Debian Installation :: Most Packages Don't Install And /dev/hda5 Not Detected?
Oct 5, 2010
I tried to install Debian 3 at my pc, and while it worked, it only installed the basic system. When it goes trying to install the "everyday-use" packages it cames with this message:Some error ocurred while unpacking. I am going tp configure the packages that were installed. This may result in duplicate errors or erros caused by missing dependencies. This is ok, only the erros above this message are important. Please fix them and Install again
I've carelessly installed grub on hda5 instead of hda, using: # grub-install /dev/hda5 And now my hda5 cannot be mounted with ntfs-3g. Here the error message 'mount' gives: Failed to mount '/dev/hda5': Invalid argument The device '/dev/hda5' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
As far as I know, grub-install rewrites the 1st sector of the device, and I've been reading this guide on recover the 1st sector of an NTFS partition. The problem is that the Disk Probe tool is available in Windows only. Is there any similar software in Debian to do the same thing (i.e allows us to edit sectors of the hard drives available in the computer)? Any easier tool / method to restore the NTFS partition without read and write sectors manually.
I am trying to install squeeze on a new netbook Packard Bell Dot S2 installer fails at not able to make an ethernet connection through this >> Atheros AR8131/AR8132 Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Controller. So i am unable to make progress with the install? I am using the debian-testing-i386-businesscard image.
I also have a wireless connection but thats a wpa setup that doesnt seem to be supported on the installer just wep or am I wrong?
I'm a long time user of Debian, but I'm having trouble with my partitioning process. Here is where I currently stand:
I am installing the latest Wheezy build. I am trying to install debian with an encrypted LVM that spans two hard disks.
My partitioning layout is as:
1. /home 2. /root 3. swap 4. /boot
I then added partitions 1, 2 and 3 to a physical volume group. I then took that physical volume group and added it to a logical volume. Then I encrypted the logical volume, leaving the /boot partition untouched. I was under the assumption that the only partition the system needed free to reach the loading of the LVM is the /boot partition, as it holds the files necessary for booting. But when I attempt to finalize the disk, it gives an error stating, "No root file system detected". That would be an issue as it is currently sitting inside the encrypted LV. Am I wrong in including the root partition in the encrypted LV?
What is the best way of having as little of my file system non-encrypted as possible while still allowing a proper boot?
After installing debian 5.0.4 basic from first dvd, I extracted all other dvd images to hard disk and pointed /etc/apt/sources.list point to all these directories. after refreshing using synaptic package manager, I got list of all 20,000+ packages, and did a "apt-get -y install ......(all 20,000 names)". It failed due to some conflicts. So I used "--force-yes -f " option as well.
It went on for nearly two days to install everything. (in between due to power failure, something was done half way and was able to login to KDE boot option and see lots of software installed.) After complete install - it shows a startup screen of Debian EDu - but fails to boot up.
Is there a way to install all softwares + all XWindow systems simultaneously?
During the installation of Debian ( debian-8.2.0-amd64-CD-1.iso ) I couldn't connect to any mirror probably because the internet wasn't configured.
Thus, after the basic installation I wasn't able to install any packages ( trying to install sudo as root prompted me to insert the media disc - the USB drive I used wasn't detected going in an infinite loop ). Judging by the fact that I don't have a window manager installed.
Whenever I do sudo apt-get or use the Ubuntu Software Center, I can't download anything because a message comes up saying "Action requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources." I've been trying to download GIMP and Thunderbird, so... I dunno what the problem is.
mounting file system in centos,(NTFS) I am able to mount hda5 which is NTFS in centos by editing /etc/fstab, but not able to mount sda7( also NTFS)at that same time,however after editing /etc/fstab i can mount one HDD at any time, making both entries in /etc/fstab is not working. BOTH HDDs are NTFS , one is SATA and other is IDE.
I am trying to install Debian 5.0 "Lenny" on a PC with a very new hardware config (i3 processor, DDR3 RAM,LG SATA DVD drive, and Seagate SATA HDD). During the hardware detection phase of installation, I get a message saying the driver for my CD drive is not known, and asking me to select one manually. The options I get are only 'devcdrom', which does not work, and my installation cannot proceed.
I tried the following:
1. I read in a similar query that to use SATA DVD drives, I will have to set some boot options, so tried entering install libatapi_enabled=1 as an install option. This showed 'unknown parameter' error followed by same problem.
2. My Intel m/b BIOS has an option to set the DVD drive to "Native" or "Legacy", default is Native. I also tried changing this to "Legacy". Still same problem.
3. Read that I have to point to different drivers, but don't know how to do this during the installation.
i just installed debian after about 2 weeks of using ubuntu afterriend suggested switching, and it's not detecting my wireless card in the network settings. i'm new at linux so try to keep it simple if you can please,i read the sticky about this and here's the info it said i should provide
ispci -knn Code: 00:00.0 Host bridge : Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07) Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
I am installing Linux for the first time right now and I am facing a bit of an issue when it comes to network hardware driver installation. The NIC on my motherboard is a Marvel 88E1111 (computer is very old). During the installation of Debian, I got to a menu which read "No Ethernet card detected. If you know the name of the driver needed by your Ethernet card you can select it from the list", then provides me with said list of driver names.
However, the only driver I could find that came close the NIC I am using was one called just "Marvel", and selecting actually didn't do anything (screen flashes blue and returns me to the same menu). So I continued by selecting the "none of the above" option, and now the new menu reads: "A driver for your hardware is not available. You may need to load drivers from removable media (...)". So I thought I should google for the drivers and see what I can find. The official site of the company that made my NIC doesn't even list my model in their drivers' list (to be expected since it is so old).
Then I found this: URL.., but I was expecting more of a download than the source code itself.
I have successfully installed debian and updated it. After few days of installation maybe around a month. I tried to install some other software from synaptic but my installation CD isn't being detected like before. What do I do? The CD can be opened etc., but its not getting mounted as /cd-rom/ which the synaptic packagemanger searches most of the time.
I'm was trying to choose between GNOME and KDE for version 8. However both the live DVD's fail to pick up the Wifi card on my system. I am also unable to use certain basic commands such as ifconfig on the live CD. I am completely new to Linux and Debian (of course). Pardon me for the hand holding. This will be my first install of a Linux system.
What steps I can take to ensure that the Wifi card and the network card will be supported - hardware compatibility test maybe? Is there a way to try before installing? This will be a dualboot with Windows 8.1
Wifi card: Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter LAN card: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
I want to change to Debian from Ubuntu. But, unfortrantly, I have problem in installation.I want to install Debian 5 on my Dell optiplex 380 desktop. In the process of installation, the networking adapter can no be detected. My networking adapter is Broadcom Corporation netlink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe. It seems like that Debian 5 does not have the driver for this kind of adapter.What can I do now
I'm trying to install Debian Testing onto my Acer Aspire One ZG5 using the testing versions of boot.img and debian-testing-i386-CD-1.iso. I previously installed (two days ago) the latest release of stable, and the boot.img/CD1 from that worked fine, installed seamlessly. With testing though, the menu does not respond to the keyboard as soon as the menu appears to select Install/Graphical install/Help, etc. I have also tried to boot with an external (USB) keyboard, which again, works fine with the stable version of boot.img/CD1, but not testing.I did some searching and couldn't find anything that looked similar
I have just installed Debian Lenny and was trying to upgrade the installed packages from the packages.debian.org site. when i asked synaptic to add the downloaded packages the would not appear, but when i checked the .xsessions file there are entries saying that the packages were being ingnored because they were either different versions, the MD5 did not match or even "can't find pkg". i have to use the local library to download the packages because i dont have an internet connection at home.
I am new to Debian and I am trying to apt to install some packages When trying to get tango-icon-theme it says: E: Package tango-icon-theme has no installation candidate And when trying to get arandr it says:
After installation the Debian Squeeze when installing some packages the system asks for the installation debian CD. I wonder how i can change the configuration so that the system can install the packages without the CD?
I am tired of Microsoft Windows. So I am going to try Linux. I downloaded the ISO file and installed it. It did fine.My problem is I can't figure out how to install additional packages. Can someone tell me exactly what I need to type in to install packages from E: my CRDOM.Where can I download the complete GNOME DESKTOP package.Also, I am using Netzero Dial UP. Can you help me with this also.
I just installed 11.4 and I get an error when I try to boot, "fsck failed for at least one filesystem". It's referring to sdc2, which is my /. This drive is a 1.5gb SATA drive, and it may be that this drive is very slow to initialize. I used to have a problem in Windows where this same drive wouldn't be detected after waking from sleep, so I had to apply a hotfix patch.
I tried manually fsck-ing, but the drive isn't detected at all. Maybe some way I can make it wait longer for the drive?
trying to install 10.04, once i reach the dialog where i'm supposed to select partitions for mount/install, the installer reports my HDD is empty. it wants to create a partition table and proceed from there.in fact, my 1TB disk is 50% full and contains 10 partitions, including /boot /home, swap (which i wanna reuse) and 2 other OS partitions. these partitions do show up when running nautilus in 10.04 live, also "fdisk -l" shows them - the installer does not.
is there a way to choose packages when installing Debian? Normally I use min install but that still puts on many packages I don't want, is there some way of getting up a screen to select/deselect packages?
I have installed Debian Lenny from a 5 DVD set I purchased some time ago as well as packages I needed over time but now 'synaptic' refuses to recognize the first dvd as number one although when I try it, it boots normally for an install that I then abort.I'd like to install some packages directly from the Internet, can anyone explain what I need to do or point me to instructions, I do not have much experience with the command line.My current kernel is 2-6-26.21