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Old 06-26-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
Rory in Toronto
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mobprobe fails on install of Sarge and Etch

I'm trying to do a netinstall of Debian. I've tried both Sarge and Etch, without luck.

Immediately after it starts to load from the disk, I get the following error messages (working from memory):

insmod: fan.o. can't find module.
modproble: failed to load module
insmod: thermal.o can't find module
modprobe: failed to load module

And that's it. Have loaded many distros before, including Debian-based distros like Ubuntu, Kubunto, Mepix, Xandros and Knoppix. Have never seen this issue.

My basic specs:
motherboard ASUS k8v se
Athlon XP 64 3000+

Any ideas or workarounds?

Old 06-26-2005, 06:48 PM   #2
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Did you check your download with md5sum? If the install program can't find something, either the CD is corrupt or it doesn't recognize your CD drive.

Good luck, jimbo
Old 06-27-2005, 06:19 PM   #3
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Midsums are correct. I tried both etch and sarge. One on cd-rw, the other cd-r.

It appears the CDs are not the issue. Thanks, though.

Anyone else have any ideas?
Old 06-28-2005, 12:58 AM   #4
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I have a cdrom drive that won't work with certain os's, games, etc. Alway has problems finding or loading a module or something of this nature. Can you try a different drive?
Old 06-28-2005, 01:33 PM   #5
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I actually had tried a different drive. I booted it from my DVD-R drive, as well, but I experienced the same result.

I should not that I've loaded Debian before (must have been Sarge over a year ago) and didn't have this problem.

They must have changed something, given I'm seeing this on both Sarge and Etch and in both drives with correct Midsums (I never have a problem burning, anyway, in K3b).
Old 06-28-2005, 01:39 PM   #6
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Do you use plain CD-Rs or rewritable ones ?
Sometimes with th re-writable ones, it doesn't work.
Just a suggestion..

Old 06-28-2005, 02:13 PM   #7
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I put one on CD-R (Sarge) and one on CD-RW (Etch) (I noted this in an earlier post, too). So, I really tried to eliminate all of these variables.

<scratch head>


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