Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173333
Installer only proposes 'reboot' or 'retry' on read error for component
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:17 EST
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Description of problem:
The CD I burned the Fedora Core 4 installation disk 1 had an error.
Installation goes smoothly until anaconda tries reading a package that was not readable on the CD. It pops a dialog showing only two buttons 'reboot' and 'retry'.
I would have choose the 'ignore' button if there were one.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Burn a FC4 CD Disk 1 with an error
2. Install normally, selecting the component that produces the erroneous read.
Actual Results: The dialog only proposes 'reboot' and 'retry' options.
Expected Results: I would have liked a 'ignore' button that would have skip this package but kept the installation going. I'm sure it wouldn't have caused troubles as the unreadable package was ghostview, not mandatory for a running system.
The problem with this solution is that the package corrupted might be a
dependency of a already installed package.The installer doesnt have any list or
package specific knowledge of what counts as 'important'. In a future release, a
rescue mode might help is such situations
Meanwhile, checking that the disk is ok using the mediacheck option available in
the start of the installation would help avoid this.