Debian Installation :: Netinst Install Failing To Connect To Mirror
Jun 2, 2010
I am trying to install debian from a netinst cd. Everything seems to go fine except when the installer needs to connect to a mirror. It doesn't throw up an error, it just hangs a bit and then seems to keep going a lot quicker than i would expect. For example, when installing additional software, it gets stuck downloading the first few files for about 5 mins and then skips ahead and finishes the entire process in about 5 mins.
What I end up with is a very bare bones system when I fist boot into it, without any of the stuff that I had indicated that I wanted to install (ie desktop environment, web server, etc). The Internet connection works and I am able to ping websites including a number of the mirrors I tried during the install. However when using apt-get it just gets stuck trying to connect to the mirror and doesn't go any further.
I began the install, Debian 6.0, 64 I get through network config, and everything seems to check out, ifconfig, ping testing to the server it's connecting.I need to look into this further server side tomorrow, but assuming there are no network issues.is there any reason it would not connect to download mirrors? I just did an install on same rack, dell server not IBM, it went flawlessly. IBM is already putting up a fight. So, it's failing to download more content, I end up with no GUI and basic install.
Last week I installed the Debian 6.0.4 XFCE on to a system from an iso I burned to DVD. I had no problems.
Today I downloaded the 6.0.5 netinst iso and burned a CD to install on a system which has only a CD reader, not DVD. The install goes fine until I select a download mirror. No matter what mirror I select, I get "Bad Archive Mirror".
When I check the log in virtual console 4, the following message appears: "WARNING**: mirror does not support the specified release (squeeze)"...
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?
I installed lilo and it boots. How do I installed grub again. Do I just use synaptic manager to uninstall lilo and install grub?
I know grub2 does not work, giving me error: ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt. I did install grub-legacy and it worked, but I had to re-install squeeze due to other problems. So, now I want to replace lilo with grub legacy.
I am install debian in virtualbox on my mac using the net install. when i get to the part where it asks me to choose a mirror, none od them work. i always get an error that i can not connect. it tried pinging the mirrors but it did not work. I also have no firewall at all.
Recently, I did a netinst Debian install (on a C554US compaq presario), and while the net worked fine during install, I didn't seem to have a network connection (I use dhcp, mind you) or even an eth0 set up. I've used Debian before, but it was awhile back and I can't remember it all that well, but I DO remember having had net back then (previous version). I'm using Debian Testing, if that helps explain what might be wrong, and I can't help but feel it is my own mistake which caused it.
I noticed today I downloaded the amd64 netinst ISO for 'testing' and during the installation, it warned me of a the fact that I was installing using the 2.6.30.x kernel and I am now attempting to install a 2.6.32.x kernel. Is this is a common warning because I have never seen it before. I got it with both the netist & the businesscard image. Has anyone seen this before and is this a problem? Just trying to understand whats going on under the hood. I don't have the error in front of me since I am on my phone away from the office.
I have a Redhat Enterprise Linux system and I want to re-make it as Debian. I downloaded the Debian netinst iso but can't seem to make a bootable CD out of it, and I haven't found any adequate explanations anywhere.
I tried burning the iso directly to a disk. i set up the boot order in my BIOS but when I restart the machine it spins the CD drive a few times and then moves on to the hard drive.
I tried expanding the iso into a directory, and then copying all those files into into the "Blank CD-R Disc" on my Gnome Desktop, burnt the CD, and still no boot.
I found some instructions using X3b, but X3b was giving me errors.
I am trying to install Debian wheezy 7.6 stable, i made a bootable pen drive with netinst but when it arrives the select and install software part i got a error that i cant know what error is because it does not show its name. Just appear a red screen saying that a part in installation fails: Select and install software. I guess that this error is when it is installing tasksel.
does someone know a workaround to solve this problem?[URL].. I'm trying to download all firmware on [URL]..I put them on usb key (they are about 12 files .deb) and, during the installation I choose "select driver from alternative" (or something like that) but never recognize it.Seems this card works with tg3 driver but i'm not sure.If there are no way to recognize it from installer, could someone please suggest me an alternative way to install testing on my notebook ?
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.
I am trying to build a test VM with VirtualBox 3.2.8, hosted on Ubuntu 10.04 amd64. I am trying to install Debian Squeeze from the daily build (specifically, from the following URL):
(I've also tried the netinst ISO in the same directory.) The sha1sums are correct for each image.
When I start the VM, it refuses to boot, giving me the message "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted."
I would like to note that I've used VirtualBox for several years now, and GNU/Linux since 1995. So I have some experience in the field. (Of course experience is not much guard against brown-bag mistakes.) I've tried this same VM with an Ubuntu ISO (simply switching the attached ISO in the config), and it boots and installs OK.
Is there a known problem with the daily builds vs. VirtualBox?
I have been happily running Wheezy on the Chromebook Pixel with little or not issues. Recently I needed to re-install and decided to try Jessie. Again I was following the excellent instructions at [URL] .... except with the Jessie image.
However everytime I went to install it (after adding in the mem=4G line) it just rebooted and brought me back to the same install screen again. I just downloaded the Wheezy image again and it is installing now perfectly.
I'm trying to get dual monitors working on a fresh install of debian from the netinst install cd. I did not allow the installer to download any packages and then manually installed xorg gnome-core & gdm using apt-get.
The monitors are plugged into the onboard vga and dvi ports of my motherboard. I believe the chipset is intel.
I am just a newbie to debian/linux, and want to install debian lenny 5.0 with grub4dos. I have downloaded debian-5.03-CD-1-AMD64.iso and have read the installation-guide.pdf about debian 5.0 lenny. Then Go to "ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/dists/Debian5.0.4/main/installer-amd64" There are FOUR directories:
I am doing a new Debian install on an older Dell laptop (Latitude D520, but that should not matter). I downloaded the net install .iso, burned it to disk, and ran it. Everything was progressing like any other installation I have done until I was asked to pick the mirror. I chose ftp.us.debian.org like I normally do and it was rejected. When I checked the output on virtual console 4, I am seeing the message "mirror does not support the specified release (jessie)."
I tried a bunch of random mirrors, including international ones, and they all give me that message.
I want to install ubuntu10.10 from customer mirror. such as i copied ubuntu10.10 alternative image to some folder in server 10.1.1.2 and then used pxe to install os. when selecting mirror, i inputted [url]. but i couldn't download file to install automatically, and got following error message in red. however, i inputted "wget [url], i could download the fileA.
i'm trying to intall an old etch debian release using the netinstall netinstall debian-40r9-i386-netinst.iso. But i've got an issue while configuring the miror. Here where i'm blocked (it seems my archive miror is not right but why ?): in the previous screen, i entered the right path (i think): and as you can see in my screen cap of the broswer, the website of the archive is right, so where am i go wrong ?:
I've been trying out a distribution based on Debian Squeeze, but what I'd really like to try is a minimal Debian distribution I can build from the ground up and customize as needed. I heard a lot of positive things about using netinst on machines that are usually hard to get regular installation disks to work on. Downloaded netinst for i386 this week from a link at [URL].. and attempted to install from scratch on my machine. I got past formatting my disk and was at the base install step. It keeps complaining about corrupt programs it can't install. I ran a check of the CD disk from the menu and it says there are no issues with the disk itself. I can see some basic directories and cdebootstrap installed on my hard disk. Would like to jump to installing kernel and grub or something and attempt to download some of the other programs later, but it won't let me bypass the step. Saw some articles about a Debian from Scratch project on the Internet, but doesn't look like it's active any more. What's the best way to get a minimal Debian distribution based on Squeeze installed to a hard drive? Should I just wait until the official release?
The installer recognizes my wifi device but in order to connect to wifi I have to be able to use iwconfig to tell it that it has to connect to channel 11. If I don't do that it doesn't connect. The amd64 installer lists wireless tools in the list of extra tools to load, but for some reason the 32 bit installer doesn't. However wireless_tools...udeb is on the disk. What command would I use to load it manually from a console?