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Hello, I got tired of dealing with Suse on my desktop, felt that this would be a good time to try out debian. So, I tried to use a netinstall since I didn't feel like downloading all those discs.
So, I got the base system installed from the netinst cd and I got through the setup up to the point where I set up apt, and that never works. If I choose to go through ftp, every repo refuses to connect, and if I go through http, I get a gzip error that stdin isn't in gzip format, and another error that certain files aren't available.
I happen to know that the DCHP on my school's network is particularly slow, and that my dchpc kept timing out on a slackware install. So, I suspect that my slow dchp is preventing me from getting an internet connection. How do I give it more time before timing out? Thanks.
Well, it appears that the dchp isn't the problem. I have indeed been assigned an IP address, however with each repo, the screen sits at "connecting to <repo name>" for a long time, until I finally get an error screen saying that apt reports "Failed to fetch" "connection timed out" and "some index files failed to download"
Well etch beta 3 doesn't want to detect my proxy so the old sarge installer probably won't either. I had to set debconf priority (press ESC during installation and its near the end of the menu) to low and enter it manually. Hope you get it working.