[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #185: Missing 3rd CD results in broken install

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Fri Nov 6 07:29:05 PST 2009

#185: Missing 3rd CD results in broken install
 Reporter:  christopher_lees            |       Owner:       
     Type:  defect                      |      Status:  new  
 Priority:  major                       |   Milestone:       
Component:  Installer                   |     Version:  7.1.1
 Keywords:  broken install, missing cd  |  
 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.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/185>
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