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Old 06-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Unable to install Debian 5


Hello,
I'm trying to install Debian 5 from the DVD #1. After I choose either Install/Graphical Install, the screen remains black and nothing happens. I have to reboot from the reset button, CTRL+ALT+DEL does not work.
When installing in text mode, it seems to stop right after the Booting Kernel and there's a bug saying "Timer not connected...."
If you have any advices I'd appreciate it!
Thanks!
 
Old 06-07-2009, 05:02 PM   #2
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Try using the
noapic
option at boot. I'm not sure which key you should hit to get to the boot prompt, but it should help.
 
Old 06-07-2009, 05:02 PM   #3
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When installing in text mode, it seems to stop right after the Booting Kernel and there's a bug saying "Timer not connected...."
Chances are it's not a bug.It's more likely to be a kernel panic error message.
Have you tried any of the boot options such as noapic?.

Somewhere in the installer menu are boot options/parameters.
I'm sure i have an old Lenny disc around,I'll have a look and post back.
 
Old 06-07-2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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Ok,just tried the disc.
If you select help from the installer menu you will have a command prompt at the bottom of the screen.
Try install noapic then hit enter.
See how that goes.
 
Old 06-07-2009, 05:24 PM   #5
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You're right, the bug thing I get too when my Ubuntu starts up.
Gonna try the noapic and get back with the results.
Thanks.
 
Old 06-07-2009, 05:34 PM   #6
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No effect. Stops at:
Code:
Booting the Kernel.
 
Old 06-07-2009, 05:39 PM   #7
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Can you post the full error message?.
Maybe you need another boot parameter.
 
Old 06-07-2009, 05:47 PM   #8
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Try combining the noapic option with
nolapic_timer
I had a problem like that sometime ago...
 
Old 06-07-2009, 05:53 PM   #9
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Can you post the full error message?.
Maybe you need another boot parameter.
There's no other error messages ....
I've just installed VirtualBox on my Ubuntu, it works in the virtual machine to boot, but not on my laptop.
Does that help?

I'll also try to combine the boot parameters, thanks guys!
 
Old 06-07-2009, 07:00 PM   #10
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It worked, adding the nolapic_timer ! Thanks!
 
  


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