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Anaconda crashes installing Fedora 25

asked 2016-12-29 18:46:00 -0600

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Hi! I am trying to install Fedora 25, but I can't seem to get anaconda working. I start Fedora 25 (using a live usb created with Fedora Media Creator, hashes verified) and click the install button. Anaconda launches hangs on (until a message saying it hang shows up) right in the language choosing menu, whenever I click any button. If I close it, I can't get it running again unless I manually kill every process related to anaconda.

Anyone else with the same issues?

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Get to a shell and run top, see what's running for a hint. Also you can look at the end of /tmp/program.log to see the most recent thing the installer did before the hang.

cmurf gravatar imagecmurf ( 2017-01-01 22:58:36 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-12-30 01:55:16 -0600

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  1. Try to wait longer. If you have a large ext4 disk (1 TB or bigger), this might be problem with a long running fs check. See F25 Common Bugs for more information and workaround.

  2. Report a bug -- this definitely isn't "normal" behaviour. When reporting, please attach installation logs from /tmp (anaconda.log, storage.log, program.log and packaging.log).

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You're on to something. I tried running gparted and it gets stuck (for at least 20 min, I did not have more patience) searching for drives (right after starting).

This always worked before, I don't know what is going on. I read online that this was caused by having floppy disk enabled in bios, but I checked and I don't.

tjppires gravatar imagetjppires ( 2016-12-30 07:19:00 -0600 )edit

Update: if I mount my hard drive, gparted shows a warning but it works as usual. Anaconda, though, still crashes. I also tried "sudo anaconda", it launches in "test mode" or something, but it hangs on as well.

tjppires gravatar imagetjppires ( 2016-12-30 10:28:05 -0600 )edit

Anaconda automatically unmounts all devices, so it won't help.

You should try runnig "fsck" on that disk (or the partition) to try to repair errors on the filesystem.

vtrefny gravatar imagevtrefny ( 2017-01-02 11:39:49 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-12-29 20:11:48 -0600

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When the grub boot menu comes up, try the troubleshooting option, choose basic graphics, to see if that helps.

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Nope, that does not help :(

tjppires gravatar imagetjppires ( 2016-12-30 07:15:54 -0600 )edit

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