Bug#106457: Can't install `testing'
I can't install debian testing. I have downloaded the testing compact
installation disks and am trying to do a network install. The installer
is able to download rescue.bin and drivers.tgz over the Internet and
proceed all the way to the base system install. I then select the
`network' method of installing the base system, pick the testing/woody
release to install, accept the default download URL of
`http://http.us.debian.org/debian', proxy `none' and proxy port `8080',
hit OK and get
debootstrap exited abnormally
Freeing unused kernel memory: 152k freed
/usr/sbin/debootstrap: 26980: Bad file descriptor
Jul 24 10:15:37 (none) user.info dbootstrap: running
'/usr/sbin/debootstrap --boot-floppies --arch i386 woody /target
Jul 24 10:15:37 (none) user.err dbootstrap: debootstrap exited
Back to Alt-F1, if I hit enter I get back to the `Next: Install the Base
If I try different debian mirrors, I get different numbers in the `Bad
file descriptor' line.
This is fairly frustrating, I've been using potato on my other box for a
while now and have been very happy with it, so I thought I'd give
testing a try. Bad timing, I guess?
George Pongas (pongas at ces dot cwru dot edu)
"I pity the fool that don't use Linux"