Re: Debian Install Problem
I'm installing from a Debian CD-ROM I got from ISO Image 1 [ver. 2.2r3]. I
partition my hard disk, install the OS and Modules, then the drivers, and
usually that goes fine [drivers sometimes fails], and then I choose to
install the base system, and 4 years later [not really] it tells me that
there was a problem installing the base system, and I see snipets of errors
on the sides of the screen: "ut error", etc. If this doesn't happen, it just
goes right back to the installation screen, with "Install the Base System" as
my default option. If I try to go to Configure the Base System I get an error
saying that I need to install it first. Every time I install the Base System
it asks me if I want to overwrite the base system already written on the
disk, so I know it was successful. I checked the surface of the disc numerous
times, and it's just fine-- no scratches, fingerprints, etc. I even cleaned
it, but it still does this.
-- Deven "WTF is wrong with this installer" Gallo
In a message dated 7/27/01 11:24:11 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< My guess is that you're installing via floppies; this is a common error
with floppies. Reimage the affected floppy on a different floppy (I once
had to go through four floppies before getting a good image). Floppies
used during the base install have to be FLAWLESS. Even floppies that
seem to be perfectly good for other uses may fail.
If you're not installing from floppies, let us know more details.