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Re: d-i fails to install: Tyan Thunder K8W, SATA Seagate Barracuda

"Pedro Sanchez" <psanchez@nortel.com> writes:

> 1. Initialization of large partitions fails at one point or another. d-i
> just freezes when it gets to about 88% of a 180 GB ext3 partition. The
> hard drive actually remains *very* busy but the installer progress bar
> stops moving forward. No way around this, just reboot the machine.

How long did you wait?

mke2fs will write a lot of data to the disk and at the beginning it
all goes into cache (and jumps right up to 88% ?) and then stalls when
the cache is full and the disk has to actualy write it.

Check the 3th + 4th console for kernel errors too.


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