Bug#507919: Etch-and-a-half stuck at installing standard task
> From: Frans Pop [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: December 5, 2008 6:10 PM
> tags 507919 + unreproducible
> On Friday 05 December 2008, Peter McGill wrote:
> > Comments/Problems:
> > After selecting install standard system (no other tasks),
> the install
> > gets stuck on Select and install software 8% Please wait...
> > Nothing further happens, and I do not see a prompt for this, but it
> > seems like it's waiting for me to answer? On the third
> attempt, I tried
> > a different mirror but got the same results.
> Unfortunately we cannot avoid the error nor catch it. The
> only thing you
> can try is to manually kill the process from a debug shell.
> The error itself does indicate a problem with the mirror(s),
> and not with
> the installer itself. Your best option is to try a totally different
> I've just successfully completed installs using 40r5
> etchnhalf netinst
> images for both amd64 and i386 using the ftp.nl.debian.org
> mirror in the
> Exactly which mirrors did you use?
debian.yorku.ca First 2 failures
debian.mirror.rafal.ca Third failure
ftp.ca.debian.org Fourth failure
Verified iso & cd with md5sum...Match
ftp.ca.debian.org Fifth attempt, Worked!
> > Not sure if it's possibly related to these previous security and
> > volatile download errors?
> No. If you look at /target/etc/apt/sources.list you should
> see the lines
> for those sources commented out, so they are not actually used.
> The fact that those fail too could indicate more general networking
> problems. Both services worked fine for me.
It might have something to do with the transparent http proxy on the LAN?
I've never installed with any proxy in place before.
Anyway, I now have successful install. Thanks for your help.
IT Systems Analyst
Gra Ham Energy Limited