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Starcluster start cluster stuck at Configuring passwordless ssh for root

From: Jonathan Goodson <no email>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:19:01 -0400

I followed the Quick-Start instructions at almost exactly, only changing a couple names. When I try to start the cluster everything works fine, it starts up two m1.small instances in my EC2 account, and successfully goes through the whole startup, until it gets to Configuring passwordless ssh for root, and then stops, and stays there indefinitely (I stopped it after 45 minutes and terminated the cluster)

I don't even know where to start to try to figure out what is going on since it doesn't give me any error and I am not sure how to debug the script.

computer:~ jonathan$ starcluster start myfirstcluster
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>>> Using default cluster template: smallcluster
>>> Validating cluster template settings...
>>> Cluster template settings are valid
>>> Starting cluster...
>>> Launching a 2-node cluster...
>>> Creating security group _at_sc-myfirstcluster...
>>> Waiting for cluster to come up... (updating every 30s)
>>> Waiting for all nodes to be in a 'running' state...
2/2 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 100%
>>> Waiting for SSH to come up on all nodes...
2/2 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 100%
>>> Waiting for cluster to come up took 1.284 mins
>>> The master node is
>>> Setting up the cluster...
>>> Configuring hostnames...
2/2 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 100%
>>> Creating cluster user: None (uid: 1001, gid: 1001)
2/2 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 100%
>>> Configuring scratch space for user(s): sgeadmin
2/2 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 100%
>>> Configuring /etc/hosts on each node
2/2 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 100%
>>> Starting NFS server on master
>>> Configuring NFS exports path(s):
>>> Mounting all NFS export path(s) on 1 worker node(s)
1/1 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 100%
>>> Setting up NFS took 0.078 mins
>>> Configuring passwordless ssh for root
Received on Fri Mar 30 2012 - 16:19:03 EDT
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