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Old 02-08-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
gajbooks
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Debian ppc old world mac fails to load nic-modules-2.6.26 for unknown reasons


I am trying to install debian on my ppc G3 beige mini tower, it works until it loads the additional installer components. The error is "failed to load installer component
Loading nic-modules-2.6.26-2-powerpc-di failed for unknown reasons.
Aborting" i am using lenny. XFCE and LDXE version. i have downloaded the cd image twice, burned them, and i still have the exact same error. is there any way to prevent the error and load the module?

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Old 02-09-2011, 11:28 AM   #2
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Options, can you get the old stable and try that? Last Debian I put on an old world G3 was Woody. Have you tried testing? Which install disk are your using? Netinstall, business card, DVD 1?
 
Old 02-09-2011, 12:26 PM   #3
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I got instructions off the internet for the exact same machine and os codename, the xfce and ldxe installer cd (the first cd). And i am using lenny 5.0.8 stable. And what do you mean by testing?

Last edited by gajbooks; 02-09-2011 at 12:28 PM. Reason: not enough information
 
Old 02-09-2011, 06:45 PM   #4
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Testing is the next in line to be stable, I think it is squeeze right now. Is there contact info for the person that wrote the HOW-TO? YOu could try contacting them.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 07:17 PM   #5
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Debian 5.08 is now oldstable. Debian 6.0 (aka Squeeze) was released as stable a few days ago. Wheezy is the new testing. Perhaps Squeeze would work better (it has a newer version of the package you're having issues with: nic-modules-2.6.32-5-powerpc-di). Squeeze is available at this site.

If all else fails, you could always try reading the manual.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 11:07 PM   #6
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squeeze wont even boot to the installer.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 11:18 PM   #7
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That's frustrating. Perhaps scheidel21 was right, in that for your older hardware you may need an older distribution. There's an ftp of old debian releases. Here's the readme from it:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Debian readme from archive site
See http://www.debian.org/ for information about Debian GNU/Linux.

This FTP site is a repository for old debian releases. For new releases
please see ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/.

Releases are stored by their codenames under the dists/ directory.
etch is Debian 4.0
sarge is Debian 3.1
woody is Debian 3.0
potato is Debian 2.2
slink is Debian 2.1
hamm is Debian 2.0
bo is Debian 1.3
rex is Debian 1.2
buzz is Debian 1.1

If you are using APT the relevent sources.list entries are like:
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ $RELEASE main contrib
for example:
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ sarge main contrib
 
Old 02-09-2011, 11:28 PM   #8
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For the iso to install Debian Etch, there are links here. After that, to install other programs, you could add the Etch repository from the aforementioned archive site.

Actually, on second thought, it might be best to ask people who really know what they're talking about, to first see if you can get Squeeze installed on your G3. Join the Debian-Installer mailing list, or the Debian User mailing list, and there I'm sure someone could be able to help.

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Old 02-10-2011, 08:56 AM   #9
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For my dell optiplex gx-1 I had to take newer version cdrom from 1 of my other computers to boot installer. The older machines had cdrom support from floppy setup. If you have a newer version computer laying around borrow cdrom, from it.
 
  


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