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Old 11-24-2010, 08:06 AM   #1
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Package manager error (Debian)


I am using virtual box to install Debian (debian-506-i386-netinst.iso).
Upon installion I recieve an error:

The specified Debian archive mirror is either not avaible, or does not have a valid Release file on it. Please try a different mirror.

I have tried alot mirrors but none working.

I have installed Debian before (at school), but now I am working on an old computer at home.

Is it my internet? (I have a network bridge adapter) , or maybe my computer?

Help is welcome
 
Old 11-24-2010, 08:14 AM   #2
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If it's a laptop you'll have that problem because wireless drivers are listed as non-free, which doesn't install until you select non-free drivers.
My bad I, read your post again and noticed you're using VB, you should've posted in Virtualization.
Any way I can't help you with VB I'm working on mine.

http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserManual.html

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:17 AM   #3
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Please specify your hardware configuration and internet speed...
or dowload the CD image from here
or download the dvd image from here

DVD1 is enough for important packages....
 
Old 11-24-2010, 08:20 AM   #4
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If it's a laptop you'll have that problem because wireless drivers are listed as non-free, which doesn't install until you select non-free drivers.
I am currently using a computer. When I looked up my nameservers on Debian it gave me my DNS servers, thats correct right?
 
Old 11-24-2010, 08:25 AM   #5
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Please specify your hardware configuration and internet speed...
or dowload the CD image from here
or download the dvd image from here

DVD1 is enough for important packages....
I am using an old computer, AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2200+, 1,79GHz, 1gig RAM.
My internet speed is 54 Mbps. I have an Wireless-G PCI Adapter.
I am unable to not using virtualbox, seeing as my drivers are XP and 98 only. (Thats why I made a netwerk bridge adapter)


EDIT: I download my .iso from the first URL u gave me.
 
Old 11-24-2010, 08:35 AM   #6
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I am unable to not using virtualbox, seeing as my drivers are XP and 98 only. (Thats why I made a netwerk bridge adapter)
Sorry, I don't understand this. Can you please explain this in more detail?
 
Old 11-24-2010, 08:40 AM   #7
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Sorry, I don't understand this. Can you please explain this in more detail?
My netwerk drivers are on a CD, and it says they are win98 and winXP only. I tried dualbooting Ubuntu, but i couldn't get internet on it.

When using a netwerk bridge adapter (my teacher told me), I am still able to get internet thru virtualbox.
(PS: netwerk bridge adapter is an option u choose when using virtualbox, Options - Netwerk)
 
Old 11-24-2010, 08:57 AM   #8
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Try the NAT option in Virtualbox, instead of Bridged.

It may help to get rid of your (non-virtual) network issues, if you boot up with a live-CD, maybe Ubuntu, and show us the output of the command
Code:
lspci
By the way, in Linux, most drivers come already with the kernel, so that you don't need a driver CD.
 
Old 11-24-2010, 09:33 AM   #9
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I'm sorry, it's unclear, do you have internet access in your virtual machine?

Post the contents of the file /etc/apt/sources.list
 
Old 11-24-2010, 11:39 AM   #10
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Try the NAT option in Virtualbox, instead of Bridged.

It may help to get rid of your (non-virtual) network issues, if you boot up with a live-CD, maybe Ubuntu, and show us the output of the command
Code:
lspci
By the way, in Linux, most drivers come already with the kernel, so that you don't need a driver CD.
Ah, the NAT option did the job ! I am currently running Debian perfectly
 
  


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