Description of problem:
Anaconda errors out when it runs out of mirrors to try and calls it an unrecoverable error. (Error 256)
When on a poor internet connection (occasionally loses connection), most of the time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have an internet connection that will disconnect from time to time.
2. Run the installer (I was using BFO, should do the same with netinstall).
Installation errored out.
Installation errors out with an option to retry download.
Try running in the terminal (CTRL+ALT+F2):
while true; do anaconda-yum <options from tty>; done # This will continually run the anaconda-yum installer, and that appears to resume downloads where it left off, which indicates that there could be restart functionality. Needs to be exited with CTRL+c.
chroot /mnt/sysimage # in order to install and configure grub, and to set a root password for the install system.
grub2-install /dev/sda && grub2-mkconfig /boot/grub2/grub.cfg # Installs grub so that it can be booted. May need to change for EFI setups.
passwd # Pick a root password.
exit # get out of chroot
reboot # reboot to new, installed system.
Please attach the log files from /tmp at the time of the failure. What version of the installer are you using? Does this problem still occur in Fedora 21? Anaconda does perform some retry attempts, but not all network errors are recoverable, and anaconda will not retry forever.
I was unable to reproduce with Fedora 21/Rawhide.
Sorry that it took so long to get back, but I haven't been able to test on Rawhide for awhile.