[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Problems installing wheezy

Yes I did both as root, never worked with cp will try with cat. Thanks. Will report soon

▼ Hide quoted text On Aug 11, 2013 11:19 AM, "Marian Corcodel" <corcodel.marian@gmail.com> wrote: cat debian-7.1.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso > /dev/sdc is right and sync on root.

On Aug 11, 2013 11:19 AM, "Marian Corcodel" <corcodel.marian@gmail.com> wrote:
cat debian-7.1.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso > /dev/sdc  is right and sync on root.

2013/8/11 Anubhav Yadav <anubhav1691@gmail.com>
Thanks Ivan for the reply, I feel the only modification would be the grub as I will have to install it over the whole hard disk as I have a dual boot of windows.
Can you tell me more about my /home partition (Point # 2)

I will try your method and will report.

But I want to know, even after downloading a whole 4 gb dvd, do I really need an Internet connection?

On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM, Ivan Kovnatsky <sevenfourk@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey Anubhav,

Not sure if you will like the way I would install in you situation (in case of lack of internet connection).

Since you're debian user I'm proposing to install in the following way: https://wiki.debian.org/Debootstrap.

You need to get ready debian-based system, configure /etc files, and install grub to your new / to be able to boot.

Don't forget to tar your / content with --preserve-permissions when you will grab data to install it.


On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 12:53 AM, Anubhav Yadav <anubhav1691@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello everyone, this is my first post here.
I am facing lot of problems in installing wheezy.

1) I downloaded the dvd-1 image of amd-64 precisely debian-7.1.0-amd64-DVD-1 for installing wheezy. I checked the md5sum of my downloaded file and it was the same as of the original. So the image was verified.

Being a hybrid image, I just ran the following commands to make a bootable usb stick
       cp debian-7.1.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso /dev/sdc/

As expected the files were copied to the usb. But when I booted my machine, it said isolinux missing or something, ie the bootable stick failed.

I then used win32diskimager and it failed too.

After that I used unetbootin which made the usb bootable and the installation started too, but the installation failed saying the CD-ROM does not seem to contain a valid "release" file.

As a last resort trying to install through usb, I used universal usb installer, which worked. I made all the partition, set all the passwords and did other settings, but this installation failed too, this time on base installation step saying that it could not download the following packages.
                              liblzma (and two more)
The only reason of mine downloading the dvd image of around 4 gb was to avoid using internet as I don't have access to Internet at home.

I don't know whats the problem, I have been at it since two days and still unable to install debian. I will be getting a blank dvd and will try to burn the image and install it (tomorrow as its 4 am here) Some guys at #debian said that usb stick never works for installing debian .

2) I was an ubuntu user for the past 4 years and have decided to move on (thanks to the illogical changes to their vision) and made up my mind to install debian. As I was very new to installing linux 4 years back, I had managed to create just one big partition and mounted it as /.
So this time before updating to debian, I moved my /home partition to an altogether new partition and wanted to mount my /home to this new partition while installing debian. Now as I was unable to install debian (see #1) I installed mint, and mounted that new partition as /home. Now that /home contained a .config folder which is giving many errors at startup on mint,
Will it happen in debian? Should I really backup my /home partition. While on ubuntu I had compiled many software and libraries in my /home folder itself. Will they all work again in debian (or mint) or do I need to install them again? I had also backed up my /home to an external hardisk so I can just copy paste real important stuff into my new home partition on debian (or mint) later.

(I was a newbie and didn't new that I should have moved those source files to a partition like /usr/ or /opt before compiling them)

Thats it, those are the two problems that I am facing as of yet. I do not want to give up so easily, and I really want to be a part of this community. Please help me.

(if your have reached here and are still reading
Thanks (for not getting annoyed at such a big post)
Anubhav Yadav

Anubhav Yadav

Reply to: