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Old 05-22-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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Cannot install Debian squeeze


I am stuck! Made the cd and been trying all day to install Debian squeeze it gets stuck in the select and install software reaches about 67% and I get message A installation step failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip it and choose something else. The failing step is select and install software. Help! It won't get past this. I select continue and try to install software again and get the same message. I am plugged in with Ethernet and have internet access. I am trying to install the desktop.

Sorry but I don't know my hardware it is an Asus eeepc 701 4g 512mb Intel Processor.

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Old 05-22-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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Maybe the cd is corrupt specially if installation stops at this point.
What I would recommend is when the installer asks for what type of system you want desktop, servers etc unselect everything. After this only the grub would be installed. You can then reboot and run aptitude and select the packages you want. If some package fails then we would know which package us failing actually.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-22-2011, 05:11 PM   #3
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I had tried the integrity check on the cd and it passed. Would that matter?
 
Old 05-22-2011, 06:10 PM   #4
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Try another mirror.
 
Old 05-22-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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I did try another mirror and still didn't work
 
Old 05-22-2011, 11:29 PM   #6
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Did you check the md5sum to make sure the download was clean?
 
Old 05-23-2011, 03:54 PM   #7
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What I am suggesting here is do _not_ install the full cd/dvd. Install only the bare basic packages. When you come to the screen during installation where it asks you if you want a standard desktop or a mail server or http server just unselect everything and continue the installation.
You will get aptitude installed and with that you can install whatever packages you want.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-23-2011, 07:26 PM   #8
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What I am suggesting here is do _not_ install the full cd/dvd. Install only the bare basic packages. When you come to the screen during installation where it asks you if you want a standard desktop or a mail server or http server just unselect everything and continue the installation.
You will get aptitude installed and with that you can install whatever packages you want.
Hope this helps.
That certainly works well for me. Not sure the OP wants to do it that manually.
 
Old 05-23-2011, 07:30 PM   #9
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The OP mentioned in another thread that he managed to install the Debian+LXDE.

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