Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101397
Installer crashes on missing CD
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:28 EDT
Please give as many details as possible on the problem you are experiencing.
There isn't much, but since what I posted seems lost...
While installing the Severn CD at home, as the third CD came up, I discovered
that I had left that CD at the office. So I cancelled. The system hung hard.
No reaction to key presses of any sort. Eventually I resorted to power cycling
the system. I had expected it to result in a system with not all features
installed. A less desireable, but also acceptable choice, would be to post a
dialog box saying: "The third CD is required. Without it installation cannot
complete. Please install an operating system. <<REBOOT NOW>>", and then reboot
At this point, since I had wiped the disk, and I couldn't install Severn, I
installed a different distribution. So beyond this point I can't comment.
(However, this weekend I got a notice that Red Hat had deactivated my "demo"
account..so I won't be able to even continue with the copy that I got installed.
Pretty good for a first public beta. But that *is* my work computer, so Severn
can't stay on it, esp. since I can't get the upgrades anymore.)
How did you 'cancel' the install - as far as I know there is no option to do this.
You are correct. As I said the only way to cancel was to power cycle the
computer. Vile, but it was the only choice.
There really is no other alternative at that point of an install. If we have
gone partially through the package transaction set and you have to reboot its
going to probably cause issues. It was discussed extensively a couple of years
ago and we agreed adding a 'Skip' or 'Abort' button was not the correct
solution. We added the mediacheck to help people verify they had a complete CD
set before starting the install, which has helped alot of people.