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.

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General :: Debian Install / Failing To Connect To Mirror

May 19, 2011

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 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.

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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)"...

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Feb 26, 2010

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May 28, 2010

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.

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May 7, 2011

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.

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Debian :: No Internet With Fresh Netinst Install

Apr 16, 2010

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.

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Jul 26, 2014

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And then proceed to follow these instructions.

4.3.1. Preparing a USB stick using a hybrid CD or DVD image

Select all# cp debian-7.6.0-ia64-netinst.iso /dev/sdb
# sync

Unfortunately, the USB will not boot.

The instructions I am following tell of creating "a second, FAT partition on the stick, mount the partition and copy or unpack the firmware onto it".

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# cd /mnt
# tar zxvf /path/to/firmware.tar.gz
# cd /
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Aug 9, 2010

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Aug 16, 2010

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.

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Mar 22, 2010

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Oct 17, 2014

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.

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Debian Installation :: Minimal Netinst Internet Access

Jul 30, 2014

Fresh install without a desktop environment, I only selected "standard software utilities" from the software selection step of the installation process, nothing else is installed thereafter.

I cannot follow these instructions [URL] .... because "auto" and "iface" commands not found.

iptables isn't installed, but I want to install nftables since it's what iproute2 is to net-tools.

And it doesn't even have NetworkManager either and so far I found out ifconfig (net-tools) has been dropped in favor of iproute2, although that is just what Wikipedia says.

[URL] ....

"apt-cache search iproute2" revealed there is only iproute.

I just checked, net-tools is also installed, but ifconfig command not found?

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Using the mini.iso netinst image, when installing the the base system I get the following error:

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Usually I have no issue at all installing a barebones sid system, but over the last week I've had the same error over and over.

The issue appears to of been resolved. I guess something server side was tweaked.

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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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Sep 17, 2010

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?

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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.

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The monitors are plugged into the onboard vga and dvi ports of my motherboard. I believe the chipset is intel.

At the moment the displays are cloned.

I don't know much about xorg.

This is my xrandr output:

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Feb 13, 2010

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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 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.

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I get the following errors when installing samba.

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samba{a} samba-dbg

0 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.Need to get 49.2MB/55.5MB of archives. After unpacking 149MB will be used.Do you want to continue?


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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 ?:

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Oct 1, 2010

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?

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