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Re: Waking from the Dead



This just got harder.
I'm trying to just do a reinstall but I only have a macbook to work from.
And the installation media can only be a USB drive.

I am having all kinds of trouble getting an ISO image onto the USB that will work.

I can 'cat debian.iso > /dev/disk1s1' well enough.
And the machine will recognize the disk at start up, but it never sees it as a bootable device and just hangs.

Many of the other instructions are assuming you have a working linux box, which I don't.  The files/packages I need to download to build a bootable image I don't have and I can not get either -- apt-get is locked up on dependencies that I'm unable to resolve.

First: when I download a ISO for the Debian netinst image it's reported as 'unable to open' on mac.
"no mountable file systems" is the exact error.

On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM, <teddieeb@tmo.blackberry.net> wrote:

Tom Allison ask:

I have some computers here that haven't been turned on for what looks
like 2 years and 3 months.

And so there are a few things I need refreshers on.  But I'll get to
those later.  Right now I am not sure where all my sources are or should be.

ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ has problems somewhere with the labels stable,
main, contrib, non-free.

is http://securty.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib
still viable?

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In the url you have securty instead of security... Other than that, yes that is still the URL, but...

A system that old means that at the very least your running Old Stable (Lenny) if not older, so you can't just update to current stable (squeeze) without major difficulties, I would suggest a format is in order..

TeddyB


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