Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235579
failed extras download during install breaks the installer
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:35 EDT
If I enable the Extras packages during install and a package fails to download
then the installer cannot continue, thinking the CD is wrong.
At a point during installing the packages it popped up an error dialog saying it
failed to copy a package and gave me the option of reboot or retry. I clicked
retry but it then said it couldn't read the file. I don't remember the exact
sequence of events but it then said I had the wrong disc in (I used the DVD
install disc, which passed a media test), so I reinserted the disc but it
continued to say it was the wrong disc and that I needed to insert disc "-99".
I noted the following on one of the virtual terminals after the problem
happened: (I can't copy from the terminal, so I'll type it with the gist of what
WARNING : Try 1/10 for <file> failed
WARNING : Try 2/10 for <file> failed
WARNING : Failed to get <file> from mirror
INFO : Switching from CD  to -99 for
I put <file> in where it showed the url for the file it was trying to download
(bittorrent-gui), and the INFO line is the last one on the terminal and it ends
just like I typed it.
I cannot continue with the install because it insists I insert CD "-99" and give
me no other option than "OK" at any point.
I expect the installer to know that it can't download a file and give a more
accurate error to that effect. It should also correctly retry downloading the
file when I click "retry" rather than trying to read the file from some
Clearly the installer has gotten into a non-resolvable loop here, looking for CD
-99 so I have to abort the install. What I would also appreciate here is a
"cancel" button which brings up another dialog asking if I'm sure, and giving me
the option of saving a kickstart file somewhere.
I'm using the FC6 DVD image written to a DVD to install, and not using any
Sorry - just to be completely accurate: I used the i386 DVD image and was
installing onto an Intel Celeron D machine with 512mb RAM.
requested by Jams Antill
Lots of work has gone into this area since FC6. Is this better in F8?
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