Debian Installation :: Debian/Lenny On A Clamshell IBook?

May 3, 2010

I'm trying to install Debian/Lenny on a iBook clamshell. I couldn't seem to burn an install CD that the iBook would recognize, so I eventually copied the contents of the CD onto a self-powered USB drive and I can now get the iBook to boot off of that thru open firmware. However, when I get to the Debian installer main menu, it still won't read the CD, and apparently it does not have network drivers to install over Ethernet. Is there any way I can supply a driver for the ethernet interface (lspci reports that its a sun GEM ethernet interface) or somehow convince the installer to install from the content of the USB drive (which is a duplicate of what's on the installer CD)? Heck, if it'd be easier to get the Airport interface running to reach the Internet I'd be up for that too.

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Debian Multimedia :: SMART Board Configuration On Lenny On An IBook?

Jul 20, 2010

I was trying to get a SMART board to work with my install of Lenny on my iBook G4. By work with, I just need it to display what's on the iBook's screen, I don't need any kind of interactivity. Since it is an iBook, it uses a PowerPC processor, instead of an Intel, and the SMART board driver only works on an x86 processor, I can't use the driver provided. Is there any way to get this to work? I imagine that I need to edit the configuration file!

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Debian Installation :: Installing Debian On IBook G4 / PowerPC

Jul 17, 2010

I have downloaded Debian/PowerPC_lenny from The netinst CD or the minimal CD for some reason doesn't boot. When I put it in the CD-ROM it doesn't begin whatever it has to do. Do I need to do anything? I restart my iBook G4 (1.33 GHz PowerPC G4) several times and held the "c" button (for CD-ROM) but nothing has happened. I wonder if someone can help me begin the installation process.

FYI, I have partitioned my hard drive into two volumes. I would like to install Debian in one of them. I *do not* want my Mac OS X to get disappeared in the Debian installation process. So please help me if you would as to how I can (1) boot Debian minimal CD and (2) install Debian on one of the two volumes I have on my iBook.

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Debian Installation :: IBook G3 Stalls On Install

Aug 28, 2010

I am trying to install the PPC kernel on an iBook G3. The CDs boot up, however both the net-install and the regular install cd both freeze up after it looks for harddisks. The screen is blue. The box title says

"Loading additional components"
"Retrieving lvm2-udeb"

I have no clue what to do. I am trying to get an error readout, but nothing but the power button works. It shuts it off. I check the system clock and it was wrong, but I got it set to the correct time. I don't have and OSX disks. I am wanting a full Linux HD. Please let me know how to trouble shoot. (I have seen that many people have no problem installing this on there macs. The os is still working on the os side, but I want to switch it to Linux.)

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Debian Installation :: CD-Change During Install On An Ibook G4 ?

Jul 17, 2011

since a whole week now i am trying to set up a Debian System on an old Ibook G4, with 1.2 GHz and 768 MB RAM. My Install Media is the Wheezy 8-CD-Set. I am not going to have anything besides Debian on the Notebook.

The Install process works fine until the Installation of the Core System. At the end of this process a window pops up and tells me that the CD with the title Wheezy-CD-1 or something like that is inserted and asks me to insert another CD or DVD now. Up to this point everything seems fine to me, but when i hit the "OK" Button the CD wonŽt come out of the Notebook, and besides that the Installer freezes. A progress bar, entitled with "executing cdset", is shown at a progress of 25% and does not move, also nothing happens when i try to cancel the process.

Whats the problem with my Installation? I already downloaded a second copy of the first Image and burned it again in case something was wrong with Installation Media, but the problem is still the same.

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Debian Installation :: Ethernet Not Found Squeeze Net Install PPC Ibook G4?

Apr 21, 2010

I was going to try out Squeeze on my ibook so I downloaded one of the weekly snapshots of the netinstall image and booted the installer. The installer was unable to recognize the ethernet card of my ibook which I found odd since I have used Lenny in the past without having any problems. Does anyone know if this is a bug in the installer or has firmware for my ethernet card been dropped from Squeeze? I searched around and couldn't find any bugs that were specific to PPC with this installer. It is not a deal breaker as I can just install Lenny and then dist upgrade to Squeeze,

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Debian Installation :: Lenny Won't Boot On G5 ?

Apr 22, 2010

Had an old Power Mac G5 (dual 1.6ghz 256MB ram) collecting dust, so I did some research and came upon Debian Lenny. Idea was to setup the mac as a home server to share with Win7 HTPC/OSX 10.6 macbook pro/Ubuntu9.10 dell laptop machines in my house. With so many different OS's running in my house, I thought it would be the ideal solution! Downloaded and installed the Debian on the G5. Now after the fresh install.

I hear the "mac chime." Then I get:

Stage 1 Boot:

This screen loops with a folder and the finder icon w/ a ? mark.... Also, the longer this loops the faster the fans go!

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General :: Debian Lenny : How To Install Xfce 4.6 Instead Of Lenny's 4.4

Dec 14, 2009

i was trying to use gnome and kde but i don't like them. I tried xfce and it seem to fit my needs but.My computer is used to be powered on for a weeks. While time passes, a process xfdesktop begin to use more and more memory and to free RAM i need to log out and log in again.

I tried squeeze yesterday on my virtual machine and it has 4.6 and seem not to have that bug, RAM usage is static(yes it still works when i write this and have memory usage 34492k, which is not changing for an hours of usage already), also 4.6 is MUCH better than 4.4.

i already tried adding squeeze to "sources.list" but i can see too many dependencies which should be upgraded if i install 4.6, i'm beginning to afraid it can crash entire GUI(or entire system, i can see there is libc6 required to be updated).

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Debian Installation :: No Init Found When Trying To Run Lenny?

Mar 25, 2010

I installed ubuntu on my dual boot Debian/Lenny and windows 7 toshiba laptop. Now when I try to boot Lenny i get the following error messages:

kinit : name_to_dev_t(/dev/sda6)=dev(8,6)
kinit : trying to resume from /dev/sda6
kinit : No resume image doing normal boot ....


I can see the whole filesystem is there. The problem may have something to do with the boot loader. I was originally using Grub 1.5 when I just had Lenny and Windows 7, but when I installed ubuntu it has installed GRUB 2. When I use the debian install cd to go into rescue mode, all the init scripts are still where they should be. Another thing that happened when I partioned of a section for ubuntu all the dev numbers went up one. In the debian /boot/grub/menu.lst windows 7 was booting under (hd0,1) now it boots under (hd0,2) debian used to boot from (hd0,7) with root=/dev/sda8 but now it is under (hd0,8) root=/dev/sda9 in the GRUB2 menu.lst. Is there anyway to get my Debian back up and running? After 6 months of studying it at uni I am finally learning my way around and want it back.

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Debian Installation :: Dual Boot - Lenny Then Add Win 7 Okay ?

Apr 14, 2010

I have Lenny installed & it works fine, in a few days will add Windows 7 (want to dual boot - 1 250 GB hard disk) used gparted to free up lots of room for Win 7

- My question is this, Debian then Win or Win then Debian (I want GRUB to manage both so hope since Lenny is installed Win 7 will use the free space no problem) ?

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Debian Installation :: Installing Lenny From USB Drive?

May 3, 2010

I am trying to install Debian from a USB stick (which was prepared by unetbootin). The installer / kernel loads, and setup runs fine until It searches for a CD-ROM drive. My computer doesn't have a CD-ROM drive, but the net install ISO has been burned onto my USB stick. Is there some way that I can mount my USB stick as the cd-rom drive? it's of type FAT32 if it matters.

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Debian Installation :: Migration From Lenny 32 Bit To 64bit

May 13, 2010

currently I'm running postgresql-8.3 server on lenny 32 bits. There are also installed some standard packages but in the near future I'd like to install mysql server on the same machine. I believe that 64 bit system will be faster so I decided to change from 32 to 64 bit. how to migrate postgresql database from 32 to 64 bits. I have postgresql data dir on separate volume. Will it be possible if I just use it as it is now in new 64 bit system with the same postgresql server config files or do I have to dump data and restore it in new installation ?

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Debian Installation :: Lenny To Squeeze Upgrade

Jan 2, 2011

I am thinking of upgrading from my production Lenny to Squeeze.Is it better to upgrade from Lenny directly, or reformat my hard drive and install from fresh (I do have backup of my /home)?

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Debian Installation :: Install Sun Java (JDK) 1.6 On Lenny?

Jan 20, 2011

How can i install Sun Java (JDK) 1.6 on Debian lenny?
make-jpkg does not work with Java 1.6.

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Debian Installation :: Upgrade From Lenny To Squeeze

Feb 7, 2011

I have a question about dist-upgrading. I'm using 5.0 lenny with KDE 3.5 and I want to upgrade, but I don't want to change my KDE to that new version of disaster. Will the apt-get dist-upgrade update my kde?

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Debian Installation :: Best Way To Upgrade From Lenny To Squeeze

Feb 7, 2011

A week or so ago, I downloaded the current stable and burned it. (lenny)And on the 5th I started installing and finished on the 6th.I then see squeeze was released LOL.I have started using the system and would rather not start over from scratch.(but I will if it is the *best* way to go)I am coming from Ubuntu but I do know my way around the system...

All the threads I see start off by editing the sources list to change lenny to squeezeIs there an easier way?I've looked for a HOWTO but did not see one.I am not looking to stop any part of the system from upgrading.In ubuntu I have gone from distro to distro, but that option is not offered.I checked "Software Sources" -> Updates I do not see the Ubuntu option of allowing distro updates ot be offered.

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Debian :: Remove Awstats From Lenny Installation?

Feb 24, 2011

How can I remove awstats from my Debian Lenny installation, will aptitude remove awstats

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Debian Configuration :: Deluge Installation On Lenny?

Feb 18, 2010

I have problem with installing Deluge. I did not find any manual how to install Deluge. And I wanna install deluge newest version, and that is on Debian testing packages. So how can I install Deluge from debian testing packages. I read a little bit Deluge forum and there I see, there is lot of problems with Deluge on Debian Lenny. And all I need is use Deluge from web interfaces, thats all. How could I set it up?

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Debian Configuration :: Firmware For Ibook G4 Wlan?

Jul 18, 2011

IŽve set up a Squeeze System on an old Ibook G4 and, besides wlan, everything works fine.i guess i need some firmware, i have tried several things and couldnt resolve the problem. I am unsure which firmware i actually need, or of something else has to be done.iŽll post the outputs of ifconfig, iwconfig and lspci and hope someone who could guess the problem or find the solution with it.

root@debian:/home/robert# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet Hardware Adresse 00:11:24:32:20:54
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0


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Debian :: Finding Video Driver For Mac Ibook?

Sep 19, 2010

I installed debian 5.06 on my Mac ibook g3, I had the same problem, the interface is only on a portion of the screen (about 70% x 70%) of the size of the screen.The screen is configured for 800x600, there is no another resolution, so I suppose I need another is the lspci output ; vga compatible controller : ATI technologies Inc Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x (rev 02). secondly, If i couldn't install linux on this mac, can I retrive or reinstall ? the mac OS ?

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Debian Installation :: Netinst - Fresh Installation Of Lenny Or Squeeze (either Or) And Not Install Exim?

Feb 26, 2010

I haven't used Debian in 1 year or so and would like to know if there is any possible way to do a fresh installation of Debian Lenny or Squeeze (either or) and not install Exim? I get to the package selection section of the Debian Installer and I de-select "Desktop Environment" & "Standard System" so nothing is selected and it still be default installs Exim. Is there a way to omit this from the install?

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Debian Installation :: Samsung Netbook N310 Dual-boot Installation (lenny + Xp)?

Nov 7, 2010

I recently bought a new Samsung netbook N310 and want to install dual-boot Debian lenny along with windows xp home edition. My CPU is like this: Intel Atom CPU N270 1.6GHz which architectures and kernels I should download from the cd installation? there are so many:alpha, amd64, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, and sparc.

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Debian Installation :: Businesscard Amd64 Lenny CD Not Installing?

Jan 24, 2010

Using VirtualBox on Ubuntu 9.10. Processor is Intel Q8200 Debian amd64 ISOs should work on my system but I had to resort to i386, which installed flawlessly despite a couple of kernel panics once X started. I don't think the problem is VirtualBox and I'm about to reboot and try loading the CD normally to see if that works.

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Debian Installation :: Lenny Cannot Be Installed With RTL8139 PCI Ethernetca

Feb 1, 2010

I'm trying to install debian lenny on a Asus A7V board, with PCI ethernet card containing RTL8139 chipset.I'm using the netinstall cd. Installation fails because the network card is not recognized during the install, thus no DHCP, thus no internet.Kernel is 2.26.x

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Debian Installation :: Which PCI Gigabit LAN Card Is Lenny Proof

Feb 1, 2010

I'm giving up trying to install Lenny as a server. The netinstall won't recognise my realtek 8139 chipset on the PCI ethernet NIC. I've googled so much i'm freakin loosing it. The install fails while getting an IP adress via DHCP. So a new networkcard is in order. Why not go for gigabit lan then. Which PCI gigabit LAN card is 100% guaranteed to work with Lenny net install cd?

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Debian Installation :: Failed To Upgrade From Lenny To Squeeze

Feb 3, 2010

I have tried several times--unscuccessfully-- to upgrade to the testing branch. I change my apt sources to "squeeze". I get either "err" or "ign" on a lot of the sources when updating. I have seen several methods as to how to upgrade from stable to testing and none have worked so far. I have tried "apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade" as well as using aptitude to do the same similar commands. What I find is the following:

* My kernel never gets upgraded at all.

* udev is broken and mice and keyboard do not work.

* Many packages are held back and not upgraded.

I do have a debian 5 image to re-install and try again but I am not finding it to be as easy as many debian people claim. Also, I did a fresh install of squeeze using the net-install image. When the install finished and I rebooted, the computer hung on boot up. It never seemed to read where the kernel was. It would boot up, the system would beep and then reboot never finding the kernel or boot block apparently. how to get squeeze on my box? It is a 1.2 Ghz computer with 512mb ram with the intel i810 southbridge chipset I believe.

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Debian Installation :: Upgrade To Lenny Breaks The Printer

Feb 11, 2010

I just upgraded to lenny (stable) from a working etch system. It went pretty nicely but I'm having a problem with the print system.

Ok, I have an HP Laserjet 4M+ connected to my system by USB. (I have another color printer too and a scanner but I don't use them often).

I use CUPS. I never bothered with the HPLIP packages because straight cups has always worked well.

What happens now is that I'll send a job to the printer and nothing will happen. The printer won't get it. Looking at CUPS on the localhost:631 page I can see that the printer is on, connected, ready; the job is there too but just stuck on "processing".

Now here's the thing. If I manually load the ehci_hcd module with "modprobe ehci_hcd" then the job will make it to the printer and it will print.

I can't just make that module load at boot time because if I do and the printer is off, it doesn't work. (I have to unload it and reload it). For whatever reason, I have to make sure that module gets loaded AFTER the printer is turned on, or nothing gets sent to the printer!

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Debian Installation :: KDE4 On Lenny: A Solution Might Have Been Found?

Feb 15, 2010

I've done some searches on here and can't seem to find anyone making any mention of this one site I found. Has anyone used the Debian Lenny KDE32 images from this site?[URL].. I downloaded it and it works GREAT! I think the solution for us poor Lenny holdouts might have been found. Especially those who have ati radeon cards. As background. I am running a Radeon 9000 pro agp card. I've been looking for SOME way to get KDE4 that works. Kubuntu, forget it. Mandriva was close but I'd miss apt too much. I was thinking of trying backports. But it seems these guys have already done the work. I downloaded their Lenny KDE32 image and burned it. Be aware, this is a DVD image, not a cd image. At 786megs it won't fit on a cd. But I put it on a dvd and it worked fine. Booted up to a nice clean running KDE4 on a lenny system. I still have some tinkering if I install it (blacklist pcspeaker for example, and get audio cd's to play) But here is my catch. I brought up the screensaver and chose my favorite: Solar winds. It a Gl screensaver, so 3d has to be working good.

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Debian Installation :: Upgrade Sarge To Etch To Lenny?

Mar 29, 2010

<Big Red Flashing Sign that reads, "NEWBIE with two Linux books and very little brain"> I just installed Sarge from a CD onto an old PC and ended up with Debian Linux 3.1, Kernel 2.4.

PC Specs:
Spacewalker Mainboard (AK31V3.1) SocketA AMD Athlon/Duron Processor based DDR Main Board
2x 256MG DDR DIM Q
350w power supply
NVIDIA GeForce AGP8X 6200 Graphics Card 256 MB RAM
Award Modular Bios v6.00PG 12/05/2003
LG Monitor
USB Mouse, Standard keyboard

I did not configure any servers or do any package selections but did manage to get the internet connection working (actually Debian managed that all by itself). I'd like to "upgrade" to Lenny.

Do I need to upgrade to Etch first or can I go straight to Lenny? At what point do I "upgrade" the kernel (before upgrading to Etch/Lenny? After?)

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Debian Installation :: Etch To Lenny Libc Upgrade?

Apr 2, 2010

I'm trying to upgrade an etch system to lenny, I've updated my sources list to lenny and ran apt-get update. When I try apt-get install apt

apt-get install apt I get the following:

Reading package lists. Done Building dependency tree. Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that the package is simply not installable and a bug report against that package should be filed. The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.  apt: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1) but 2.3.6.ds1-13etch10+b1 is to be installed Depends: libstdc++6 (>= 4.2.1) but it is not going to be installed E: Broken packages

if I try apt-get install apt libc6, it wants to upgrade a whole heap of packages - will this be a safe thing to do ?

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