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Old 08-10-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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Squeeze install craziness


Hello,

In the last few weeks I've had weird issues with squeeze installs. This is the same computer I've had for the last 3 years and have never had a debian install issue before with it. Issues:

1. User accounts created at install don't make it to the finished product- have to reinstall them all again. This has happened with each of the installs I've done.

2. Some weird "Unicode 8" keyboard issue that another poster recently has commented about- system will not proceed past the info screen. I fixed this with the "nopat" option in expert install mode.

3. Gnome installs but upon login, complains that several services related to gnome did not start- this has happened now with 2 installs.

4. Install froze at package install towards the end (can't remember exact package number).

At first I thought it may be the cd that I burned, but this happened with a fresh burn as well.

Anyone else have squeeze install issues?

-pb

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Old 08-10-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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Squeeze is "testing", you might try a different nightly or weekly build of the installer. It's entirely possible that the installer is buggy. Did you check any of the errata for the build you used?
 
Old 08-10-2009, 12:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I haven't checked errata but I ran into the exact same issues almost 3 weeks ago. Tried to install again yesterday hoping issues would have been fixed. I've always used testing branch and have never had such persistent problems.

-pb
 
Old 08-11-2009, 11:12 AM   #4
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I've had problems with the installer for Testing recently myself,including submitting a bug report.
If you are still having problems i'd suggest downloading the Lenny netinstall disc,do a minimal install then upgrade from there.

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Old 08-11-2009, 08:04 PM   #5
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I've had problems with the installer for Testing recently myself,including submitting a bug report.
If you are still having problems i'd suggest downloading the Lenny netinstall disc,do a minimal install then upgrade from there.
That's what I did and everything worked out fine. Though the Gnome problem isn't because of the squeeze install, it's a known bug. There's other posts that cover it, I think the desktops section has them.
 
  


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