SOLVED (see my answer below)

Magento 2 installation with sample data gets stuck at 73%. The last thing it installs is:

Module 'Magento_WidgetSampleData':
Installing data... 

I have set max_execution_time = 1800 and memory_limit = 2G in php.ini.

  • Sometimes it happens that the progress stuck at some point but the installation completes. Just check with your DB if the last table is wishlist_item_option, installation is complete. Or you can open your URL in new tab. Jan 24, 2017 at 14:14
  • @JaiminSutariya there is a wishlist_item_option table, but when I go to my site it shows only html content with images without any styling. This is like 5th time I try to install it, but it just stops at 73%.
    – rits
    Jan 24, 2017 at 14:35
  • @RaphaelatDigitalPianism I have nginx not apache. Also I already have a Magento 2 installation that works completely fine. This one that gets stuck at 73% is different version and comes with sample data.
    – rits
    Jan 24, 2017 at 14:55

1 Answer 1


I guess installation was complete, but just showed that it was stuck like @JaiminSutariya said. I just had to go to the website and run sudo php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy, because it only showed html content without any styling.

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