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Re: Lenny won't install on an old Pentium that used to run Etch.



Csanyi Pal <csanyipal@gmail.com>:
>  Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
> 
> >> Yup, I did a reinstall of Etch. I just did a minimal install this time
> >> (unchecked all the options in tasksel). I was able to get througt the
> >> base install and right up to the installation of GRUB and the reboot and
> >> could log in. In other words, no surprises. Etch is installable.
> >
> >> I've not got through the base install the Lenny CDs, however.
> >
> > How about doing an upgrade instead?
> > You could even try to do it incrementally.
> 
>  I had a problem to upgrade on an old Pentium with K6 uProcessor from
>  Etch to Lenny.
> 
>  When I edited the sources.list so that I can to update aptitude from a
>  Debian Lenny mirror then I get error message: Illegal instruction and
>  can't to use aptitude anymore.

Just a guess: have you read the release notes.  Etch --> Lenny
requires upgrading/reinstalling certain (critical packaging system)
packages first.

wiki.debian.org can probably explain it.


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