Yesterday, I was trying to install Open Media Vault 6 on my Proxmox server. And the installer froze mid-setup after network configuration dialog. More specifically, it froze at DHCPv6 configuration since I have it disabled on my router.
Searching around, I found that I wasn’t alone and that it’s some kind of a bug in the Debian’s installer. I had faced it with OMV 5 as well. At that time, I just restarted the installer, hit cancel on the DHCPv6 dialog, and proceeded with normal installation.
This time I didn’t want to restart (purely out of laziness).
And then I found a 2 years-old post on r/crunchbangplusplus.
Here’s what to do
- Drop into another TTY with
grepthe dhclient processes that show reference to
ps | grep dhclient
- Kill those processes with
kill <PID>, where PID is the processes ID you determined in previous step
- Go back to the installer with
Alt+F1or to whatever TTY the installer started on
That’s it. The installer should now proceed without any problems.
I put this in a blog post because this bug has continued to sustain two major versions of OMV/Debian for more than 2 years apparently.