Re: URGENT! Install Base System via network: settings wrong
On Sun, Jan 13, 2002 at 01:35:05PM +0000, Philip Blundell wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2002 at 09:51:40PM +0200, Ariel Tankus wrote:
> > 1. After entering the root floppy, and immediately before the first
> > screen (the Debian 3.0 title), the following error messages occured:
> > modprobe: modprobe: Can't open dependencies file
> > /lib/modules/2.2.20/modules.dep (no such file or directory)
> Yes, this is a known issue. It's unrelated, though, so no need to worry.
> > When trying to install these two, I received the following error message:
> > /target/usr/sbin/modconf: cannot create: directory nonexistent.
> Same with this, except that I think this one is already fixed in the
> development sources.
> > 4. Well, I thought to myself, everything is going fine.
> > But then, another surprise: at_3.1.8-10.deb was corrupt (or so the
> > installation system said; I guess the installation system is wrong,
> > or else I couldn't upgrade my potato from that very same site).
> That's right. If you can make this happen again, please go to
> /target/var/cache/apt/archives where you should find the newly-downloaded
> .deb file, and compare its length and md5sum with a good copy from the
> ftp site.
Since I have the /dev/hda4 unchanged, I just checked what's going on there
right now (following the installation attempt my original message referred
retina:/mnt/var/cache/apt/archives# ls -l
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 69374 Jan 12 19:10 adduser_3.45_all.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 172562 Jan 12 19:11 apt-utils_0.5.4_i386.deb-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 614918 Jan 12 19:10 apt_0.5.4_i386.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37472 Jan 12 19:12 at_3.1.8-10_i386.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Jan 12 19:16 base-config_1.33.7_all.deb
The first 3 files are identical to images I downloaded from the ftp site
The at_3.1.8-10_i386.deb has exactly the same size as the Packages file
specified (a Packages file I just downloaded). However, I checked 3 ftp
sites, but they had no ``at'' for i386 at their pools!
I check ftp.tau.ac.il, ftp.uk.debian.org and sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch .
(I have problems with ftp.debian.org so I couldn't check it;
I get a ``Use PASV instead'' message (or sth like that) at the first ``dir''
command I give, and it gets stuck).
Is there any problem with the ``at'' package at the pool for i386?
Regarding the base-config, the archives do have it, so it was probably not
downloaded at all (zero size file created on /dev/hda4).
> > 6. I manually erased the two files I just mentioned, returned to the
> > installation system, and tried once again the base system installation.
> > And the 3rd surprise: ``Malformed Release file''.
> > I never got this message in the various downloading attempts I had,
> > but I got it only after *erased* the two files!
> That's strange. So it seems that debootstrap is somehow unable to re-
> download the files after they have been erased.
Maybe it is a pool problem with the at package???
> Was there anything on the Alt-F4 virtual console?
Didn't check that :(
> Thanks for your help with testing.
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