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Bug#386244: tasksel 'Desktop environment' task hangs

Joey Hess wrote:
Chris Lale wrote:
It is a netinst CD (100-150 MB)

I suspect you didn't have the CD in the drive when you were running
tasksel standalone. I've identified a case that can make it hang, if apt
wants something from the CD and it's not in the drive.

Yes, you are right - there was no CD in the drive.

I'm unsure how this would happen when the installer is running. It could
happen if you managed to eject the CD in the midst of the install,
that's all I can think of.

The install is in two halves. At the end of the first half you are prompted to remove the CD. The system then reboots from the hard disc. So, the second half of the install proceeds without a CD in the drive. I think this accounts for the problem. There is no message about re-inserting the CD as far as I can remember. I don't recall this happening with previous installers.

Why can't the installer just comment out both the CD source lines in /etc/apt/source.list? Surely the CD is no longer needed once the remote mirror is added?


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