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Old 03-14-2013, 02:25 AM   #1
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Debian live 6.0.7 doesn't work


I've downloaded Debian live dvd from the official Debian live pages both via HTTP and via torrent:
http://www.debian.org/distrib/ (64-bit PC live torrents)
http://www.debian.org/CD/live/ (CD/DVD/USB, not the torrent).

Both images burned to the DVD failed the same way: 60 lines (given by wc from the live.log) of:

Quote:
cat: can't open '/sys/block/*/removable': No such file or directory
Then it ends up with:
(initramfs)

Any idea what's wrong?
My MoBo is Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H and the processor is Intel i3.
Linux Mint 14 MATE 64-bit (as live DVD) works fine.
 
Old 03-14-2013, 04:15 AM   #2
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Not sure what's wrong maybe the integrity of those files are corrupt.

Best to check with SHA256 in the terminal-
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToSHA256SUM

This is the page I obtained my ISO of Debian before I burned it to DVD/CD
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...64/iso-hybrid/

I specifically downloaded this one:
Code:
debian-live-6.0.7-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso
raw CD image (1.1GB)
I tried the netinstall and it was a nightmare.
I also stayed away from bit torrent (something seemed wrong)
 
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll try that too.
Downloaded it already and checked that SHA256 matched.
 
Old 03-14-2013, 04:03 PM   #4
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You might just want to get the regular install disk. They are quite reliable.

There are lots of them listed but you only need disk number 1. There is one of those for Gnome, KDE and Xfce/Lxde.

The other disks are just containers for the Debian Repos incase you are installing somewhere with no internet connection. That way you can have the whole deal on site.

Another thing you may want to concider is Debian 7 (Wheezy). Wheezy is pretty stable now. Particularly in comparison to other OS's. Debian has a rather strict definition of stable.

Wheezy has bee in "freeze" for a long time now. I am on it right now as it is what I have been using since Squeeze (Debian 6) became stable.

To tell the truth I think that right now Sid is about as stable as most releases. That will change when Wheezy is released.

wheezy is just realy stable on most hardware right now. Haven't had any problems for a long time on this box. I am running Xfce though and don't know about the other DE's and if there are problems with them. Don't see a lot of questions about them though so I suspect they are doing fine.
 
Old 03-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #5
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Thanks, I'll try that too.
Downloaded it already and checked that SHA256 matched.
Good. So; all is well and you now have Debian installed?
 
Old 03-14-2013, 09:13 PM   #6
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You might just want to get the regular install disk. They are quite reliable.

There are lots of them listed but you only need disk number 1. There is one of those for Gnome, KDE and Xfce/Lxde.

The other disks are just containers for the Debian Repos incase you are installing somewhere with no internet connection. That way you can have the whole deal on site.

Another thing you may want to concider is Debian 7 (Wheezy). Wheezy is pretty stable now. Particularly in comparison to other OS's. Debian has a rather strict definition of stable.

Wheezy has bee in "freeze" for a long time now. I am on it right now as it is what I have been using since Squeeze (Debian 6) became stable.

To tell the truth I think that right now Sid is about as stable as most releases. That will change when Wheezy is released.

wheezy is just realy stable on most hardware right now. Haven't had any problems for a long time on this box. I am running Xfce though and don't know about the other DE's and if there are problems with them. Don't see a lot of questions about them though so I suspect they are doing fine.
Hi!

I'm still running Debian 6.0.5 and it's been stable and rock solid-
Still supported right?
 
Old 03-14-2013, 10:38 PM   #7
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You are using 6.0.5 only if you have not downloaded updates. If you have used apt-get update recently, you are using 6.0.7.
 
Old 03-14-2013, 10:57 PM   #8
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You are using 6.0.5 only if you have not downloaded updates. If you have used apt-get update recently, you are using 6.0.7.
Does "aptitude" (for updates) provide me with 6.0.7?

Only use apt-get occasionally- -
 
Old 03-15-2013, 02:26 AM   #9
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I haven't got the chance to even burn the image yet.
I'm not even sure if I install debian. I think I will, if I can't get FreeBSD
working soon.

I just wanted to see what debian is like nowadays, and if ir runs OK on my HW.
I used to have Etch quite some time ago, but run into problems with it
(allowed the recommended updates) when it updated to Lenny.

For dual boot with Vista I had to use the alternate install, but the updating
half-updated Grub in the beginning of Linux partition to Grub2 on MBR,
and then nothing booted. I got kind of pissed, when I lost the manually installed
Ralink WiFi driver, since that was the only network connection. I had the machine upstairs
when the ADSL-modem and WiFi station were downstairs.

I guess I'm wiser now, and I think that Debian has changed in that respect too, so
that kinds of problems are probably in the past now.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 03:26 AM   #10
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Just be sure to check if your wireless driver needs non-free firmware, which would only be a problem if you want to do a netinstall using wireless. In which case you would need the firmware on a separate USB device while installing. Otherwise, the best method is to install from a disc or use a wired connection, and add the non-free stuff later.

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Does "aptitude" (for updates) provide me with 6.0.7?
The updated ISO images are simply 6.0.0 with the updates released since March two years ago. So 6.0.7 is 6.0.6 with the updates released after 6.0.6 was released. So if you have apt-get updated, you have 6.0.7 and can be released from all anxiety. Isn't life wonderful? And I bet you are wondering how I managed to use the word release so many times in such a short paragraph.

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Old 03-15-2013, 04:01 AM   #11
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To clarify just a bit, yes aptitude gets the same packages as apt-get does, they both use the only sources.list on your computer. Your computer only has one packages list.

A simple apt-get update and then upgrade will not keep your packages all upgraded. The same is true of aptitude update and then upgrade.

You really need to run apt-get dist-upgrade or aptitude full-upgrade to get the packages that require removing or adding a package to be upgraded.

Pretty sure that it used to be aptitude dist-upgrade too but it has been changed to full-upgrade. Don't know why. And I could be wrong.

Should be pretty easy to check by;
Code:
cat /etc/debian_version
Mine says 6.0.7.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 04:42 AM   #12
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Just be sure to check if your wireless driver needs non-free firmware, which would only be a problem if you want to do a netinstall using wireless. In which case you would need the firmware on a separate USB device while installing. Otherwise, the best method is to install from a disc or use a wired connection, and add the non-free stuff later.
There is no cabling in the upstairs, so using wired connection requires bringing the stuff downstairs. I wouldn't like to do that very often.

Does the release 6.0.7 support B75 chipset and ivy bridge (with integrated graphics)?
My MoBo is ga-b75m-d3h and the processor is i3.

My experiences of Live DVD weren't exactly convincing. :-)
 
Old 03-15-2013, 05:35 AM   #13
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I only know the general procedure, since I do not use wireless. The best I can do is direct you to this http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...h06s04.html.en.
I hope it helps.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #14
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No worries, that WiFi-card has been in kernel for quite some time now.
The problems with WiFi and Debian update I referred to happened some years ago.

At the moment I'm worried about the Live 6.0.7 not starting up.
I wonder if the actual installation works better then...
 
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@Ztcoracat: Debian squeeze is "Debian 6" that's all you need to know - the 6.0.x point releases are irrelevant as once you update - as you should regularly (i.e. once week) - you will be running whatever are the latest versions of packages.

The 6.0.x releases really only refer to the iso images. Think of them as "update roll ups"... they cannot release different iso images without bumping the version.

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