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Re: Cannot download the Release file



(Please always reply to the list, not to an individual.)

On Thursday 13 April 2006 22:46, you wrote:
> On 4/13/06, Frans Pop <aragorn@tiscali.nl> wrote:
> > If you use the <Go Back> button to exit to the menu the during mirror
> > selection and then just skip that step the installation should go
> > fine. You will be asked again if you want to choose a mirror later,
> > but at that point there is an "Ignore" option.
>
> I already do this during the mirror selection.
>
> But during the base system installation, the installer tries to
> download this nice Release file and fails. I cannot go on with the
> next steps because the installation does not take place.
>
> How could I tell the installer not to download that file (and maybe
> use the one on the cd)?
> Not selecting the mirror and having no ethernet card) isn't enough?

That must mean that the installer has problems reading your CD.

Can you do the following.
- do a new install
- proceed to partitioning
- while you are there:
  - switch to VT2 (using alt-F2)
  - use nano to edit the file /var/lib/dpkg/info/base-installer.postinst
    and add a line 'set -x' below the first line
  - switch back to VT2 (using alt-F1)
- continue the installation until the error happens
- send us the /var/log/syslog file (gzipped!)

You can probably use the "Save debug logs" option from the main menu to 
save the syslog file.

Cheers,
FJP

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