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Old 10-06-2007, 12:48 PM   #1
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Installation problem


I installed linux and went through first steps successfully but when i reached somewhere as i explain below, i got errors;

Intially in my /etc/apt/saurces.list was stable and i changed to testing, then i did apt-get update which was successful too, then i wanted to apt-get upgrade which builds packages and dependency tree but later it say you maight want to run "apt-get -f install" to correct these
the following packages have unmet depencies:
kernel-image-2.4.27-2-386: depends: initrd-tools (>=0.1.48) but it is not installable
E: unmet dependencie. try using -f

Then i do as the system instucts - apt-get -f install but it reaches somewhere and ask me if i want to remove running kernel y/n and it recommend i say no, which i do but get an error

dpkg: error processing kernel-image-2.4.27-27-2-386 (--remove):
Subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
errore were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)[/SIZE]

What can i do to get ride of these errors.

Thanks in advance
Old 10-06-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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First tell us what Linux you're running. I assume Debian Sarge (3.1) since you're on kernel 2.4.27. This is pretty old; Sarge is oldstable now. Is reinstalling from scratch a possibility?

In any event, what you should do first is upgrade to stable/etch, and go from there to testing/lenny. Going straight from oldstable to testing is not advised for non-advanced users. Here are the official instructions for upgrading from Sarge to Etch.

Last edited by AlucardZero; 10-06-2007 at 01:17 PM.
Old 10-06-2007, 01:36 PM   #3
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Thanks AlucardZero,

Sorry i didnt mention, am using DEBIAN Sarge. and its possible to re-install from start

Again sorry guyz

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