The setup executable that launches the Linux installer sometimes hangs. Instead of resolving the J2SE location and starting the install wizard, the wrapper hangs and returns the following messages:
Chcking available disk space.... Checking Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment.... Extracting Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment.... Deleting temporary files.....
This issue is seen only in some versions of Linux, and seems to depend on environment settings, especially the presence of the JAVA_HOME variable.
To work around this issue: