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Old 01-20-2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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Install: "the cd-rom was not mounted successfully"


Debian 3.0 r4, cd1:

I've booted up with the 2.4 core, deleted partitions, created a 3 gb swap at the beginning, a 30 gb primary of the rest..


I press "Install Kernel and Driver Modules", select CD-rom, and it sais: (Mount failed) "the cd-rom was not mounted successfully"

I've tried to make a network access instead, but it doesn't retrieve an IP from the DHCP server, + I can't ping it when I select one manually.


What am I to do?

I have no experience in Linux at all, butI have alot of technical intuition :-)

I burnt the image from sunsite.dk.


--- by the way, I checked google with: debian "cd-rom was not mounted successfully"
-> no useful results
 
Old 01-20-2005, 05:50 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what the problem could be, hmmm..... Perhaps you would be better off with Sarge Its more up to date.

Also 3Gb seems a hell of a lot for a swap partition, I'd recommend about 500Mb, or maybe less. Of course if you know you going to be doing stuff that will take some serious amounts of memory ( Scientific work maybe ) I could see why you'd need that much swap.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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Well... I'm going to go for this one right now - just spent the day downloading iso's.
Could it be a driver issue?

It's an ASUS DVD drive that's prolly 3-4 years old.

Let's just pretend that the drive is useles. What could the problem be with my networking card?
 
Old 01-20-2005, 06:04 PM   #4
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Whats your hardware? ( Mobo, network card, etc. )
 
Old 01-20-2005, 09:15 PM   #5
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MB: ASUS A7V266
GPH: nVidia Geforce 3
the networking card I cant remember... some standard card... maybe it was a surecom ... or levelone..
cpu is a 1400 athlon... hmm... 256 ram i think, maybe 512..


is there some easy boot-tool for "diagnosing" my hardware, so that I can find out exactly?
 
Old 01-20-2005, 09:27 PM   #6
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Try Knoppix CD, and look in System->Info Center menu of the KDE desktop.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 07:30 AM   #7
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Last night I downloaded Fedora on a DVD. In the beginning, it asks if it should check the media. It does this, and without any problems. Then, when it wants to continue, it sais that the media isn't the fedora core dvd.

Aarrgh!

The Knoppix cd is done in 1 hour, so I'll get back to you when I've run it...
 
Old 01-21-2005, 04:31 PM   #8
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SCSI + IDE

I couldn't open the info center. I removed my SCSI-pci-addon and info center could run.

Then, the installation crashed. After a couple of hours I found that my IDE cable was defect.


Mission accomplished.... I think
 
  


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