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Old 07-14-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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ok i burned the iso to cd adn cold booted everything seemed to be going well at one point than i start getting errors. i hate errors. this is my first time installing linux.
1) debootstrap error=couldnt retrieve bsdutils.
2)failed to instal base system= the base system instalation into /target/failed
check /var/log/messages or see virtual console 3 for details

ok i re bunrt cd at 24x instead of 48x and same issue if anyone out there can help me i would really apreate it. im sorry but my spelling is bad.

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Old 07-14-2005, 11:04 AM   #2
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I'm not help with the first one - but the second error looks like you didn't choose a valid path to install the base system. If I'm not mistaken, it should be a hard drive partition such as /dev/hda1 (that would be the first partition on the first disc) or /dev/hdb4 (the fourth partition on the secondary drive)
 
Old 07-14-2005, 11:07 AM   #3
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i just let the partioner partion the drive it made 2 partions #1 and #5 i dont remember what they were off hand. should i have done it a differnt way?
 
Old 07-14-2005, 11:20 AM   #4
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Ubuntu and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 11:24 AM   #5
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thank you for moving it i wasnt sure where it should have gone.
 
Old 07-30-2005, 05:03 AM   #6
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I'm trying to install Ubuntu Hoary from the Shipit CD and have exactly the same problem as the first one: debootstrap error=couldn't retrieve bsdutils. I've tried with five different CD's and still have the same problem. The LiveCD works fine though.

Is there a solution to the problem? There is a description of it on https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=12790 but I don't understand what do do to it.
 
Old 07-30-2005, 05:20 AM   #7
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ok i just read the bug and i didnt see a fix all i saw was he thinks it seems to be an issue with the ship it cds. but mine was from download the reason mine was doing that because of the midsum was wrong. i would assum that on the ship it cds the midsum would be right but i still havent gotten my ship it cds yet.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 06:16 AM   #8
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I solved the problem yesterday by skipping the base system installation part and continue with copying the packages to my harddrive (next step) from the cd. After that (or after rebooting, don't remeber) it succeded installing the base system and everything went on just fine. I'm finally a happy Ubuntu user :-)

I didn't check what went wrong though and are still wondering how many others who give up on Ubuntu because of this!? There are a whole lot of forum threads out there on this problem and the most common reply is "sounds like a bad CD!". I'm not sure that's the explanation and hope the Ubuntu team correct it for the next release.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 02:26 PM   #9
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i ended up having a bad midsum number im waiting for my shipit cds i have installed fedora core 4 with windows and im gonna put ubuntu on other pc when and if i get the shipit cds
 
Old 08-06-2005, 09:31 PM   #10
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I had the same issue, except it also killed my windows bootloader.

So if you just go on to the next step it should install fine? that's weird since this occur at 6%
 
Old 08-07-2005, 10:45 PM   #11
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no matter what I can't get past the bsdutils issue.

I am using the install/live cd, is it occuring with the install cd as well?
 
Old 09-09-2005, 11:53 AM   #12
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by h0bbe
[B]I'm trying to install Ubuntu Hoary from the Shipit CD and have exactly the same problem as the first one: debootstrap error=couldn't retrieve bsdutils. I've tried with five different CD's and still have the same problem. The LiveCD works fine though.

I have the same problem. I tried 4 of the shipit cds and still cannont install the base system, because bedutils is unable to be opened. Of course Ubuntu screwed up my Windows XP so i had to install everything over again. Unless someone really knows how to resolve the problem i won´t touch the install cds again.

If Ubuntu really wants to be an alternative to Windows xp it should be able to be installed on ANY computer without problems like these ... (windows xp installs and runs without any problem)
 
Old 09-10-2005, 03:40 PM   #13
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when burning a cd from iso ur best option is to burn it 4x spped 8x seems safe for me but i wont go faster. i found in the kde desktop (if running linux) you can get a burner called k3b and it checks md5 sums for you and i have bunrt 6 linux oses with it and not one problem. also i have found if you go to a ubuntu site most of the times their md5 sums match. (or site for that distro) or ive been very lucky the past month. im sorry i dont know what is comaprible to K3B for windows i used nero6 and i had a few issues but nothing i couldnt fix.
 
Old 09-10-2005, 04:48 PM   #14
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Originally posted by boxerboy
when burning a cd from iso ur best option is to burn it 4x spped 8x seems safe for me but i wont go faster.
I got errors even on 8x. I'd advise 4x (or 2x even!).
 
Old 09-10-2005, 05:38 PM   #15
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8x is slowest my dvd writer/cdwriter will run but yes if u can go lower go for it. i would do it at 2-4x if i could becaseu it worked with my other cd writer. is it the speed that it writes or is it the writer that matters more? im thinking as long as its set on lowest maybe?
 
  


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