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FWD: Can't Get Past "Install the Base System"

debian-user is not the right lists for questions about the new debian
installer. Forwarding to debian-boot.

It seems to me that you are trying to use the debian-installer with the
Debian 3.0 (woody) CDs. The debian-installer is targeted at the next
release of debian (sarge), and probably will not work with the woody
CDs. I'm left wondering how you booted it -- from floppy? -- since it is
not on the woody CDs you downloaded.

I suggest that if you want to use the debian installer, you go to
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ , read the
INSTALLATION-HOWTO there, and use the installation CDs linked to on that
web site. If you have trouble downloading the CDs from there (several
parts of the Debian server infrastructure are still down after the
recent compromise), you get get them here:

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From: "Dave L. Thompson" <DLThompson@leeclerk.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 14:42:18 -0500
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Can't Get Past "Install the Base System"
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I am a newbie Debian installer, and I'm installing Debian on a Dell PC
with the seven CD's I downloaded from the Debian site.  I have been
unable to get past the "Install the Base System" portion.  I've
confirmed that dists/woody/main/binary-i386/Release is present on the
installation CD, but anytime I try to use it, I get the following error:


"The installation program couldn't find any directory containing a file
basedebs.tar or dists/woody/main/binary-i386/Release."


What gives?






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

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