Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 41094
The installer hangs and loops when not able to read a package RPM from the CD-ROM
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
While installing packages, the installer could not read one package RPM. It
stops and complains that it can't open the file and the dialog box has only
an OK-button. There is no way of correcting the problem (exchanging the CD
or skipping the package). At least no obvious way or anything described in
the installation guide. The only way of getting out is to kill the
installation with CTRL-ALT-DEL or from the other consoles.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select a CD-ROM made from ISO-images and a CD-reader that doesn't work
2. Select a package that the installer can't read the proper file for, from
3. Wait until the installer tries to install the RPM.
Installation terminated prematurely with messed up
filesystems and an unbootable system. Solution is (hopefully, because I'm
doing it right now) to transfer the ISO-images to the HD and doing a HD
The dialog box should present the problem and ask:
1. Try the same file again?
2. Try another location (eject the CD and try another one, or HD)?
3. Skip this package and continue?
Skipping the package could be a potentially very bad idea. We don't provide
that option because we don't know what other packages may require that one. If
the package in question was glibc or the kernel, the system would be unbootable.
I would recommend redownloading the ISOs and trying again.