Boxstarter window closes before I can read the error message

Aug 20, 2014 at 5:29 PM
I tried using the Boxstarter web launcher today to set up a new machine. However, chocolatey.org is currently "offline for maintenance" and requests to http://chocolatey.org/install.ps1 fail with a 503 error. This causes the script to fail, but the reason is not obvious just from observing the console window.

The console displays the following:
Boxstarter may need to reboot your system.
Please provide your password so that Boxstarter may automatically log you on.
Your password will be security stored and encrypted.
Autologon Password: **********
Boxstarter: Successfully authenticated password.
Boxstarter: Disabling Automatic Updates from Windows Update
Boxstarter: Chocolatey not installed. Downloading and installing...
Boxstarter: Enabling Automatic Updates from Windows Update
Type ENTER to exit:
At this point, I can press Enter and a red error will be briefly displayed in the console, but the window closes before I can read the message.

I would expect this error would be displayed immediately when it occurs, rather than waiting for me to press Enter. Even better, Boxstarter should handle this and display its own error, perhaps something like "Boxstarter: Failed to install Chocolatey, see boxstarter.log for details."
Coordinator
Aug 21, 2014 at 4:39 PM
Thanks for bringing this up. This is definitely something that needs to be addressed.
Coordinator
Aug 21, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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