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I had the same problem 2 months ago, caused by missing archive signing keys in the initrd images. The solution was: http://lists.debian.org/debian-arm/2011/07/msg00047.html

On Fri, 7 Oct 2011, Alessio Sangalli wrote:

On 08/31/2011 05:49 AM, Hector Oron wrote:

debian-installer for armhf can be found

Hi! I am trying to use it.

First of all it seems it is a U-Boot image so I had to:

# dd if=uInitrd of=initrd-armhf.gz bs=1 skip=64

(OK not the most efficient way to do it but anyway...)

At the U-Boot prompt I load my kernel (that already contains all the
drivers) and the initrd:

tftp 800000 hurricane/uImage
tftp 4000000 debian/initrd-armhf.gz
sete bootargs 'console=ttyAMA0,115200 initrd=0x4000000,0x367887'
bootm 800000

The installation starts correctly but at some point I am asked to insert
a mirror hostname and directory manually. I tried:

ftp.debian-ports.org /debian
http://opensource.exmeritus.com /mirror/debian-ports

But they all fail saying:

The installer failed to download a file from the mirror. This may be
a problem with your network, or with the mirror. You can choose to
retry the download, select a different mirror, or cancel and choose
another installation method.

The network works, if I open a shell from the menu I can wget some files
from external http hosts and so on.

I did a wireshark and I see that the board tries to:

GET /mirror/debian-ports/dists/oldstable/Release <- 404
GET /mirror/debian-ports/dists/stable/Release <- 404
GET /mirror/debian-ports/dists/testing/Release <- 404
GET /mirror/debian-ports/dists/unstable/Release <- 200
GET /mirror/debian-ports/dists/sid/Release <- 200
GET /mirror/debian-ports/dists/sid/main/binary-armhf/Release <- 200
GET /mirror/debian-ports/dists/sid/unstable/Release.gpg <- 200

So even if it cannot find the older releases, it does find what it needs
in unstable/sid, but refuses to continue anyway...

Any possible solution to this?


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