|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Peter <psl>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-09 15:01:24 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Peter 1999-12-04 09:46:16 UTC
The installation hangs after installing all the packages. For what it's worth, I'm in the Pacific Northwest so I'm in the time zone that the Installer associates with Los Angeles. This inability to install has been reported before (bugs 5494, 5524, 5570) but it's still broken and no work-around is given, making Linux less useful than Windows (which can at least be installed) -- it's embarassing!
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-12-06 12:42:59 UTC
Once the install hangs (I am assuming that you are in the GUI installer), hit CTRL-ALT-F1 and look for what appears to be an error message. You should see something about a python exception and traceback. Please send that message to me and I will be glad to sort out the problem. If you do not see a message of this type after hitting the key combo above, just hit ALT-F2 and see if you see something there.
Comment 2 claire.lemonon 1999-12-21 21:47:59 UTC
Message from firstname.lastname@example.org Installing 6.1 on a sparc fresh disk, with nothing selected in package list (but the minimum base). Installation, in text mode, hangs at first package, saying "119 packages to install, 3 installed - 0 Mb -, 116 packages remaining" with no python traceback at all (you get python traceback if starting with remainings of a previous broken install) With Ctrl-Alt-F4, we see that : - /mnt/sysimage/usr/doc contains ldconfig-1-9.5 - /mnt/sysimage/tmp/install.log contains : Installing setup. Installing filesystem. Installing basesystem. Installing ldconfig.- and, the possible reason for hanging, /mnt/sysimage/var/lib/rpm contains a 0 byte conflictsindex.rpm and others xxx.rpm at 16384 bytes ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Unfortunately, nothing was saved of this broken install, so no traces ! The install was made from a CD handmade from a mirror Cartman distribution then with ftp from the host holding this complete distribution Workaround (for those who try to compare Linux with Windows) : I first installed the base from a nice Hedwig 6.0, then upgraded with my pretty good CD, successfully !