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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.
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.
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.
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.