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Old 06-18-2008, 12:16 AM   #1
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Install help


I have a bit of a silly question.

I've been using Nix for about a month and a half now. I started with Ubuntu, but it was just too bleeding-edge for me. I'm not using Slack and, while I like it, it is quite tedious at time. The one thing that did appeal to me with Ubuntu was the apt-get. So obviously, Deb seemed like a good choice.

So this afternoon I thought I'd try and install it on a second computer to try it out. I downloaded the network install cd and most of the installation went fine.

However, once I got to the installation process, it came up with an error about being unable to configure the printer--the computer I was trying to install it on doesn't have one. I just picked the "cancel" option and when on to set up GRUB. But, once it was finished and I rebooted I got a boot error.

I'm sure there's a obvious answer to the problem, I just didn't want to sit through the hour or downloading the packages only to mess it up again.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 01:35 AM   #2
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Which boot error are you getting during the boot-up process of debian?
Once we know which error, we can help.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 11:32 AM   #3
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Well, actually I tried it again and had the same problem. But this time it booted into a command line.

When I tried to start X nothing happened. I tried both xorgsetup and xorgconfig and just got a "not found" error which lead me to believe it didn't install X properly or even not at all. So obviously I'm not doing something right at install.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 06:11 PM   #4
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It sounds like your CD might be corrupt. Check the md5sum of your ISO
image that you burned the CD from, then check the CDs md5sum.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 11:20 PM   #5
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Quote:
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It sounds like your CD might be corrupt. Check the md5sum of your ISO
image that you burned the CD from, then check the CDs md5sum.
That was the first thing I did. It was fine.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 02:25 AM   #6
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Was gonna say.....

When you setup the computer using the install cd, there would have been a screen come up asking what sort of setup you want, ie desktop, webserver, mailserver, laptop etc etc, there is a few things there, but i cant remember them all. Did you select the desktop selection? If not, u wont get a gui without manually apt-getting and installing. If you dont remember this screen or didnt get it, run tasksel and select desktop and go from there.

If tasksel isnt there, apt-get install tasksel.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 11:04 AM   #7
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Perhaps he did install it, and he's getting another kind of error, concerning whatever.

Can you post output of /var/log/xorg.log?
 
Old 06-23-2008, 11:38 AM   #8
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I tried it again and I think I know what happened.

During the installation process I get an error: "automatic printer setup." It's trying to install a printer and there isn't one. The only option is exit. I press it and get kicked back out to the main menu and it cancels the install. Last time I just went on to configure GRUB (the next option on the list) and didn't install most of the system. Hence the no X.

But it seems that a printer is require for a basic install so I must be missing something.
 
  


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