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Old 07-21-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
whitbacon
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install debian


I am installing debian linux on an hp vectra 550 mhz

I go throught the install using an old woody iso--

after id do apt-get dist-upgrade or an
aptitude dist-upgrade linux will not boot I have tried both writing to the boot sector or the other lilo file

When I boot it starts the lilo, but only types li and then freezes I have tried the install three times and each time i dist upgrade same result!

I was suspicious that i started it wrong bu know I wonder if I am using a woody kernel on a sarge install? It is an old iso that i am installing from!

Thanks in advance for any help

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Old 07-21-2005, 06:36 PM   #2
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Woody is really old. Your best bet is to get a sarge cd and install that. I'm not sure if this is a kernel problem but it could be cause you're probably using a 2.2 kernel or so now which is really old. Did you check if the lilo files are still ok?
 
Old 07-21-2005, 06:51 PM   #3
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How do you check that
 
Old 07-21-2005, 08:40 PM   #4
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in a terminal type uname -a
 
Old 07-22-2005, 05:00 AM   #5
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Open /etc/lilo.conf. Go down to the lines that should boot and see if the partitions listed there are ok.
 
  


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