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Bug#132838: boot-floppies: cannot install base system



On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 08:28:21AM -0600, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 09:46:37PM -0800, Matt Kraai wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 09:57:23PM -0600, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> > > On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 08:42:29PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > > > > 
> > > > > when trying to install the base system from network,
> > > > > i always get 'Error: Malformed release file
> > > > > http://http.us.debian.org:80/debian.dists/woody/Release'
> > > > >
> > > > I don't know what the current status of this bug is. It was a known
> > > > issue in 3.0.18.
> > > I am getting this with my 3.0.19 build for m68k, I thought that was fixed?
> > 
> > Can you try downloading this file on tty2 and see if it works?
> > 
> > # wget http://http.us.debian.org:80/debian/dists/woody/Release
> I can download it (on i386). What do you mean with works? How do I test
> that? Is "works" can I download on the box I am trying to install to on the
> second console?

Yes, please try it on the second console during the installation.

I believe that debootstrap can't distinguish a network failure
from a corrupted Release file when run via the boot-floppies.
This would explain why retries don't work.

Matt

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