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Old 03-29-2007, 09:53 AM   #1
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I am installing Debian 4.0 from a minimal boot disk. When I get to the section to select which Mirror sit to use they all come back saying "The specific Debian mirror is either not available, or does not have a valid release file on it. Please try a different mirror." I have tried all of them in the US and UK and all of them come back with that message.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 10:08 AM   #2
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It sounds like your network wasn't configured properly.
What is the output of:?

# ifconfig
 
Old 03-29-2007, 10:12 AM   #3
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I am trying to access through a secured network. But I entered all the info such as our proxy and port correctly.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 10:17 AM   #4
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just because you entered the information does not mean the network interface is actually up and working..

So are you going to supply the requested information so someone can help you ?
Or are you going to insist everything is fine but it just doesn't work ?

ifconfig will show if the Ethernet interface is actually active and what the IP address assigned to it is..
You should be able to switch to another virtual terminal during install to get the requested information.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 10:21 AM   #5
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sorry yeah it is saying my ip is 10.209.119.199 Bcast 10.209.119.255 mask is 255.255.255.0. 0 errors.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 10:28 AM   #6
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sorry if I did not answer the question properly but I am a complete rookie when it comes to Linux. I did the alt-f2 and ifconfig and that was the info I got.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 10:40 AM   #7
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Would you by any chance be using a disc that was downloaded over a month ago? I reinstalled my own Debian about that time and I unexpectedly found that I couldn't access any mirrors after installing from the discs I downloaded early December. It turned out that the repository keys were changed about that time and that this created problems when using older discs; the solution was to download a recent iso.

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Old 03-29-2007, 10:44 AM   #8
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Thank you, that is most likley the problem. I will try a new ISO.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 11:17 AM   #9
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well tried a new ISO and it is not working either
 
Old 03-29-2007, 11:37 AM   #10
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I'm not familiar with Debian, but do other network commands work? E.g. ping, tracepath, telnet, wget and so on (I don't know which of those are available on a minimal Debian install). If not, then the network is not working correctly, rather than a problem with accessing mirrors in particular.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 11:37 AM   #11
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Weird, I did an update just the other minute so clearly the mirrors are fully functional. Where did you get the mirror list, is that something that the installer proposes itself?

Edit: you are sure you are using the correct mirrors? There's quite a difference between stable, etch and sid...

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Old 03-29-2007, 12:05 PM   #12
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Yeah it is giving me the list itself, all other commands work such as ping and everything else. I just downloaded a full ISO file not just the minimal boot file I am going to try that now.
 
  


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