[CentOS] Anaconda hangs using 100% CPU

Fri Dec 31 02:35:54 UTC 2010
cpolish at surewest.net <cpolish at surewest.net>

Dear all,

I have been struggling with my first PXEboot today, using a
kickstart with packages served over http on the local network.

The details:

- Anaconda is using 100% CPU

- CentOS 5.5 i386 downloaded yesterday

- .iso md5sums checked out good

- 0 network errors showing (ifconfig)

- console 1 displays: "Installing httpd-..." Done [508/782]"

- It appears to be trying to install samba for the last hour:
  the last 2 lines of the Apache access_log on the package

  "GET /centos/5.5/os/i386/disc2//CentOS/
       httpd-2.2.3-43.el5.centos.i386.rpm HTTP/1.1" 200 1277591
  "GET /centos/5.5/os/i386/disc2//CentOS/
       samba-3.0.33-3.28.el5.i386.rpm HTTP/1.1" 200 17016117

- The last line of /tmp/anaconda.log shows:
  DEBUG   : Adding Package opensp-1.5.2-4.i386 in mode u

- The last line of /mnt/sysimage/root/install.log.syslog shows:
  useradd[2304]: new user: name=apache, ...

- I have searched for similar issues at bugs.centos.org without success

- The system is still alive, console 2 is responsive 
  so I can (hopefully) debug this if someone will point
  me in the right direction

- kickstart file: http://pastebin.com/mQxx42wf

Charles Polisher