Bug#899321: a more detailed error if the mirror can't be contacted during a netinst
Boot method: CD
I'm not yet finished to install, but I want to report a possible
I have started the net install.
The installed machine is in a network with a proxy with password.
When I was asked to set the proxy I have write all the http string and
probably I have made a typo in that string. The error that I have
(Ctrl-Alt-F4) was that the mirror selected is not supporting the buster
repository. So I have try different mirrors, then I try to see if there
is some problem with the DNS, I try to set the proxy in a console and
try to execute manually the command (wget ... Release | grep ...), etc,
etc, and finally I have checked the proxy string; it seem correct to me
so I have try again other things... and last I have deleted and
rewritten the proxy string and all have start to work.
I think that this error message is not correct/complete. I think, if it
is impossible to detect if the proxy work, it must have alternative
causes that can cause this problem, something like: probably the mirror
you have selected do not support buster or you have insert a wrong proxy