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Re: f11b i386 install demands a net connection

On Wed, 1 Apr 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Apr 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> >   again, doing i386 and x86_64 installs in parallel, the i386
> > install demands that i *need* a network interface to continue, but
> > neither of these systems is connected to the net -- i want to do
> > just DVD-based installs for both of them.
> >
> >   the x86_64 install is at the point where it's askimg me for my
> > choice of software, but the i386 install has already aborted.  a
> > second attempt produced the same results for i386.
> >
> >   and, no, i definitely did not select the rawhide repository for
> > additional software.  has anyone else seen this?  i'm going to try
> > a third time to make sure it happens again.
>   ok, i've tried this again a couple of times for each type of
> install, and now i fail invariably because the install *insists*
> that i need an active net connection to continue based on my
> software repositories.
>   this disgnostic is displayed after i format my filesystems and
> before i've even *selected* which repositories i want to use during
> the install.  weirdly, i got past this point to the software
> selection phase not that long ago on the x86_64 install but now,
> both installs fail, demanding that they need a net connection to
> continue.

  one more followup, just to prove i'm really trying to reproduce
this.  parallel installs from scratch, but the x86_64 install made it
past the requirement for a net connection and is now at the software
selection screen, while the i386 install got hung up demanding a net
connection again.  and i really did those installs identically up to
that point.

  the obvious question -- why is the install telling me i need a net
connection based on my selected software repositories when i haven't
even reached the point where i've *selected* my repositories?

  i'm guessing that if i tried this again, i'd get relatively random
results.  thoughts?


Robert P. J. Day
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