Bret Busby wrote:
I downloaded a copy of the Debian 6.0.3 amd64 CD1 iso, to install it
on a computer
Using CD1 is a good choice.
on which I had thought that I had been unable to instal Debian 6.
What problems are you having trying to install it?
When I booted the computer, to go into Ubuntu 10.04, to reboot with
What? You need to boot Ubuntu in order to boot from the cdrom??
I found that the GRUB menu included an installation of
The computer came with MS Windows 7 (? - the latest current version)
Pro 64 bit, and I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on it, then apparently
managed to instal Debian 6.0.1, or, part of it.
I am the only person who accesses the computer, but I had previously
had the impression that my previous attempts to instal Debian 6, had
been unsuccessful. It is possible that I had accomplished a partial
installation. My memory of some things, is not as good as I would
Since you are the only one who does things with that system and you
don't remember a *successful* installation, then very likely the one
you are finding now was not successfully installed. So the fact that
you can't boot it fully does not sound surprising. It may only be a
partial installation and therefore incomplete. And from what you said
that matches your memory.
So, I tried to boot it, and it went through the boot sequence until
the following lines, at which point the boot sequence stopped.
<computer name> login: [11.794285] tg3: eth0: Link is up at 100Mbps,
[ 11.795448] tg3: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and for RX.
[ 11.797364] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
and then it just sits there, and looks silly.
Since you don't remember I would be inclined to try to install Debian
fresh from the CD. You will either be successful or you will have
failures that are then current failures.