Re: Debian 6 uninstallable?
On 04/03/11 19:31, Bret Busby wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Mar 2011, Bret Busby wrote:
>> On Wed, 2 Mar 2011, Camaleón wrote:
>>> On Wed, 02 Mar 2011 13:41:54 +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
>>>> To try to install Debian 6, I downloaded, as advised on the Debian web
>>>> site, the Debian 6 netinst iso file, wrote it to a CD, and tried to
>>>> install Debian 6, using it.
>>>> However, the computer on which I tried to install it, did not boot from
>>>> the CD.
>>> Ensure that you:
>>> 1/ Properly wrote the ISO image in the CD
>>> 2/ Configured your BIOS boot sequence in the right manner
>>> There are not many options for a failure here.
>> The file was downloaded, saved to a directory on the computer that
>> downloaded it (using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS), then written to the CD using
>> brasero, which was the default on that computer (not this computer,
>> and not the target computer for the Debian 6 installation).
>> The BIOS boot sequence was the same as for when the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
>> was installed on the target computer. The Ubuntu 10.04 LTS CD booted
>> and installed without problem, but the Debian 6 netinst CD was
>> bypassed, in the same boot process settings.
>> Bret Busby
>> West Australia
> And so today I downloaded another set of iso images; one for each of the
> 32 bit and the 64 bit installations. It came from the previous source as
> the previous iso iomage that did not work - through hummer.se (or
> something similar), via the web page at http://www.debian.org/distrib/ ,
> from the part
> Download a small installation image
> Use Internet to download additional files during installation.
> These small netinst images can be downloaded quickly and should be
> recorded onto a CD/DVD/USB disk. These allow you to download only those
> Debian packages that you actually want, but require an Internet
> connection on the machine you are installing Debian onto.
> * 32-bit PC netinst iso
> * 64-bit PC netinst iso
> I tried installing the 64 bit one, and it does not proceed past the
> "Configure package manager"
> Every mirroor that I tried, in Australia, and, in the USA, returned "Bad
> Archive Mirror".
> In Australia, I tried the WAIIA, iinet, UWA, au.debian.org, optus.net,
> and other mirrors, in the USA, I tried the MIT, Berkely, debian.us (or
> whatever it was), and others, all with the same error message.
> Surely, they can't all be lacking Debian 6 amd64 mirrors?
> I think it should be "Bad Debian 6"!
> This is the most problematic installation process that I remember.
> Bret Busby
> West Australia
> "So once you do know what the question actually is,
> you'll know what the answer means."
> - Deep Thought,
> Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
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> written by Douglas Adams,
> published by Pan Books, 1992
Bret, I sent you (offlist) a tested, working link to the local (Oz) CD
mirror. If you cut and pasted the wget line you will find that it still
works. That image is the amd64-i386 image baked the other day.
scott@work:~$ wget -t 0
Resolving ftp.iinet.net.au... 22.214.171.124
Connecting to ftp.iinet.net.au|126.96.36.199|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 432142336 (412M) [application/x-iso9660-image]
Saving to: `debian-6.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso'