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Old 06-29-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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Linux Virgin, and needing help....


Hey everyone, I'm completely new to Linux and ready for the plunge. I dabbled a bit in one of my classes, we installed Fedora Core 6 using VMware.

I'd like to either dual-boot or just plain install and use Debian. However I get a "crc error" when I run the boot cd that I created. I didn't create any partitions or such. Basically I backed up what was important to me on a USB drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'd prefer to get Debian running, otherwise I'll be attempting Fedora again.

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Old 06-29-2007, 08:24 PM   #2
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I think it may be a drive error or media error. CRC stands for Cyclic Redundancy Check -- an error checking function. You might check the md5 sum of the image before you burn it.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 08:25 PM   #3
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I'd like to either dual-boot or just plain install and use Debian. However I get a "crc error" when I run the boot cd that I created.
You probably have a bad copy of the iso or it didn't burn properly. Download it again and start over. Use either the Netinstall or the BusinessCard versions. They're much smaller, but you'll need an internet connection during the install.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 08:26 PM   #4
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I think it may be a drive error or media error. CRC stands for Cyclic Redundancy Check -- an error checking function. You might check the md5 sum of the image before you burn it.
So likely a problem with the cd itself? I don't know what "md5 sum" is.

Should I be burning the .iso image as a data cd or as a bootable cd?

I am using the netinstall version.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:28 PM   #5
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/LQ_ISO
 
Old 06-29-2007, 08:32 PM   #6
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That was quick pljvaldez, between me reading and clicking reply you did already. I was also thinking it may be the CD didn't burn properly or the image didn't download properly etc etc...

But also is the CRC error coming up when you are booting the CD or when it's accessing the HDD? if it's the CD that's easy make a new cd, if it's the HDD you may need to check it for errors, M$ quite often ignores it's own rules when modifying HDD's.

If you still can't get it to go, I'd suggest Ubuntu before going to Fedora as it's more like Debian.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 08:39 PM   #7
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I have spent a little time trying to write an installation for Kanotix live CD which is Debian based.
- If you look at the link below -
It may help I have tried to write it for my auntie to install so its pretty basic to follow and me being pretty new to this
I know how it is with recently going through the stages of getting different versions of linux running......
I have tried some of the live CD's Mandriva 2007, Kanotix, Knoppix worked best for my system (ACER Aspire 1355LC Laptop).
Others like Ubuntu worked from CD but when it came to installation
a problem occured at a critical point the partitioning - came up with a bug - but the good thing was it allowed me to reverse back out putting everything back to normal again - but still worried me.
I dual boot XP and Kanotix and would not go back to a single system now.
Live CDs are ok but until you can store your changed settings easily, it becomes annoying setting up each time.
(If you get really stuck and none of the above helps have a look at this link)
http://adventuresuk.spaces.live.com/
Just scroll down a bit on this link above to find it.
I am just trying to help a little - hope it does.
Could be a bit like the blind helping the blind though :-

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Old 06-29-2007, 09:05 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help everyone! I made a working image of Debian and am in the process of partitioning my hard drive ( what exactly is an encrypted LVU? ). Hopefully it all goes smoothly.

Barnes.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 09:09 PM   #9
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You mean "encrypted LVM"? encryption means nobody (including trying to recover files -- so backup to another media often) can read the drive unless they have the key (which will be installed and setup for you). LVM is a form of software RAID (if I'm not mistaken) that lets you group multiple hard disks and make them appear to be a single disk.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 09:11 PM   #10
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Thanks for the help everyone! I made a working image of Debian and am in the process of partitioning my hard drive ( what exactly is an encrypted LVU? ). Hopefully it all goes smoothly.

Barnes.
It would be best if you didn't use either encryption or LVM at this point in the learning process.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 09:24 PM   #11
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It would be best if you didn't use either encryption or LVM at this point in the learning process.
Should use it eh? hehehe, oops. Currently my computer is subjected only to everyday use, word processing, internet, etc. The most it'd be pushed or used would be if I decided to use AutoCAD or SolidEdge as home instead of at the school's labs. I assume that an LVM ( "LVU would be a map on Rainbow Six: Vegas, my heart is with my xbox....curse you M$!!!! ) won't cause me any heartache unless I do something a bit out of the ordinary?

Barnes.

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Old 06-29-2007, 09:52 PM   #12
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Got an error while installing:

Warning: fine:///cdrom/pool/main/p/pam/libpam0g_0.79-4_i386.deb was corrupt

Another corrupt cd?
 
Old 06-29-2007, 11:36 PM   #13
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Should use it eh? hehehe, oops. Barnes.
I think you misread my post. You should not use either encryption or LVM unless you have a specific reason to use them and know what you're doing. As a newbie, you're just asking for problems if you use either of them.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 11:39 PM   #14
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Got an error while installing:

Warning: fine:///cdrom/pool/main/p/pam/libpam0g_0.79-4_i386.deb was corrupt

Another corrupt cd?
Yeah, pretty much. You might try lowering the write speed for your next burn. Did you use the full iso or a netinstall/businesscard version?
 
Old 06-30-2007, 08:59 AM   #15
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Yeah, pretty much. You might try lowering the write speed for your next burn. Did you use the full iso or a netinstall/businesscard version?

Netinstall, also burnt an Ubuntu ISO at lowest speed and it's been freezing up. Can I load the ISO on a USB flash card and boot from there?


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