|Summary:||hangs when querying packages via ftp|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||cmellend|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-06-12 18:07:03 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description cmellend 2000-01-04 23:52:40 UTC
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 15:24:59 UTC
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 hangs. 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 19:02:59 UTC
On our multia here also hangs when querying packages via ftp.
Comment 3 Derek Tattersall 2000-04-26 16:10:59 UTC
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 16:21:59 UTC
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 08:50:59 UTC
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.
Comment 6 Brock Organ 2000-08-31 23:02:30 UTC
*** Bug 11076 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***