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Old 05-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Problem with mirror site on debian - cannot access repository when installing


Hi, installed debian on one machine quite happily, now got a second one, I consistently get the error above - the repository on volatile.debian.org couldn't be accessed, so its updates will not be made available to you at this time.

I went ahead and installed without but I seem to be missing loads of stuff my first machine has.

I've tried up to ten different sites in Western Europe and still getting the same thing. My boot disk is "Lenny" version 5.

Suggestions appreciated - the network is setup correctly, when I go ahead without I am fully functional network-wise (DHCP and all that)

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Old 05-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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^ There is spell error in post and possibly be in sources.list! `volatile.deian.org`, `b` is missing.
^ check whether same spell mistake exist in /etc/apt/sources.list


^ However you said Network is configured correctly, try checking connectivity issue between your box and debian server.

# ping volatile.debian.org
# ping 128.31.0.51





^ To try alternative location, Mirrors of debian : http://www.debian.org/mirror/list
 
Old 05-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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No I typed it incorrectly - it is "debian" (now fixed in original post)

How can I ping before a full install is completed?

Thanks for looking

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Old 05-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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open shell and use ping, I guess combination of ALT + CTRL + F4 will open a console to you to use command while installing and checking, check or monitor logs while installing by use other combination of ALT + CTRL + F1-F7.

it can give you a better idea what's going on wrong while installing if you really think that network looks to good you.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 06:46 PM   #5
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And I can do this while I'm installing Linux? Is the shell available? I'll give it a whirl - thanks.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #6
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It is available for Ubuntu and Redhat, and Ubuntu is based on debian, so i am sure that debian also have this. I am pretty much sure that almost every linux distro have it. yes you can do it while installing , before starting actual installing started, and even after the installation completed just before the click for the reboot.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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Debian 5 is out of date and not supported anymore, its repositories have been moved to the archive. Use Debian 6 if you want to have a supported OS.
 
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:27 AM   #8
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Ok - thanks - as I seem to be able to connect fine - unfortuanately my boot disk is debian 5 and I lack the facilities to burn another one. Is it possible to connect to the archives? Or can I updgrade my machine in situ - download V6 and upgrade w/o creating disks?
 
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If you have Debian 5 already installed it should be no problem to upgrade to Debian 6. The release-notes for Debian 6 contain instructions how to update to Debian 6.
 
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:12 AM   #10
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Ok thanks I'll check it out. Pity the boot disk couldn't work off any revision...
 
  


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