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Old 05-27-2006, 10:04 PM   #1
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Question not debian cd's


I have installed debian succesfuly. When I reboot it wants to scan for packages. It scans the 2nd cd image o.k. but from the 3rd image thru the 14th I get a message "not a debian CD". I burned all the images the same way with the same software cdburnerxp.
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Old 05-27-2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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Hi,

And welcome to LQ!

Hard to say what went wrong. Is md5sum part of the sets on
the 1st or 2nd CD? Try md5sum and /dev/cdrom (if that symlink
exists, otherwise /dev/<your_cdrom> and check that against
the md5sum on the page you downloaded from...


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:34 PM   #3
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not a debian CD

I viewed the iso images the the only difference I could find was that the first 2 were bootable and the others aren't.
thanks steve
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:39 PM   #4
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Do you have to install from the cds ... If you can install anything else you need via internet, you'll be better off.

Did you use apt-get to install from the cds?
 
Old 05-28-2006, 01:07 AM   #5
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I used aptitude. I have the basic debian system(text mode). I'll get it hooked up to the internet. Can I change the source.list file with apt or aptitude? I tried typing /etc/apt/sources.list got an "permissions denied" error. Do I have to type vi first?
 
Old 05-28-2006, 01:15 AM   #6
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As root; vi /etc/apt/sources.list (You can use nano if you don't know vi)

Comment out the cdrom, then use aptitude to install gnome, KDE, or whatever desktop you want. That will also install Xorg ...XFree if you are so unfortunate as to have installed Sarge.

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Old 05-28-2006, 01:19 AM   #7
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thanks I'll give it a try
 
Old 05-28-2006, 10:15 PM   #8
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I used vi because I was following a tutorial at linux.org. I mv'ed source.list to source. list.old and used vi to edit a new source. list. The tutorial used the http site at debian as an example. So i found closer sites and typed them in but i made a mistake in typing 2 Hours later i : qw. I have a question the first site i typed in was long and it flowed to the next line.You don't have to join this line do you? And the sites i refered to had a directory called pool this is what i referenced in the source file is this right?
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Old 05-28-2006, 10:30 PM   #9
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...is this right?
I don't think so. Sounds to me like you're making a tough job out of an easy one.

I'm going to guess you're using Sarge. From Debian's Packages server download, netselect and netselect-apt .deb files. Then do this:
# dpkg -i netselect.deb
# dpkg -1 netselect-apt.deb
# cd /tmp
# netselect-apt stable

That will write a file named sources.list in your /tmp directory

# cp sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list

Now try using aptitude.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 10:38 PM   #10
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do i have to move or delete the current source file or overwrite it? Iam using debian 31r2
thanks

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Old 05-29-2006, 04:31 AM   #11
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netselect will create a new sources.list and probably backup the old one.

You might want to consider installing Etch as the netinstall cd will be much easy to get you up and running.


And before anyone flames me on recommending someone new to Etch, the install is much easier and he can always downgrade later if he has problems. Although installing apt-listbugs ans Synaptic will save you many headaches.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 01:15 AM   #12
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not debian cd's

When i use apt-get update it connects to the server and downloads packages for a while then it quits with error timed out. The most complete download it could do was 25% then it times out. i was told to download netselect but i can't cause all i have is text mode. Lynx doesn't seem to be installed. why does it time out all of the time?
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