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Old 08-22-2005, 12:44 PM   #1
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Trouble installing base system


I've installed hoary successfully on an old system.
But I'm having trouble installing it on a more modern system...

I have tried burning the cd at slower speeds. and I have also tried the DVD version countless times.

The debootstrap program exited with an error (return value 1)
Check /var/log/mesages or see virtual console 3 for the details


followed by

The base system installation into /target/ failed.
Check /var/log/mesages or see virtual console 3 for the details


Can anyone help...?
 
Old 08-22-2005, 06:51 PM   #2
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Hallo debnewb,

Are you installing from the same CD? Did you check the MDsum?

I burned 3 cd's, they did not function and then I used the MDSum to check if I had a good one.

With the next Cd with a good MDsum I had no problem. On the other hand I remember a problem with a new system where the burner didn't function correctly, the problem was over when I replaced the burner.

First check the CD, second test the DVD.

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Old 08-22-2005, 07:20 PM   #3
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i dont know how to check the mdsum, but i have run the verify disk function from the installer menu and they are fine..
 
Old 08-22-2005, 08:53 PM   #4
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If you are using Linux

-- The md5sum program is included with your distro, so youprobably dont need to download or install it.
-- Download the iso and the .md5 files (for this example "VL4.0.iso" and "md5sum-vl4.0.md5")
-- Open a console and go to the directory where those files are located
-- There, type "md5sum -c md5sum-vl4.0.md5" (without quotes)
-- That command will check the fingerprint of your VL4.iso file against the fingerprint stored in md5sum-vl4.0.md5, if they match perfectly you will get a "file is OK" message, and you can be confident that the file was correctly downloaded. If the md5 values do not match then there is no point in burning that file because it is damaged.


-- If you have a slow computer, the program may take as much as a few minutes to run.

B) If the .iso file passed the mdsum integrity check , then you should try to burn the file at a different speed or use a different brand of media.

This can also help

These disable power managment, Notebooks often require them
linux noacpi
linux noapm
linux pci=noacpi
linux acpi=off
linux apm=off

C) There is an error message in the file : /var/log/mesages
See what is in it ........

I should try C first.

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Old 08-23-2005, 06:47 AM   #5
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I cant use the md5sum program because i don't get far enough in the installation.

And are these supposed to be run from a shell?

linux noacpi
linux noapm
linux pci=noacpi
linux acpi=off
linux apm=off

...I tried to enter them in the shell that is given to you during installation, but nothing happened.

As for the log files, I couldn't access them via that shell either. Using cd /var/log etc.. and nano
They don't seem to exist.

thanks for your help though.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 07:39 AM   #6
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by debnewb
[B]I cant use the md5sum program because i don't get far enough in the installation.

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You need install nothing.
Use a live cd or do it on the computer you installed already.

got to the console and check.

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And are these supposed to be run from a shell?

linux noacpi
linux noapm
linux pci=noacpi
linux acpi=off
linux apm=off

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no these are setting you can use by install or start up

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Old 08-23-2005, 08:06 AM   #7
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ok i ran the live version, mounted my winxp drive (where i keep a copy of the iso), and did the md5sum thing you mentioned from the root terminal. i waited a while, then it returned to the prompt root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu #

so i presume that means it is ok? in which case I'm back to square one
 
Old 08-23-2005, 01:32 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by debnewb
ok i ran the live version, mounted my winxp drive (where i keep a copy of the iso), and did the md5sum thing you mentioned from the root terminal. i waited a while, then it returned to the prompt root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu #

so i presume that means it is ok? in which case I'm back to square one
It doesn't work that way.

If it said nothing than it is not ok, it should give you a number in return!.
Most linux versions can read XP but..........

3.1 Integrity check in Windows:
Download and unzip the GUI tool md5summer (http://www.md5summer.org/). Make sure you are using version 1.2.0.5 or above. The first time you run it, it asks permission to associate the extension .md5 with itself. If you agree, you just need to double-click on a .md5 file to check the integrity of the original file (as long as they are both in the same folder). Otherwise, you have to manually browse to the .md5 file within the md5summer interface, then click on the ?Verify sums? button and select the .md5 file. If you get an OK for the VL .iso image file, you can proceed to burn it as a cdrom image.


In this way you can do the MDsum check from windows. In linux it should give the same number as is stored on the site where you got the iso file from.

If on the site there is a number: ADFGH7658HL34RE
The check should give the same output, if not the iso is not verified.

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Old 08-23-2005, 01:46 PM   #9
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the software returned a green light OK / Done
i appreciate your help, but i am stumped as to what to do next...

Last edited by debnewb; 08-23-2005 at 01:49 PM.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 03:07 PM   #10
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Old 08-24-2005, 01:50 PM   #11
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lol, whats that sorry?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:47 PM   #12
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Try to install.
If You get the error take your live CD start it and check the log file


/var/log/mesages

to see what messages are in it.

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Old 08-24-2005, 06:50 PM   #13
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Or go - as initially suggested by your computer - to console 3...


control Alt F3 or Fn Alt F3 does the trick usually.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 08:36 AM   #14
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ok thanks, this is what i get in console 3

...
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.10-5-386/kernel/drivers/scsi/sr_mod.ko
file descriptor 3 left open
file descriptor 4 left open
file descriptor 5 left open
file descriptor 6 left open
no matching physical volumes found
file descriptor 3 left open
file descriptor 4 left open
file descriptor 5 left open
file descriptor 6 left open
no volume groups found
reading all physical volumes. this may take a while...
tar: ./var/share/man/man3/Locale: :gettext.3pm.gz: Invalid arguement
_

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Old 08-29-2005, 07:15 PM   #15
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There is an item over your problem at this side :

http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/index.p...&view=previous

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