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Old 04-18-2004, 07:09 AM   #1
Duukkis
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Question Problem with Debian Sarge installing (maybe a bug)


I found Debian Sarge's installing a little hard, because I noticed some bugs. I would want to post them to Debian's bug tracking system, but I don't know the installing program's name. I guess that it's called "debian-installer" but I'm not sure. I encountered also less critical bugs but I got over them. Then the big problem itself, if it wouldn't be a bug:

The partitioning and base-install succeeded great, but when the system booted, I got problems. I forgot to say that I downloaded only the first Debian image with Jigdo about 2 weeks ago and no errors showed up. After booting I of course took off the cd. I put back the cd, when Debian requested it. When Apt configuration window appeared, I chose cdrom from the list and after that I get error: "Cannot access security updates". There was only <Ok> button and I pressed enter. After that, it didn't continue installing and I wasn't able to give any commands. I started to resolve the problem and first:
In /dev directory were cdrom, cdrom0 and hdb files (I'm not sure about hdb, but it was a block device however) linked to each other. cdrom was linked to cdrom0 and cdrom0 to hdb (or other block device). Second:
I didn't found any other "oddness" in the system (I'm a bit novice). Probably Debian Sarge doesn't support my cdrom/dvd device properly. Is there anybody other who have encountered the same problem? You can look out my hardware from the signature.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:16 AM   #2
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Now I noticed that there was already a post about the same problem: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rge+installing
I modified the /etc/apt/sources.list file and mounted cdrom (which worked) and now I have a new problem. I get:

Media Change: Please insert the disc labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux testing _Sarge_ - Official Snapshot i386 Binary-1 (20040330)' in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter

If I press enter the same message appears. Is there maybe something wrong in /etc/apt/sources.list ?
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:24 AM   #3
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i had a similar problem.

i found that the cd wasn't mounting properly.

mount the cd first using mount /cdrom (or whatever is in /etc/fstab) and then try again.

it worked for me.

Takis
 
Old 04-18-2004, 12:17 PM   #4
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Thanks, it worked!
 
  


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