Re: Newbie problems galore
Not a very successful day!!!
Trying to go with the fact that TUN driver sees my network controller.
Two occurrences of "Warning" Failure trying to run
chroot /target dpkg --force-depends \
and several more where all I get is "debootstrap exited with an
error (return code 1)"
I was getting the debootstrap errors before, seeming to be related to
the way I mounted my partitions.
Also, eliminating drivers may have helped in the past. When there is no
error info, it's hard to guess what correction was a good idea and what
Doesn't the Base-System create process leave a log behind anywhere???
David A. Cobb wrote:
I purchased a CD set of "Debian 3.0 "Woody" Official" and started
to install it.
First woe: my hardware is by nVidia; the Official kernel on the CD
is 2.4.18, nVidia provides a driver for 2.4.20/21 and the Debian
archive has nVidia patches for 2.4.26. My plan is to go to .26, but
in the meanwhile I can't use X Windows and I can't access my NIC, so
all that stuff requires rebooting into Windows. So, my first
question: given the kernel images on
$MIRROR/Debian/main/k/kernel-image-2.4.26-i386, how do I change my
I need to pass things back-and-forth between Linux and Windoze. I
see references to VFAT FS on the web site, but for the life of me, I
can't find a trace of the software. It's really bad to have to play
games with tar at both sides of the route in order not to munge up the
"magic" pathnames. PLEASE don't tell me that the evil beast of
Redmond has buried VFAT under a patent claim!! If not, please, where
can I find it?
Right now, I've managed to hork up my package data so dpkg gets
hung up trying to fix things. My best bet seems to be to restart from
scratch. How do I get dpkg / apt / aptitude to clean my machine
totally, or what files should I remove to make all this stuff go
away? Or, would it really be quicker to re-init my partitions and
start again from the CD?
Thanks, all, for your patience. I hope I see some answers before I
do something more silly than what I've already done here.
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
"By God's Grace, I am a Christian man; by my actions a great sinner." -- The Way of a Pilgrim: R.French, Tr.
Life is too short to tolerate crappy software!
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