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RE: Debian amd64 from the net: Installation failed

> Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 11:02:46 +0100
> From: cobe571@gmail.com
> To: security@debian.org; debian-italian@lists.debian.org; debian-amd64@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Debian amd64 from the net: Installation failed
> I use the Primary Debian mirror site (ftp.debian.org) for installing Etch amd64... but more files is missing on site.

Hmm...  I have had problems from time to time downloading CD and DVD images from the repositories using jigdo -  occasionally it failed due to some missing files.  I think I solved it by changing to a different mirror site.

Are you using a net install CD?  You can also start a net install off from some floppy disks if you are using a really old machine.

What sort of box are you using?

 I can't install Etch on my computer and I have only this computer. Please help me!!!

When you say you only have one machine, is there any other OS on it?  Are you trying to set up a dual boot situation with e.g. MS Windows and Debian Etch?

If you do have MS Windows working on part of the machine at present, you could use e.g. jigdo or bittorrent etc to download the CD or DVD images for Debian instead of doing a net install if it doesn't seem to work.  You wouldn't need to download all the CD or DVD's.....  

The first DVD image would probably be enough.  It would take a bit longer but then you can install the OS from the DVD.  Providing you get the whole image intact (check in the Debian installer with the CD integrity option) then you won't get missing file error messages etc.


Michael Fothergill

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