Debian Installation :: Skip Undetected Hardware During Installation

Oct 31, 2010

I'm new here especially in Debian . A couple days ago i was try to install stable release of debian lenny. But it's unsuccessful because my network adapter isn't detected or debian can't find a correct driver for it.Is there any way to skip that kind of stuff? It's mean that because i'm not using the network adapter either ( I'm using broadband connection USB ). And the CD 1 is contained gnome already right?

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Sep 24, 2010

When i install openSUSE 11.3, reboot the system, and then yast stay in automatic configuration. It take a long time to download some packages, and it seems that it has no response already. How would i skip this step?

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Aug 3, 2010

I just upgraded two 11.2 installations. One I easily managed from the dvd the other I had to install anew as the cd didn't offer the possibility of upgrading. While I appreciated the many improvements in desktop stability I found I am non very satisfied of the installer.

It became minimal and just does what IT wants and not what I want anymore. I miss the possibility of choosing desktops, programmes and settings during installation. Most of all I miss the possibility of choosing the bootloader and its location. I have a multi boot multi disk machine and I prefer to modify entries by hand so i never install the loader but add the new entry in the grub but this was not possible and it made just a mess erasing completely all other entries....

Booting has always been a great problem for one of my machines and I'm not going to upgrade it if thisi is the result. Is there a way of going back to the old options (no loader?) Why are the new installer always "easier" but less flexible for a user who's not geek but not even a newbie? Why does it have always to be more "Windows like"

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Ubuntu Installation :: Skip Windows Loader Using GRUB2?

May 22, 2010

I would like to have some entries in GRUB2 so that I can directly boot Windows XP and Seven without having to load the Windows bootloader (so I would like to avoid one step, now is:load GRUB2 --> then Windows loader --> then Windows boots. I would like it to be: load GRUB2 --> then Windows boots). s this possible?This is what I have now in my grub.cfg

cat << EOF
menuentry "Windows Operating Systems (XP & Seven)" {


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Ubuntu Installation :: Skip Grub OS Selection Screen

Feb 17, 2011

Im using the following system setup: When I boot my business computer, I can choose between 3 setups, 2 Windows XP, 1 DOS. I installed Ubuntu with 1 Windows XP system which looks something like this:

System 1 (XP)
System 2 (XP) --> after selection, Im able to choose between the XP system and Ubuntu on a new screen
System 3 (DOS)

Now interesting for me is obviously System 2. After I select System 2, I can choose between XP and Ubuntu. After I select Ubuntu, I come to another screen, where I can choose again between 4 Ubuntu entries with different kernel versions (including their recovery modes) AND both XP systems (yes, again). I installed Grub Customizer. I removed all the XP entries and all but 1 Ubuntu entry from this screen. I also set the timeout until booting Ubuntu on this screen to 1 second to start as quick as possible and Ubuntu boots fine.

My question now is, is there a way to skip the screen with former kernel and XP selection and boot Ubuntu directly after already choosing (between XP and Ubuntu) on the first screen? I know, 1 second "waiting" is not too bad but skipping the screen completly would be superb.

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Mar 16, 2011

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Apr 30, 2011

This seems to be a strange problem, and I have searched high and low for answers. Since Ubuntu 10.04 I have been upgrading via LiveCD and had no problems, however after an upgrade to 11.04 I now have Grub 1.99 giving me a list of versions to chose from before the OS loads. Now, call me fussy, but I don't want this, I just want to turn on my PC and go straight into Ubuntu as it always has done. I have tried various fixes such as looking for old Kernals in Package Manager, but no old kernals show up! Same for Ubuntu-Tweak, nothing shows up when I click on clean kernals.

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Dec 19, 2010

All of a sudden when I ran an update with the usual
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I got an input / output error for a specific file followed by an exit with dpkg returning error code 1.

In this case the package (ubuntu-docs) is not exactly life threatening, so I would prefer any update process to simply skip that particular package and move onto the ones that are getting held up. I then opened Synaptic Package Manager where I located the erroneous package. I then unmarked the particular package (ie the blob in front of the package name was green, and the status line shows zeroes for all categories (broken, upgrade/install, remove). So far so good. I then found the 'lock version' menu item under the packages menu. I clicked it, and ran the reload thing. After that thought the package was marked for deletion however, and I once again couldn't get by this one bad package.

So (tl/dr perhaps), how can I make Synaptic / apt-get / or whatever to skip this bad package for real so that I can update my system normally going forward? (Why is it that the whole upgrade process is that fragile by the way? Surely there must the the occasional dud package upgrade that people want to skip, no? Having the whole process grind to a halt because of one issue seems border line paranoid to me. Of course on a minimal server installation where every package counts this behavior makes sense perhaps, but on a IMHO bloated plain vanilla ubuntu install?

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Nov 25, 2010

I am trying to perform a hard drive installation of RHEL 5.5. I specify the installation method and the partition and directory holding the ISO image in /etc/grub.conf


However, I am still presented with the "Installation Method" and "Select Partition" screens when anaconda runs. Is the syntax of the repo boot option correct?

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Debian Installation :: USB Installation Fails To Find An Installation Iso Image

Aug 15, 2010

I have installed Debian maybe 30 times over the years since about 2003, stable, testing and Sid on two different desktops and two different laptops. The only problem I have ever had is sometimes with a flaky daily build. It is one of my favorite distros.

BUT, I am totally frustrated is trying to install to a USB. I have followed the manual step by step about 6 times in the past two weeks. The result is always the same. The installation fails to find an installation iso image. Yes, I know the iso image and the hd-media vmlinuz and initrd.gz files are supposed to be the same version.

File: debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso from: [url]

Files: vmlinuz and initrd.gz from: [url]

The USB boots to a Language selection screen and proceeds through the Keyboard selection screen with no problems.

The next step which searches for an installation iso image fails.

Skipping that step and trying to load installer components from iso image also fails.

Searching the entire PC for an installation iso image also fails. (I even copied the netinst iso image to the HD root directory.)

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Nov 30, 2009

until recently, my CD/DVD-RW drive(from TsstCorp) on my Hp 530 lappy used work fine. But now, (I dunno why,), the drive is not showing up ANYWHERE... not even in boot menu... The power supply is fine as i can open the drive and can also hear the typical Cd-dvd drive noises after inserting a disc...I am totally lost now and would really appreciate ANY help... again,... the drive is not showing up ANYWHERE... not in any file manager.
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Jan 26, 2010

i'm italian so, please, be patient if my english isn't perfect I write here because no one of italian Fedora and Ubuntu forums could help me.I've a problem with my dvd writer. I think no linux distro can detect my Dvd Writer, because i tried with Fedora/Ubuntu/OpenSuse/Mandriva/Zenwalk and no one decect it. I must boot distros from liveusb because livecds don't start.

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May 7, 2010

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Dec 6, 2010

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Apr 27, 2011

My PC has 2 systems, Windows & Ubuntu. Windows can detect my wireless network but Ubuntu can't. The Network Manager does not show any wireless network. How do I fix this problem? I'm still not very good with the Linux system but I keep trying.

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Apr 15, 2011

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Mar 6, 2010

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Feb 26, 2009

I recently acquired an HP2133 netbook. It comes with SUSE 10 enterprise desktop pre-installed. WI-FI was working fine, though a slight pain for asking for the key every time. I thought I would apply all updates I could find and that may improve my networking.Having applied all I can find the wi-fi is now broken.If I use YaST I can see the Broadcom internal device seems to remain recognised, it even has the configuration I set for my wi-fi network access.The problem seems to be the NetManager applet, which denies all knowledge of wi-fi now and only has wired (which is working).Ironically the update causing the failure was applied wirelessly.I am slightly at a loss how best to proceed - I was going to cut my losses and make another boot partition with Ubuntu, but the live CD I made failed to run so that I could make a flash boot version, I shall have to return to that.

I have also now discovered that SUSE 10 is a bit long in the tooth - I sort of assumed it was current, given I bought the machine recently. So I'm wondering if it would be best to take the hit and reformat completely? I know it is broadcom, so should not be a problem, and I have been through ndiswrapper and the like in the past, though somehow I seem to have forgotten all about it now!I was happy enough with the SUSE setup and this is highly annoying as I was only updating to fix an annoyance and now the wifi has been broken... Perhaps there is an alternative applet to the netmanager that may play with the card and allow me to connect to networks?I look forward to recommendations, at this time my primary objective is to restore wifi functionality, longer term perhaps I need to review distro and installation, but I should like to do that on a dual boot basis I think

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Nov 1, 2010

I have Slackware(x32) 13.1 installed on my computer. Everything runs just fine except it doesn't seem my wireless card.I looked around and found a driver on the Realtek website. But, after I installed it, linux wouldn't boot. It would just hang. The driver did help my get the card detected, though.

On lspci, I found:
02:00.0 [Realtek company name here] RTL8101E/RTL8102E
03:00.0 [Realtek company name here] Device 8172

On windows, it said I had RTL8191SE. I am confused as to which card I have and which driver I need.I reinstalled the driver and rebooted. I then turned off my ether card via bios. Then I rebooted. Linux then booted just perfectly. However, I couldn't get the wireless to work. I was freaking and then left to go do something else with my hands. Then I realized I had the card turned off.
I mentally punched myself. >.>

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As an introduction to the problem I'm having: For a long time, I've been on 9.04 and my wireless worked quite happily. Then when I upgraded to 9.10, to my despair I found that my laptop no longer detects my wireless driver! Before I go on, I should also say I'm rather inexperienced with Ubuntu in general, despite having used it for quite some time.

Anyway, onto the informational part: I'm using a Compaq Presario CQ40. According to lspci, my wireless network card details are as follows:

03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
lsusb shows the following:
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard Wireless (Bluetooth + WLAN) Interface [Integrated Module]


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It's really critical, I have lots of software to install from DVDs and actually I am relying on a shared DVD-ROM drive from another machine and it's quite slowing me.

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I ignore it, and continue the uninstallation process until complete. But, After I reboot my computer, the Installer menu is still appear on Windows Boot Manager.

I'm using Windows Vista Business SP2.

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After a fresh install of 7.7.0 (amd64), I'm unable to boot into Debian. I get the following error constantly when booting in recovery mode:

(snip) [drm] nouveau (snip) PMC - unhandled INTR 0x44000000

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I've got a secondary problem: GRUB has my Debian install as the only option, even though I had Windows 8.1 installed first. I don't know if this is related to the problem above, or it's a known problem with newer versions of Debian and/or Windows (and I have to update the menu.lst or whatever myself), or if it's due to the way I set up partitions. My current setup is:

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- Windows main partition
- Debian / partition
- Debian swap partition
- Debian EFI partition
- Debian /home partition
- Unallocated space (will eventually be a NTFS partition for shared storage)

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