Re: Installation issues of Debian 5.0.6 "Lenny"
- To: email@example.com
- Subject: Re: Installation issues of Debian 5.0.6 "Lenny"
- From: Klistvud <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 13:28:23 +0200
- Message-id: <1286191703.30945.0@compax>
- In-reply-to: <AANLkTintb48sjh8aB4L4e48ZamtWfmzc_O=21Q+dmdmU@mail.gmail.com> (from email@example.com on Mon Oct 4 12:36:20 2010)
Dne, 04. 10. 2010 12:36:20 je David Shum napisal(a):
I install Debian Lenny 5.0 (Update 6) using the CD ISO image
debian.org. I burn the image to a DVD, put DVD into my Hewlett
dv6-3030tx notebook (Intel i5-540M on Intel HM55 chipset), then via
BIOS, I boot my DVD drive. I successfully enter into the splash
which gives me four options: 1) Install 2) Graphical Install 3)
Options 4) forgot this one...
When I select 1), the installation process jumps to a black screen
displays various messages, with the last message being "kernel
think this may be the issue when you mentioned that since this may
the most recent kernel, may be the problem??
Or you may just have errors on your DVD ... Also, the installer for x64
won't work on a 32-bit machine (although it would give you a warning
about that, instead of going into "kernel panic" mode). You *are* sure
you have the right installer for your hardware architecture, right?
Specifically: the "ia64" installer is not meant for the usual PC
hardware; "i386" and "x86_64"
Although I will try and search this myself, may I have some clues as
I can "pull out" this old Linux kernel, and hop into "debian
plug in a newer Linux kernel? Then try and install.
It was my understanding that you could boot to a command line interface
(virtual terminal in Linux parlance; in Debian it's also called
single-user mode). If you can, first surf to
http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/ (from another machine) and
just follow the instructions. Basically, you add a line (as per the
instructions) to the file /etc/apt/sources.list and then issue the
Once inside aptitude, you select "refresh" to make aptitude register
the new software repository "backports" and then proceed to install a
new kernel from backports. If you're not familiar with aptitude, you
should read a good tutorial on it (or just issue "man aptitude" to read
its manual). Also, selecting just the "right" kernel from backports is
*not* always a trivial matter IMHO, although they are logically named
and numbered. If you're fairly new at this -- or if you can't even boot
to a command line interface -- it would perhaps be easier for you to
simply install Squeeze instead of Lenny? It's your choice really. One
thing I can recommend, if you do try out Squeeze: don't bother with
DVDs (I doubt complete DVDs even exist at this point), just download a
"netinstall" CD image: if you have a working Internet connection, the
installer will pull everything needed off the Internet for you anyway.
I will also try and install Debian 6.0 Squeeze and see how that
read that for Squeeze release, there is one for i386 and AMD based on
kFreeBSD kernel. So, does this mean that future releases will be
No, it only means that besides the Linux kernel, Debian is now capable
of running on the FreeBSD kernel too. Haven't tried it yet though, as I
have never been able to install any of the BSD OSes myself (couldn't
get past the disk "slices" thingy, so I finally gave up).
> I also was able install Debian into this machine I am typing my
>> now, which is an ASRock desktop board based on AMD 880G chipset
>> Athlon II X4 640 processor (quad core), but when I loaded the
>> system, the monitor went into screen-saver and froze.
Have you tried to boot into single-user mode on this machine?
Certifiable Loonix User #481801
Please reply to the list, not to me.