Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 452937
Installing from DVD but prompted for Disc 1 after component selection
Last modified: 2008-10-24 15:06:36 EDT
Description of problem:
When installing via the GUI from the Fedora 9 DVD and opting to include several
components to be downloaded and installed immediately, the installation process
says that it is connecting to download the packages. After a few minutes, I got
a prompt to insert Disc 1. I thought this was strange since I was using the DVD!
I tried to dowload the i386 Disc 1 CD, but that was not effective.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I only tried this once, and opted to try downloading the CDs instead of wasting
more time on the DVD. Several other people have experienced the exact same
problem (see thread here: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=191400)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a new installation of the Fedora 9 OS from the DVD image
2. Use the GUI to install
3. Select many of the optional components, particularly those to do with
authoring, web hosting, web development, etc.
Can you attach /tmp/anaconda.log to this bug report?
Did you enable the "Additional Fedora Software" repo on the first
package-related screen? That's the only reason I can think of for it to be
I will be happy to attach the requested log, but I have to go back and repeat
the steps with the DVD (which will have to wait until late tonight), and I also
will need instructions on how to actually save the log file - I'm afraid I'm
pretty much brand-new to Linux, and don't know how to access a log file without
the OS being functional. In addition, once I received the prompt to insert Disc
1 I seemed to be unable to back out of it, so unless there's some keyboard
shortcut or something then I will be stuck at that prompt.
To answer your other question, I believe I did opt for "Additional Fedora
Software". If that's the point at which you select additional optional
components to be installed during the OS installation, then that answer is
definitely a "yes."
Sorry I'm being vague - again, REALLY wet behind the ears here.
Okay, I'm repeating the steps, and I DEFinitely clicked "Additional Fedora
Software", and also selected "Customize now".
I still don't know how to get to the anaconda log while amidst an installation,
but if it's helpful, the project that's being downloaded when the prompt for
Disc 1 came back was kdelibs-common-4.0.3-7.fc9.i386
I had the same problem whilst installing
tomcat5-jasper-eclipse-5.2.26-1jpp.2.fc9.x86_64. I also selected Additional
Fedora Software and customized.
*** Bug 454321 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I just tried the DVD installation under a vmware VM, selected the "Additional
Fedora Software" option, and it prompted for disc 1 to be inserted. I started
over, same options but did not select "Additional Fedora Software", and it did
I did another fresh install with "Additional Fedora Software" selected to and it
did not show the "insert disc 1" prompt. I tried a couple more times but could
not reproduce the problem, so it seems like the "insert disc" behavior may be
related to the availability of the "additional software" repository mirror which
was used at the time.
Woo. I tried to reproduce this bug with the F10Beta (snapshot 3) DVD and got some different (but equally wrong) behavior.
I selected the Rawhide repo (equivalent to the Additional Fedora Software checkbox), which prompted me to bring up the network. OK, fine.
I then proceeded to enable the Window Manager group and request 3 packages that only exist in the Rawhide repo - WindowMaker, fluxconf, and fluxbox.
The resulting system installed only 265 packages - but included the 3 requested ones!
Attaching anaconda.log and the anaconda-ks.cfg.
Created attachment 321349 [details]
Created attachment 321350 [details]
How did we end up with all those -[package] lines? I don't remember requesting that 'yum' be removed, or 'openssh-clients'. Sure made getting these logs tricky.
I just did an x86_64 install of snapshot 3 under KVM following your instructions. A quick post-reboot check shows:
# rpm -qa | wc -l
WindowMaker and the fluxbox packages are installed. The anaconda-ks.cfg file does not have a million - lines in it, and the three extra packages I selected are listed as well. So I'm not sure what happened on your install, but I'm willing to close this one as RAWHIDE. If we hit this weirdo issue again we can open a new one, I suppose.