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Old 02-18-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Debian 6 install base system failed


This is a souped up winXP for gaming. Has rage - whatever that is, and dual Bios. It also has cool led lights inside and out, and a bunch of cooling fans.

It also has two cd's and both work.

I ran the install of Debian 6.0.6 i386 without any problems until we get to the "base system", there many / most files result in an error about how it can't download. I think it gets about 3 - 5 % into base system and starts with the errors.

I've tried both cd players, also checked both by running Puppy linux. Runs fine. It doesn't seem like the cd drive is the problem.

I tried checking the md5 of one file anyway
./pool/main/v/vim-tiny_7.2.445+hg~cb94c42c0e1a-1_i386.deb
but I'm not sure what to do with the huge number. Is it correct?
67390b40f2d4516c03ac9ef248738456

Someone suggested you can just skip the base system step, but this won't.
Someone else says you can just install the whole thing online without the cd. Can't find any info on that.

Any thoughts or help?
 
Old 02-18-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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Try different mirror for downloading the packages, make sure the wire is well connected.
The base system is the minimal need to get a working system, it is mandatory. Yes you can install most of it online but you still need the net install disk which is very small, about 100mb.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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Try different mirror for downloading the packages, make sure the wire is well connected.
The base system is the minimal need to get a working system, it is mandatory. Yes you can install most of it online but you still need the net install disk which is very small, about 100mb.

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Thanks.
I used this same disk (iso) to install on a different computer at least part-way successfully, but it had no trouble installing the base system files.
 
Old 02-18-2013, 07:07 PM   #4
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Wow how screwy!
I switched to a new iso; "businesscard" thinking no. I read somewhere it skips this step. Anyway, not a single mirror I've tried will clear;
Debootstrap Error
Failed getting Release signature file...
it suggests I see /var/log/syslog

So I execute the ash shell but can't find any command to read a file from here.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 12:30 AM   #5
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When you configure network on machine does it report success?
Ae you allocating enough space on drive?
Ctrl+Alt +F4 is the terminal that I believe shows the errors during install.

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:01 AM   #6
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When you configure network on machine does it report success?
Ae you allocating enough space on drive?
Ctrl+Alt +F4 is the terminal that I believe shows the errors during install.
Thanks alot EDDY,
Ctrl+Alt +F4 was what it took for me to realize I set my partitions in MB rather than GB ... "not enough room"
-Sometimes you have to make a fool of yourself in a public forum to get anywhere.
However, I did figure out Ctrl Alt F5 takes you back, all by myself!
~Motorcity
 
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