|Summary:||Anaconda post-install hang|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Ethan Bonick <etbonick>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-01-28 05:57:14 UTC||Type:||---|
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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): 8.92 How reproducible: install via ftp Steps to Reproduce: 1.start install process 2. 3. 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. 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 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.