Bug#851628: Bugs on First CD/DVD for Jessie 8.5, 8.6, 8.7
I have two PC boxes:
1997-vintage - i586-200Mhz/128M/6.3G. I have given up installing Debian
due to performance issues and a problem with “i386 8.x.0 LXDE CD#1”, as
the hybrid iso images on versions 8.5.0, 8.6.0 and 8.7.0 seem to be
damaged. The MD5 checksums all showed a valid download using two
different download methods: direct d/l and bitorrent - identical results
in unexpectedly larger actual file size (642M) vs reported size (613M)
for the “i386 8.x.0 LXDE CD#1” iso. The “i386 8.5.0 XFCE CD#1” ISO image
mounted cleanly on the mac laptop and cleanly installed but took 3 1/2
hours to install on the system and still had serious performance issues.
I gave up and put a slightly older version of Vector Linux on this
machine which more or less works.
i686-2.8GHz/1.2G/40G (Hewlett-Packard d330 uTower). I tried to load it
with "i386 8.6.0 DVD 1" ISO image - iso was damaged although checked OK
via MD5, nor would it mount on a Mac Laptop (used to download and check
all ISO images). The “bad” ISO image was placed on a bootable 32G USB
which booted to the graphical installation screen - installation was
completely performed, but post installation reboot failed to launch the
GUI. Post-install, there appear be missing XF86 utils and config files
due to the bad image, unless this revision has removed them as part of
the release. To get something fully working on this box I installed
I have downloaded and validated “i386 8.7.0 LXDE CD #1” and it has the
same mounting problems on the Mac laptop as the previous two revisions
(8.5.0, 8.6.0), thus I’m reticent about loading onto any machine.
I have jigdo d/l'd "debian-8.7.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso", MD5'd it (checked
OK). It has the same inability to be opened on the mac laptop as all the
other 1st cd's.
You may want to check the 1st disk ISO images to make sure they are
Could it be that the hybrid CD/USB iso is causing problems? This doesn’t
seem to be the case for “i386 8.5.0 XFCE CD #1”, which cleanly mounted
on the mac laptop and loaded (very slowly) on the i586 box.
Cheers, Charles F. Schatz