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Re: amd64 installer (Debian From Scratch)

On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 03:13:40PM +0200, Steffen Elste wrote:
> gave DFS a try today - great idea!


> No trouble booting the ISO-image, but the installation failed:
> Setup three partitions (/boot, swap, /), formatted (ext2 for /boot, ext3
> for /) and mounted them without any problems.
> Started bootstrapping and the last messages are:
> P: Unpacking package gzip
> E: Couldn't install root!

I gave it a quick whirl and saw that problem too.  I am suspicious of a
bug either in cdebootstrap or a problem out there in the amd64
repository.  I wonder if you would have better luck bootstrapping
directly from the amd64 archive:

  cdebootstrap -a sid /mnt http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/pure64/

Alternatively, you could download one of the tarball-based bootstrap
systems.  I could put one of them on the CD for a future version if
cdebootstrap continues to be obstinate :-)

> Have yet to try to install on just ONE partition, but i don't think this
> is the problem.

You're right, I tried to install to /tmp/foo and got the same problem

> BTW, i'm running a 32bit Debian/GNU Linux testing/unstable on this
> machine as well, kernel is 2.6.6-1-k7, and the harddisk is mounted as
> '/dev/hde' - with the built-in SATA support as provided by the kernel
> shipping with DFS it is '/dev/sda' ... kinda strange, any ideas why this
> is as it is?!

Someone else may have to chime in there, as I know very little about
SATA and have no SATA hardware myself.

-- John

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