[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Newbie ibook sarge install

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 01:07:01AM +0000, Adrian Lester wrote:
> First, hello. I'm new to Apple hardware, newish to debian and moderately 
> competent with Linux. I'm not feeling very competent atm however.
> The system is an ibook 900Mhz. I am trying to install Debian testing as the 
> only OS using the boot CD and a network install.

debian-boot's probably a better place for sarge installation reports,
even if they're powerpc-specific.

> i have at least one problem but maybe more. They are as follows:
> 	1.) apple_bootstrap partition not created.
> 	2.) No installable kernel.
> 	3.) umount error of /dev/pts and /dev/shm
> 1.) apple_bootstrap
> ************************
> The error on partition creation states that no newworld boot partition exists 
> even if it does. I don't know whether I've been trying to do the right thing 
> but this has been reported before (judging by Google searching) so I won't 
> waste your time with a description of my various attempts. Can anyone tell me 
> in step-by-step idiot speak how to get past this stage?

It's just a plain bug; easiest is probably to wait for the next daily
build, which'll have it fixed, and use that.

> 2.) No installable kernel
> *****************************
> Sorry I can't reproduce the error in order to state the message exactly but it 
> went along the lines of:
> 	"No installable kernel can be found in the apt-sources list. If you want to 	
> 	continue despite this unusual error......."

Exactly which CD image are you using - from what URL did you download

> 3.) umount of /dev/pts and /dev/shm
> *********************************************
> Carrying on with carrying on regardless I am now getting:
> 	"The debootstrap program exited with an error (return value 1).
> 	Check /var/log/messages or see virtual console 3 for the details"

I'm guessing that's caused by the above.

> cat /var/log/messages gives me:
> 	"umount /target/dev/pts: no such file or directory"
> 	and similar for shm, followed by various other errors in a similar vein.

Those can safely be ignored. There should be other errors further up.

> How do I switch virtual consoles btw? ALT and a function key doesn't seem to 
> work.

Use the Command key instead of Alt.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

Reply to: