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Old 07-08-2014, 05:49 AM   #16
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I'm sorry but in your first post you said the following:
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I got my drives partitioned to dual boot windows 8 with no problems and finished the Debian install...no GUI.
Now you say that Debian isn't finished being installed. So which one is it?
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:14 AM   #17
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I'm running a fresh install now, I've downloaded the large image disc so at least I'll have a GUI to work with...hopefully. This is actually the second attempt with the full disc, the first failed to install GRUB (fatal error). I think I found the solution to that though. Fingers crossed!
Sorry, I missed this last part of your last post. If you've scrubbed the installed version then it's not the time to look for /etc/apt/sources.list That will be determined when you select a mirror appropriate to your location. Ex. I live in the UK and my repositories are found in ftp.uk.debian.org/debian.

My fingers are crossed.
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:16 PM   #18
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Same problem.
I didn't know that installing Debian becomes even harder these days - quite disappointing.
I think in my case this IPv6 is messing everything as I can ping the gateway, but nothing else as this stupid system is attempting to resolve IPv6 address of the remote mirror?
Same like Windows is trying to be smarter than the user.
Already tired.
 
Old 07-20-2014, 03:33 PM   #19
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During the install ipv4 & ipv6 are configured, which isn't a problem. ipv6 just allows for larger physical addresses to be used. Also you can disable ipv6 if you wish to.
 
Old 07-20-2014, 04:35 PM   #20
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Hi again.
But how if the grub hasn't been installed to the mbr yet?
I don't need to use GUI to install the operating system, but the wizard is not functioning properly.
This is messing up the whole installation process.
I really prefer to install OS the old Slackware way even if it takes 3x longer than carry on with the Debian wizard that has gone haywire.

I forgot to mention that it starts DHCP on IPv6 first then on IPv4

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Old 07-21-2014, 12:49 AM   #21
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This is actually the second attempt with the full disc, the first failed to install GRUB (fatal error). I think I found the solution to that though. Fingers crossed!
So it seems you did find a solution. Would you care to share with us what the solution was? Thanks.
jdk
 
Old 09-08-2016, 06:09 PM   #22
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OK old thread but I am baffled by the fact that NOBODY told the QP to do an NSLOOKUP on another computer (or the same computer on his Windows partition) of one of the mirrors to find the IP-address. Then manually enter that IP as the chosen mirror...

Last login: Thu Sep 8 23:58:41 on ttys000
stormybook:~ stormychel$ nslookup ftp.belnet.be
Server: 192.168.2.1
Address: 192.168.2.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
ftp.belnet.be canonical name = barbar.belnet.be.
Name: barbar.belnet.be
Address: 193.190.67.98
 
  


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