LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 03-06-2007, 12:53 AM   #1
complete
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: St. Louis, USA
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Installin Debian


The time has come. I have started to install Debian Linux on my old laptop.

I have gotten this iso file and expanded it to a CD which I have moved to the laptop.

http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/we...-xfce-CD-1.iso

From what I have read so far from the installation guide, the next thing for me to do is to boot off of the CD drive.

The only thing I am wondering right now is this. Since this is an installation using just once CD (I double checked the readme file, and it is), does this mean that I am required to be on the internet when I install this version of Debian?
 
Old 03-06-2007, 12:56 AM   #2
rickh
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
Distribution: Debian-Lenny/Sid 32/64 Desktop: Generic AMD64-EVGA 680i Laptop: Generic Intel SIS-AC97
Posts: 4,250

Rep: Reputation: 59
Why are you double posting. If you can't figure out that that is not acceptable here, you are not ready for Debian.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 12:24 PM   #3
revenge80200
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Chicago
Distribution: Lenny & Xp
Posts: 238

Rep: Reputation: 30
Complete,

Take a look at rickh's signature line:
Quote:
Search engines are God's special gift to Linux users. Use one before you ask your question.
If you are not able to get past that point, it means you have not been doing enough reading. Someone will answer your question, because it is an easy one, but you will just run into another one and get hung up. Go to [HTML]debian.org[/HTML] install page and read the thing top to bottom before trying anything, better yet, read and compare it to the one in LQ.org.

Do this and you will be up and running in no time.
Eric.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 01:38 PM   #4
craigevil
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: OZ
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 4,732
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 454Reputation: 454Reputation: 454Reputation: 454Reputation: 454
Debian GNU/Linux Installation Guide
http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/i386/

Release Notes for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 ("etch"), Intel x86
http://www.debian.org/releases/testi...release-notes/

Would be a good place to start READING.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 09:05 PM   #5
complete
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: St. Louis, USA
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Sorry. I did not mean to double post.
I am installing the OS as I type this.
FYI, not all ISO programs are the same.
The one I was using did not create a
boot sector like Nero does.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 10:12 PM   #6
JimBass
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: New York City
Distribution: Debian Sid 2.6.32
Posts: 2,100

Rep: Reputation: 48
Any .iso image that you "burn as image" will indeed have an autoboot feature, as long as the people who made the iso put one there. And I can assure you, the Debian team always puts one there. I would suspect you didn't burn as an image, but just tried to burn the literal .iso file to a disk, which is not what should be done. Once again, it comes down to reading directions.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 03-07-2007, 12:09 AM   #7
war1025
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: Debian: Squeeze AMD64
Posts: 318

Rep: Reputation: 31
my they are merciless... but they are right, do your homework.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 12:35 AM   #8
complete
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: St. Louis, USA
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I have installed Debian with the "limited features" single CD. The install went well. The first image that came up during the installation looked a little scewed and I asked around for a digital camera to make a snapshot but noone had one handy.

It was an Omen.

Afte the installation completed, the system asked me to remove the CD and reboot.

The reboot seemed to go well too.

But then the screen was blank.

What I am guessing is that I should have read the minimal requirements for the screen resolution. That or I have to do the complete 23 CD installation.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 12:40 AM   #9
JimBass
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: New York City
Distribution: Debian Sid 2.6.32
Posts: 2,100

Rep: Reputation: 48
The screen is blank after an install. By default Debian installs no graphical interface, it is command line only. If the box has an internet connection, issuing commands like
Code:
apt-get install gnome
apt-get install kde
apt-get install xfce
(pick any 1)

will get you a graphical interface. All the single install CD does more or less is get you online so you can download all the rest of the software you want.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 03-07-2007, 12:45 AM   #10
Sepero
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 733
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 30
1. No, you are not required to have an internet connection.
2. If you burned the image correctly, then it should boot directly from the CD.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 12:48 AM   #11
JimBass
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: New York City
Distribution: Debian Sid 2.6.32
Posts: 2,100

Rep: Reputation: 48
Quote:
Afte the installation completed, the system asked me to remove the CD and reboot.

The reboot seemed to go well too.

But then the screen was blank.
He has it installed Sepero, he just doesn't have X running.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 03-07-2007, 12:54 AM   #12
craigevil
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: OZ
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 4,732
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 454Reputation: 454Reputation: 454Reputation: 454Reputation: 454
Actually if he used the XFCE iso it should have installed xfce without asking. Chances are xorg simply isn't configured properly or he may need a video driver.


Do you have a command prompt (blinking cursor) or a completely blank screen?
 
Old 03-07-2007, 01:25 AM   #13
complete
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: St. Louis, USA
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
It is completely blank.

And I installed the version with the XFCE:

http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/we...-xfce-CD-1.iso
 
Old 03-07-2007, 03:35 AM   #14
Sepero
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 733
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 30
If you want, you can press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to a terminal.

But I actually suggest a reinstall. You may have neglected to read some important steps.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 05:56 PM   #15
complete
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: St. Louis, USA
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I am using this version:

http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/we...-xfce-CD-1.iso

Which is a single disk version of "ETCH"

(I have also made the 23 CD's of "ETCH" from here http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/we...s/i386/iso-cd/
and they are ready if I need to use them)

Here is what happens. I turn on the computer and it gives some sort of warning in white letters
in a red box that says that there is no partition. I figure that this is OK since that is how
I remember setting up the system. I thought that there was no issue with it having no partition
anyway.

Shortly after this, it gives me a menu option to pick from a default version or a single user option.

If I pick the default version it eventually goes to a blank screen

If I pick the single user option it eventually goes to a command prompt.

Then, if I type:
startx

it will also go to a blank screen.

So, thinking that the problem must be with the fact that my laptop has an ancient screen resolution,
I decided to connect a more modern monitor to the laptop and try again. This time, it pretty much the same
as it did before except for the very end there was a different error instead of a blank screen.

I got a coworker to take some digital snapshots of the process. The first are blurry bu they get clearer.

http://www.gelsana.com/debian/100_2411.JPG

It says:
Partition doesn't exist
Save to Disk feature is disabled
Hit any key to exit.
The next screen shows the menu for starting in single user mode:
[url]http://www.gelsana.com/debian/100_2412.JPG[/img]

Here are the following screens after I select single user mode:
http://www.gelsana.com/debian/100_2413.JPG
http://www.gelsana.com/debian/100_2414.JPG
http://www.gelsana.com/debian/100_2415.JPG
http://www.gelsana.com/debian/100_2416.JPG
http://www.gelsana.com/debian/100_2417.JPG
http://www.gelsana.com/debian/100_2418.JPG
http://www.gelsana.com/debian/100_2419.JPG
http://www.gelsana.com/debian/100_2420.JPG

Here is the part that is different, it shows this warning instead of a blank screen:
http://www.gelsana.com/debian/100_2422.JPG
 
  


Reply

Tags
debian, install, laptop


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installin Programs.. BeachBum Fedora - Installation 9 09-07-2005 05:35 PM
Installin Cd burner stress Linux - Hardware 5 04-29-2005 01:37 AM
installin debian 3.0 r4 from ISO on coLinux 0.6.1 piratu Debian 1 02-17-2005 06:26 PM
"INstallin Sarge Debian Thru Hard Disk" manikantha Linux - Distributions 1 02-08-2005 06:15 PM
Installin Mozilla 1.4 PionexUser Linux - Newbie 2 07-17-2003 09:28 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration