Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#185 closed System Defect (fixed)

Missing 3rd CD results in broken install

Reported by: christopher_lees Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 8.0
Component: Installer Version: 7.1.1
Keywords: broken install, missing cd Cc: trac-bugs@…


I recently tried installing PC-BSD 7.1.1 x86 into Virtualbox using CDs 1 and 2.

When asked about the additional optional software, I selected some, and had neglected to read the bit about it requiring the third CD.

When it had virtually finished the install and asked for the third CD, I had to click Cancel because I didn't have it. The installer told me that I'd be aborting the install and rebooted the machine.

The new system came up to a text prompt. My user account hadn't been created. I started kdm manually, and basically the system was pretty broken - su didn't work, there was no networking, etc. It seems that some of what the installer is meant to do, happens after dealing with the 3rd CD, and if there is software to be installed from there and the user cancels, this extra configuration doesn't get done.

If the user cancels at the "Please insert CD 3" prompt, the installer should carry on and configure the system as normal. Instead, it fails to configure the system, leaving it pretty broken.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by kris

  • Milestone set to 8.0
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is corrected in PC-BSD 8.0

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