Pete Biggs writes: > On Tue, 2019-07-30 at 13:24 -0400, John Chludzinski wrote: > > I've been doing a CentOS 7.6.1810 net-install since last night. The machine > > seems ok but has been stuck with "performing post-installation setup tasks" > > for hours. This is an old Dell T5400 box, so it isn't blazing fast but ... > > > > Is there a way to pull up its skirt (so to speak) and check/monitor the > > installation activity while installing it? Having already started the > > installation? > > > Yes, there are shells running on the alternative consoles, so if you > are doing a GUI install then do Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to the text console > - that console is the one running the install and may have some error > messages. Do Alt-F2 from there to get to a shell prompt with root > privileges, Alt-F3 for the anaconda log, Alt-F4 for the storage log, > Alt-F5 for other log messages and Alt-F6 to get back to the GUI > install. It is my experience too that starting with CentOS 7, "post-installation setup tasks" take up an inproportionate amount of time during. All I was able to find out was that the kickstart %post section was not the culprit. It would be nice to have some detailed documentation what these post-installation tasks actually are. ISTR a lot of dracut this and that showing up in top.