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Bug#195251: RE: Bug#195251: installation problem


That seemed to be the solution.  I re-jigged the partition sizes on the hard
drive, and pointed root to /dev/hda5, and we were off and running.  System
was successfully installed.  Now on to bigger and better things.

(Had just previously successfully installed Knoppix to the hard drive, with
instructions provided by a colleague, so it had to be something like that.)



-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Tillman [mailto:tillman@voicetrak.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 9:57 PM
To: Debian Installer
Cc: thomas_r_sharp@groton.pfizer.com
Subject: Fwd: RE: Bug#195251: installation problem

----- Forwarded message from "Sharp, Thomas R"
<thomas_r_sharp@groton.pfizer.com> -----

Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 08:41:39 -0400
From: "Sharp, Thomas R" <thomas_r_sharp@groton.pfizer.com>
X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2654.89)
To: "'Chris Tillman'" <tillman@voicetrak.com>
Subject: RE: Bug#195251: installation problem


thanks for the response.  attached dbd_log.tgz file generated from another
failed install, failing at the exact same location.  At least the problem is
persistent and deterministic.

All steps appear normal and proceed up until the point that installer tries
to load libdb3_.... file.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Tillman [mailto:tillman@voicetrak.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 4:12 PM
To: Sharp, Thomas R; 195251@bugs.debian.org
Cc: 'submit@bugs.debian.org'
Subject: Re: Bug#195251: installation problem

On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 10:26:53AM -0400, Sharp, Thomas R wrote:
> Package:  boot-floppies
> Version: 3.0r1
> flavor: default
> architecture: i386
> model:  Compaq Presario 1655 laptop
> scsi:  none
> cd-rom:  ?
> network card: N/A
> pcmcia:  N/A
> Problem with installation of a basic Debian system on the above laptop.
> Have downloaded the "woody" ISO #1 two separate times using the jigdo
> procedure, and burned two separate copies of that ISO CD.  Have also
> obtained a burned copy of ISO #1 from a colleague, who downloaded the ISOs
> himself using a simple HTTP: download procedure.
> All three CDs boot into the installation procedure successfully.  I am
> answering defaults for virtually all of the configuration questions asked
> the install wizard.  Installation appears to start successfully, and gets
> well into the installation of packages from the CD.
> However, all three copies of ISO #1 hit the same problem, installation
> fails, and I have not yet discovered how to get around it.  The message
> appears indicating that a particular .deb package is corrupt and couldn't
> "downloaded," namely /instmnt/pool/main/d/db3/libdb3_3.2.9-16_i386.deb

There have been some slightly similar reports in the past. Could you
repeat the install once more, and after the problem comes up, choose
the 'Problem Report' menu item, and send the resulting dbg_log.tgz to
the list?

----- End forwarded message -----

OK, it looks like your boot partition is /dev/hda1, and your target
partition is also /dev/hda1. Since that partition only has 10M in it,
you're running out of space. 

It looks like /dev/hda5 is your intended root, you need to mount that
one when it asks, before starting the installation. But before that,
just re-initialize /dev/hda1 to clean it off and unmount it.

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