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Bug#748872: installation-reports

On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 06:52:07PM +0200, Dr.-Ing. Kay Gorontzi wrote:

> Boot method: DVD
> Image version: debian-testing-amd64-DVD-1.iso  (jessie)
> Date: 21.05.2014


just to be sure: I assume 21.05.2014 is the installation date and you have
used the current weekly image (dated 2014-05-19 09:20) from

> Machine: amd64
> Processor: intel
> Memory:    4 GB
> Partitions: single + swap
> Base System Installation Checklist:
> [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
> Initial boot:           [O]
> Detect network card:    [O]
> Configure network:      [?]
> Detect CD:              [O]
> Load installer modules: [O]
> Detect hard drives:     [O]
> Partition hard drives:  [O]
> Install base system:    [E]
> Clock/timezone setup:   [O]
> User/password setup:    [O]
> Install tasks:          [ ]
> Install boot loader:    [ ]
> Overall install:        [E]
> Comments/Problems:
> I have to install behind a proxy but there is no way to enter the proxy
> information. I would like to enter something like "" .
> The installation of the base systems failes in advance stating that some
> files (mandb and alike) can't be downloaded (which is no surprise).

I have tried to reproduce this behaviour with the weekly CD image
(the DVD just has more additional packages, but the installer and
base system components are identical) in a VM with access to the
internet only via proxy, but I have not encountered any problems
in this setup.

On my test-VM, the base system gets installed completely from
CD/DVD without any need for network access.  In the "configuring
the package manager" step after the base system has been
installed, the installer asks whether a proxy shall be used for
the rest of the installation and installs using the proxy without

Is it perhaps possible that your DVD image is corrupt? The
installer uses the term "download" regardless of the protocol
used to install packages, i.e. it also "downloads" the packages
from the DVD. You can check the DVD image by running sha256sum
on it and comparing the result to the contents of
If the image itself is ok, it is also possible the the DVD
burning process introduced some error, so you could try burning
the image onto a new DVD and retry the installation.

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