Debian Hardware :: Testing Fails To Boot After Install On Ppc

Nov 14, 2015

I was planning on installing Stretch on my iBook G4. So I got my netinst cd and went through the install process. Everything was fine till I got to the section where I selected my mirrors. I chose the US/ftp.debian.org mirror and it failed so I tried the ftp.kernel.org and that failed as well. Then I tried the third on the list and I was able to connect and get my packages. The install completed, however when I rebooted the bootup froze. So I thought that it could my cd so I went and grabbed the latest stretch iso from the site.

Yet again I ran into issues. The biggest was that I kept getting sent back to install menu to manually select what steps I wanted to do. I found this odd since normally the install will just walk you through. Then I ran into the same issues with mirrors. finally the install completed and I was rebooted. However the boot failed again, but this I got dropped into the initramfs shell. Should I file this as bug with the debain-installer package?

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Debian Installation :: Testing Install: Network Configuration Fails?

Sep 14, 2010

I'm trying to install Debian-testing to an ASUS 1018P netbook on which I have successfully installed Arch in the past. I'm installing from an external DVD drive and when I get to the point of network configuration it fails. I'm connected via Ethernet via eth0 which is recognized. Here is the last part of the ouput:

kernel: [ 1807.932848] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: irq 29 for MSI/MSI-X
kernel: [ 1807.933453] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval is 8
dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval is 15
code....

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Mar 10, 2010

I've just installed debian to a thumb drive on a system with no hard drives. I did not install any hard drive to avoid confusion. The installation went well, I rebooted the system several times with no issues until I decided to install the hard drive (SATA drive). After I installed the hard drive the system failed to boot showing something like:

Code:
Decompressing Linux... Parsing ELF... done.
Booting the kernel.
Loading, please wait...
mount: mounting /dev/sda1 on /root failed: No such device
(continues for other partitions and mount points)
Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init
No init found. Try passing init=bootarg

BusyBox v1.10.2 (Debian 1:1.10.2-2) built-in shell (ash)
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
(initramfs) [9.670347] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through [9.673805] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
(some insignificant text was not copied :P)

I am guessing that the new disk is somehow confusing debian regarding where to look for system files or the address where the devices are located because if I remove the data cable from the hard drive the system reboots correctly (no hard drive though). Hotpluging the drive works but once I reboot it happens again.

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Jun 4, 2011

I recently purchased a new Lenovo Thinkpad T420i and am having problems installing the latest version of Squeeze from CD. After receiving the laptop, I started it up, configured Windows 7, and confirmed everything is working correctly. Next I went through the Debian installer, which completed successfully. I'll be dual-booting Windows 7 and Debian, so at the partitioning stage I resized my NTFS partition, added a shared VFAT partition, then used the "Guided" install to create my root and swap partitions. My partition layout is code...

I assumed something was wrong with grub, so I booted the CD into rescue mode and chose to reinstall grub onto the Master Boot Record. But nothing changed. Just to experiment, I went into fdisk, deleted all my new partitions (leaving just the Windows ones), and tried rebooting, but the same error happened. I then went through the Debian installer again, being careful to set everything up correctly, but still, the device won't boot.

I'm not even getting to the grub boot screen, so something is wrong even before the point. Reinstalling grub to the Master Boot Record (grub-install /dev/sda) isn't changing anything. How can I troubleshoot this?

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Jan 4, 2010

I have an harddisk which is old, since many years >10 years, and I recall I crashed few clusters using windows programs which were old and harddisk stuffs doing. So the pc lives with bad clusters, this pc lives very well since many years.Question, the pc has woody debian, which let us to install and exclude bad sectors during install. Bad clusters was an usual thing in the past, but today not anymore.Unfortunately debian squeeze installer coders had the good idea to remove the " bad cluster checking " before installing debian, during install (cdrom netinst).

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Jul 11, 2015

I'm using the debian testing netinst image (from below url) and trying to install on virtualbox (part of a debian testing vagrant base box build pipeline I've got). This hasn't worked properly for last couple of weeks. Host system is also debian testing.URL....

if I accept all the defaults through the installer (apart from small details like timezone), I end up with a system in which the network does not work. It seems that /etc/network/interfaces has eth0 but the actual network card is called enp0s3, so no network comes up at first boot (despite that the network works fine during the actual install). I can easily fix it after the first boot by editing /etc/network/interfaces and replacing eth0 by enp0s3 and then doing an ifup. This is fine for a workaround but begs the question of why does it fail in the first place.

I have googled a bit and found this thread: [URL] .... which describes a similar issue, and there are other threads out there describing the change.

The udev change seems reasonable enough, but also some package involved in basic debian netinst installation has a bug given that the default install path results in a broken system. Question is, is there a bug already reported (I couldn't find it), or else, which package should I report the issue against? End result should be basic install does not require editing after boot to fix the network.

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Jul 11, 2011

I'm new to Debian, but because I'm used to Ubuntu and Mint, I searched in Gnome menu for a link to Synaptic, and there isn't one, so I opened synaptic from Terminal, using "synapric" command as root. I don't know if this is the proper way to open Synaptic, but when I try to install VLC, Synaptic returns the following message in a pop-up dialog box:

Please insert the disk labeled:
Debian GNU/Linux testing _Wheezy_ - Official Snapshot
i386 CD Binary-1 20110711-03:22
in drive /media/cdrom/

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I guess this is just the normal testing by the more advanced sata procedures in the kernel (2.6.34). If I were only booting this machine once every 6 months it would not be an issue, but I do so at least once a day. Is there any way to indicate to the system the speed of the connection so that it does not have to do the test, or close the gap a bit so that it finds the answer more quickly?

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Sep 10, 2011

I have tried to install some applications on my Debian Testing but I've got this common error after fetching packages from internet:

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dpkg: warning: 'start-stop-daemon' not found in PATH or not executable.
dpkg: error: 2 expected programs not found in PATH or not executable.
Note: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin.
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

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- I want to use this system to the home use only.
- I want to use the newest packages because the stable packages is too old to use.
- What about using more than one repository i.e stable with testing with unstable at the same time (the same sourcelist)
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I have downloaded the latest testing image today (debian-testing-amd64-kde-CD-1.iso), install went just fine.

On boot, I get as far as the KDE login screen, where my user and password are seemingly accepted. Seemingly, as after this point, the screen is a complete mess. This 'mess' differs between attempts: it could be full of black and white squares, themselves made up of noise pixels; once it was like a normal screen after it had been through a blender, i.e. bits of the DE but awfully mixed up. (My judgement would be that the video pointers is set to point at the wrong part of memory... or is that my old-school point of view getting in the way? Whichever, it provides you with an idea of what it looks like.)

Running on an Nvidia GTS250 card, with two monitors (2 x DVI).

I have not installed any NV propriety drivers, as this is the first boot(s).

There is no xorg.conf present on the system; and I cannot find anything obvious in xorg.log (but then, I wouldn't know what to look for).

I use grub legacy, from my existing PCLOS partition (though this should not be an issue as I get as far as the KDE login screen, pretty as please).

Regarding the install itself, I took the above mentioned testing image as a way to get Squeeze. I assume this was the right way to do this at current time.

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Jul 16, 2011

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Sep 12, 2015

I'm on Debian testing and every time I try to install Gnome I get this:

Code: Select all# alexandernst at stupidbox in ~ [18:51:07]
$ LC_ALL=C sudo tasksel install gnome-desktop --new-install
tasksel: apt-get failed (100)

I tried installing it manually:

Code: Select all# alexandernst at stupidbox in ~ [18:51:35]
$ LC_ALL=C sudo apt-get install gnome                     
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done

[Code] ....

Is this a problem in Debian repos (held packages) or I'm actually doing something wrong?

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May 27, 2011

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Second time through (a complete fresh start - new partition and everything) it went all the way through to completion and reboot.Clicked 'Continue' to reboot and the machine reset as it would normally and the Grub loader started okay, prompted for the "Debian amd64" standard boot image, selected that and the first 6 lines appeared normal, then the messages wizzed by so fast that only superman could read them. Then they stop - here is some of the content...

[3.816673] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to killl init!
Call trace:
get_empty_filp
panic

[code].....

Running it again I get similar stack stuff but it's a different place: [3.541816], [3.427502] And sometimes if I wait for a minute or two it will continue on further but appear to crash again. Hardware details (everything is onboard - no added cards):

G41M-S3
Intel G41 + ICH7 chipsets
CPU: LGA 775 for Intel Core 2 Extreme

[code]......

Is the amd64 the wrong image? Should I try i386? Is it a blip and I should just rerun the entire install again?

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Apr 4, 2010

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Jun 7, 2010

I am having a strange issue with my xserver. I do have nvidia graphics. My system is Debian Squeeze with limited packages from Sid to fix issues when needed. Currently I don't think that there are any installed from Sid that have not since been updated through testing. It also contains one package from Lenny that does not exist in Testing for some reason, ogle the dvd player.

After an update the other week my gui failed to come up. That is not that unusual with nvidida. So I reinstalled the driver and all seemed to be fine until the next reboot some days later which failed. I reinstalled the driver again and all seemed fine.

The machine did not come out of hibernate cleanly some days later and upon reboot no gui

I have tried the whole group of driver packages out of sid, testing, stable. All are afflicted with the same problem. When the box drops back to the login if I login and issue from root '/etc/init.d/kdm stop' then '/etc/init.d/kdm start' the gui comes up just fine. It also seams to launch much faster than it has for some time.

A friend has questioned if kdm is starting to early in the launch process. I think he may be on to something. But looking at the files in /etc/rc*.d does not seem to indicate to me that is the case. kdm has the launch number 5.

The machine has been converted to the, what is it, multi-process launch thingy, quite some time ago now, like a year maybe? These are what is in the sequence from kdm on

Code:

The install is amd-64 using the standard debian kernel.

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May 17, 2011

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Jul 20, 2010

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PC is:
Athlon64 X2 5400+
Asus M2V-MX motherboard
3GB DDR2 800
500GB WD SATA2 HDD
Radeon x800 GTO video

I reinstalled 2 times and it's the same. WinXP is working fine though but I really don't want it to be my OS...
Another "hint" from today: The same happens when I use "Try without installing" of Ubuntu 10.04(i386) Live CD. It starts loading and at some point turns off the monitor.
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Later I installed Debian Jessie 8.2.0 Stable ("Graphical expert install" from DVD), along with GRUB as a boot manager (I chose not to install it on the EFI removable media path).

Since then, if I select Windows 7 on the GRUB boot screen, I see "Starting Windows...", and after few seconds the screen flashes for a moment, and then the PC reboots: I see the bios screen, followed by the GRUB screen again.
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I even tried to install Debian first, then Windows 7, then re-install GRUB, but I got the same issue, even with both system freshly installed.

On 6 attempts, 3 times it worked and 3 times it didn't.

On my desktop PC I'm in the same setting, but I don't have this issue. I think it may be related with the fact I have Win7 on a SSD and I installed Debian on a separate HDD, while on my notebook, as you can imagine, there's just one single HDD.

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Anyway, let's say it was about ten days ago when I installed. Everything worked fine and was great. But now the computer won't boot and I'm at a total loss of where I should go from here.

To summarize what happens: Basically I hit the power button and can hear the machine turn on (the monitor's power button is stuck on, so it's already powered), but the screen just stays dark.

I've done a slight amount of research and tested to see if it was the CPU behind it, and if removing any external devices would help (which I'm still not sure if it isn't the culprit) to no avail. My younger sister uses the computer almost exclusively for charging her iPod - which in that case may be related. I'm curious if anyone knows other methods to get around the possibility of it being a CPU problem just in case.

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I am able to boot Debian with a USB drive and have attempted fixes in "rescue mode".

I confirmed that the system is booting to EFI mode.

I have tried re-installing the grub-efi package and re-creating the Grub config file with update-grub.

When re-installing Grub I receive "Discarding improperly nested partition ..." warnings but the installation succeeds. I have searched this warning message and the forums seem to say that it can be ignored.

I have tried re-setting the motherboard NVRAM using the jumper block.

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Jul 11, 2011

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So I copied all files to a temp location, deleted my partition (/dev/sda3), recreated it a few cylinders later (same name) and copied the files to the newly created partition. I updated UUIDs in grub's configuration as suggested in this thread:[url]

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Code:

I checked the filesystem on this partition and its fine. I tried to recreate the initramfs from Knoppix:

Code:

But it didn't change anything.

How can I either fix it or install a different kernel on this drive so I could boot into it and re-install my default kernels?

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