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FS#7868 - Installation hangs while detecting addons from NTFS volume

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Alexander Foremny (harlekin) - Tuesday, 21 August 2007, 23:05 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Saturday, 08 September 2007, 20:19 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Installation
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Aaron Griffin (phrakture)
Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08 Don't Panic
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Summary and Info:
Archlinux' install cd boots up and tries to detect addons on several volumes. As soon as a NTFS volume is tested, the boot process hangs. It reacts to certain events such as plugging in a usb device, but you are not able to proceed with the installation.

I've experienced this on the x86_64 install cd (Don't Panic, 2008.07), but I think i686 is affected by this bug as well.

Steps to Reproduce:
Install Windows on a NTFS partition at the beginning of a hdd and try to install archlinux to the space left.

Maybe it is not relevant where the NTFS partition lies (couldn't test it).
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Saturday, 08 September 2007, 20:19 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Alexander Foremny (harlekin) - Wednesday, 22 August 2007, 00:04 GMT
In fact this happens even if you want to boot into your system via this command:
arch root=/dev/sda4

If there's a NTFS partition, the boot process hangs while searching for addons as stated above. Here's a log:

:: Running Hook [arch-filesystems]
:: Loading root filesystem module... ext3
:: Running Hook [arch-remove]
:: Running Hook [arch-naim]
:: Running Hook [arch-addons]
Waiting for 10 seconds for usb/fw devices to come ready ...
Checking optical devices for addons ...
Looking for new config files on /dev/sr0, checking /config directory ...
No files found to copy in /config directory on media optical.
Looking for new packages to install on /dev/sr0, checking /packages directory ...
No new files found to copy and install in /packages directory on media /dev/sr0.
Checking storage devices for addons ...
Checking floppy devices for addons ...
Checking disk devices for addons ...
Looking for new config files on /dev/sda2, checking /config directory ...
No files found to copy in /config directory on media disk.
Looking for new packages to install on /dev/sda2, checking /packages directory ...
No new files found to copy and install in /packages directory on media /dev/sda2.
NTFS driver 2.1.28 [Flags: R/W MODULE].
NTFS volume version 3.1.

And then there's nothing happening any more.
Comment by Xavier (shining) - Wednesday, 22 August 2007, 09:59 GMT
That issue is reported everywhere in this thread :
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=35951
Not sure if any progress has been made though.

In any cases, I don't think that's a pacman bug :)
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Tuesday, 28 August 2007, 09:25 GMT
This is a bug in the "addons" loader. IMO, mounting every single partition while looking for addons is stupid anyway. I don't know why it hangs exactly, but we should introduce an option to disable loading addons in the next installer.
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Thursday, 06 September 2007, 17:50 GMT
my new archboot already includes the disabling of ntfs by default.
also disablehooks now works, it's stupid bash that doesn`t allow exporting of - in variables.
i`ll upload it soon
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Saturday, 08 September 2007, 20:19 GMT
fixed in 2007.08.1 ISOs

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