.
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.
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
32 MB RAM
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.
*** Bug 11076 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***