[CentOS] Installation question?

Wed Jul 31 14:07:24 UTC 2019
mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

John Chludzinski wrote:
> After finally completing and trying to reboot, the machine goes into
> "Emergency Mode" and asks that I log in as root. That fails and the
> machine becomes completely unresponsive.
> I tried the minimum install and got the same result.
> Hard to diagnose an unresponsive machine.
Please don't top post.

I've seen things like that, but only when it can't load a filesystem it
expects to be there.

You can't log in as root? Did you not set a password for root during the

> On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 4:54 PM isdtor <isdtor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
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