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Re: base system installation error

jrollins@phys.columbia.edu writes:

> Hello.  For the last two days I have been trying to install debian-amd64 on
> various machines but have been getting the following error immediately after the
> start of the base system installation phase of the installation:
> --------------------------------------------
> [!!] Install the base system
> Base system installation error
> The debootstrap program exited with an error (return value 2).
>   (next page...)
> Failed to install the base system
> The base system installation into /target/ failed.
> --------------------------------------------
> Does anyone know why this is happening?  There do not seem to be any relevat
> error messages in /var/log/messages.  All of the relevant mount points seem fine
> and are writable.  All preceeding parts of the installation go off without a hitch.
> The installation is from amd64.debian.net/debian-installer/daily/netboot/ from
> 6/6/2005.  
> Any thoughts at all?  Is there a outstanding bug I'm not aware of?  I did this
> exact same installation on an identical machine less that a week ago with no
> problems.
> jamie.

Check the 3rd/4th console for details. If you are trying to install
testing or unstable it is probably exim failing.


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