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Old 07-16-2005, 09:02 AM   #1
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Debian Installation

Trying to install Debian Sarge on my spare parts computer.

New ECS 741GX-M mobo
onboard lan/sound
Old Duron 750mhz cpu
New Rosewill 512mb ddr
Old compaq 250w psu
Old no-name DVD drive
Not exactly sure what installation I'm doing. I don't have a cd burner so i did this over a friends house. did the business card cd in late june.

So i boot off the CD, set everything up, partition the drive with the wizard for a desktop machine, I chose a few different mirrors at different points, and it gets to the installing the base system step. I have to rename the usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/sarge to etch, but thats no problem.

It'll get to 59% complete on the installing base packages and i get the red screen error. I did a tail on the messages file in var/log/ and see this.... not sure if this is the pertinent error, maybe someone can verify.

Errors were encountered
umount: /target/dev/pts: Invalid argument
umount: /target/dev/shm: Invalid argument
umount: /target/proc/bus/usb: Invalid argument

I tried slowing down the dram frequency and definitely not OCing the processor. Tried a few different mirrors. Can't think of any more info to include, will supply if needed.
Old 07-17-2005, 12:25 AM   #2
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i think possibly you didn't make a swap partition and/or made root partition too small
try letting the installer partition the disk automajically


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