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Old 02-13-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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Net Install shuts down computer before complete


Hi everyone. I'm having an odd problem installing Debian Etch 4.0_r2 from the net install. When I run through the installation it downloads all of the required packages and then starts installation, but when it gets to about 90% complete, my computer suddenly shuts off. I checked all the hardware on the computer and it seems to be fine (it was running slackware 12.0 just fine), so I tried re-downloading the iso and burning a new copy. Everything was going fine until it hit around 90% complete and the same thing happened (my computer shut off). Anyone experience a similar problem, or have any ideas for a solution?? Thanks.
 
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Hi everyone. I'm having an odd problem installing Debian Etch 4.0_r2 from the net install. When I run through the installation it downloads all of the required packages and then starts installation, but when it gets to about 90% complete, my computer suddenly shuts off. I checked all the hardware on the computer and it seems to be fine (it was running slackware 12.0 just fine), so I tried re-downloading the iso and burning a new copy. Everything was going fine until it hit around 90% complete and the same thing happened (my computer shut off). Anyone experience a similar problem, or have any ideas for a solution?? Thanks.
Can you boot the partially installed Debian system? If so then you might be able to complete the install using synaptic.

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Old 02-13-2008, 12:43 PM   #3
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No. If i try to boot, it will start to load Grub and then come up with "Error 22". I suppose I can download the regular iso images worst comes to worst. I'd just rather not download 22 iso's. If I have to go that route, which cd's do I actually need just to install... the first 3, 4, 5?? Thanks.
 
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No. If i try to boot, it will start to load Grub and then come up with "Error 22". I suppose I can download the regular iso images worst comes to worst. I'd just rather not download 22 iso's. If I have to go that route, which cd's do I actually need just to install... the first 3, 4, 5?? Thanks.
Error 22 seems strange. Maybe the partition is too small. You could mount the Debian partition in Slackware and use the df command to check if the partition is full. Also use the fdisk command to check that GRUB is pointing at the correct partition.

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Old 02-14-2008, 08:50 AM   #5
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Did you check your md5 checksum before you used the net install iso? I used the Etch 4.0r2 net install iso a week ago and it worked flawlessly on my system.
Here's a weird thing that happened to me quite awhile ago. I was using felt pens to label my install CDs and the felt ink was corrupting the good CDs. So now I use proper labeling felt pens.

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Old 02-15-2008, 04:05 PM   #6
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Did you check your md5 checksum before you used the net install iso? I used the Etch 4.0r2 net install iso a week ago and it worked flawlessly on my system.
Here's a weird thing that happened to me quite awhile ago. I was using felt pens to label my install CDs and the felt ink was corrupting the good CDs. So now I use proper labeling felt pens.

I have to admit I never checked the checksum. Also, I usually just use a black magic marker, I've used the same one for my iso images, but it is a possibility for that to corrupt the cd. Good points, thanks for your suggestions.
 
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I have to admit I never checked the checksum. Also, I usually just use a black magic marker, I've used the same one for my iso images, but it is a possibility for that to corrupt the cd. Good points, thanks for your suggestions.
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