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Old 09-29-2004, 05:01 PM   #1
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Installation problems

I tried to install debian today (Sarge , DVD ISO images downloaded a few days ago), and encounter some problems:
initially, I tried to install with 2.4 kernel, and it hung during SCSI detection (I don't have SCSI, but I do have SATA)
I switched to 2.6 kernel, and the HW detection did not hang, but it could not configure my network.
My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 nForce2, and it has an on-board RTL 8169 Gigabyte ethernet card.
I got an alcatel st 510 ADSL modem connected to it.
now, during setup, Debian tried to configure it, and coult not.
my machine is a standalone one, and has no permentnt IP.
I told setup to skip the Ethernet configuration, and installed normally.
(BTW: I managed to connect to the internet with both Knoppix and Suse without any problems, but not in Mandrake)
after the boot, debian started the the boot sequence, but after a short while I got somethink like:
Kernel panik, dev/console does not exist.
I am not sure its related to the ethernet problem.
any hints?


Last edited by omry_y; 09-29-2004 at 05:05 PM.
Old 09-29-2004, 07:30 PM   #2
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It sounds to me that your Debian installation wasn't successful after all.

You should have been able to login to console if the installation succeeded as expected. Perhaps you should download the latest Sarge netinst CD image and try again.

Skipping the network configuration during install shouldn't be any problem. Once you've got Debian successfully installed, you can login and use the command "su -c pppoeconf" to configure net connection.
Old 09-30-2004, 06:33 AM   #3
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Smile Worked!

This is written from debian! :-)

now, I have a few problems:
1. my screen resolution is 800x600, and there are no better options (800x600 is the max)
got geforce 4 with 128mb ram, and I know it can do better.

2. I tested gcc with a simple hello world :

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv, char *argp)
printf("Hello world");

and I got
omry@omry:~$ gcc test.c
test.c:1:19: stdio.h: No such file or directory

how can I install the header files?

3. I made my computer name omry, which looks silly (see the above omry@omry), how can I change it?

thats it for now, thanks!

Last edited by omry_y; 09-30-2004 at 06:34 AM.


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