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Old 05-22-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
anri
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bootstrap files are corrupted while installing debian etch


Hi all,

I'm a @ linux and have been trying to install debian etch on my Pentium 4 system but I get bootstrap warning. Apparently the Vic-common and tiny files are corrupted. Any idea on how to fix this ? BTW, I've checked the integrity of the DVD and it is valid. Thanks a lot.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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When do you get this warning?
I have a feeling it should be "vim-common" not "vic-common", as Debian installs vim tiny in a standard install. This is an editor, if you can access Synaptic, you can try un-installing vim tiny and reinstall it. You can also use apt or aptitude from the command line to do this. You can also choose not to install vim-tiny and install vim instead to get full features of vim.
EDIT: If you still get the errors after reinstalling from the DVD, download the files and dependencies from a repository and install them with dpkg from command line within the download directory, or disable the DVD in your sources list and Synaptic will download from a repository, do this by putting a hash "#" at the beginning of the DVD line in /etc/apt/sources.list. Make sure to have a valid repository in the sources.list.
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/

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Old 05-22-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
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You can also check and see if you have other editors installed, I'm pretty sure "gedit" should also be installed. You can also edit files in GUI mode from the Super User file browser. Which means you can just un-install vim tiny and not reinstall it. Vim is my preferred command line editor. To learn how to use it, type: 'vimtutor' without the quotes in a terminal.
 
Old 05-23-2007, 12:44 AM   #4
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When do you get this warning?
I have a feeling it should be "vim-common" not "vic-common", as Debian installs vim tiny in a standard install.
You're correct. It is indeed vim-common and I get the warning while the DVD installer is installing the base system. I'm trying to install debian etch on a new hard disk without any previous operating system. FYI, I'm installing debian etch by typing boot:expert since I want to avoid DHCP. For now I stick to openSUSE 10.2, while I'm trying to install debian again using your suggestion. I'll let you know. Thanks a lot for the suggestion.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 11:41 PM   #5
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I've finally managed to install debian etch on my system just by typing expert at boot command and by configuring the x.org to support my video mode. Thanx Junior Hacker for your suggestions.
 
  


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