anaconda hangs during Fedora Core 6 upgrade attempt
andre.ocosta at terra.com.br
Sat Nov 25 23:02:59 UTC 2006
On Thu, 23 Nov 2006 21:51:01 -0500
Bruce Feist <bfeist at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> darren holland wrote:
> > i had problems with that. it could be the dvd images are bad.
> Possible, I suppose; I did the media test that's part of the
> installation process, though, and the DVD passed. I could try
> downloading from another mirror and cutting a second DVD.
> > On 11/22/06, *Bruce Feist* <bfeist at speakeasy.net
> > <mailto:bfeist at speakeasy.net>> wrote:
> > It goes through the
> > HW detection process and all seems well, but about 45-50
> > seconds after displaying the "Running anaconda"* prompt, there is
> > no more disk access and anaconda just hangs silently.
I recall someone saying here on this list that he had to wait 40-50min
before his upgrade from FC4 -> FC6 even _started_, so this might not be
a media problem at all. (I know FC4 -> FC6 is not your case, just
giving an example).
In my case (FC5 -> FC6), anaconda did stall for something like 20-30min
two times during installation, although on my case there was clearly
some disk activity. I switched to the text consoles and one of them (I
believe it was ALT+F4) showed some weird "inode_doinit_with...
context_to_sid..." messages. I decided to leave it running and
eventually it advanced.
There's definitely something wrong with this version of Anaconda, I've
never seen such delays with previous Fedora upgrades.
Andre Oliveira da Costa
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