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Bug#509775: Debian installer amd64 cannot complete installation due to a lack of the system codename

severity 509775 normal
tags 509775 unreprodicible

On Friday 26 December 2008, andrew kanode wrote:
> When installing Debian amd64, the installer cannot "Install the base
> system" because of the error "base-installer: error: exiting on error
> base-installer/no_codename".

This typically happens because users get "creative" with combining 
different installation methods or because they manually mount/unmount 
things, not because of any real issue in the installer.

Please describe in detail
- which installation image you are using
- how you booted the system/installer
- whether you did anything special while preparing or during the

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