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Online Update during install hangs PC
  • From: David Wright <david.wright@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 16:56:05 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605021656.05330.david.wright@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Just a warning, currently it seems that trying to do an online update during
the install causes the system to hang - on my machine it tried to download
the Kernel package, but after 2 hours it was still at 0%.

There doesn't seem to be a timeout on this process and all user action buttons
other than help are greyed out. The only solution was to reset the machine
and start the install from scratch - the update happens before any passwords
have been given, so, although the machine boots to a login prompt (it doesn't
start the installation process where it left off), not even the root account
is accessible because it hasn't been given a password and an empty password
doesn't work...

I've reported this as bug 171588.

I am not sure if this was a server issue, a synchronisation issue or a duff
package issue, but currently if the process hangs, there is no way of
proceeding with the install.

"I got to go figure," the tenant said. "We all got to figure. There's some way
to stop this. It's not like lightning or earthquakes. We've got a bad thing
made by men, and by God that's something we can change."
- The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

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