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Re: Problems installing wheezy

Thanks a lot, I read the documentation and mistook the word mounted for unmounted.

I will be more careful next time.

One question though, Will the installation still need Internet to continue, in-spite of having downloaded one dvd?

On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 6:34 AM, st <st@kem.ru> wrote:
Anubhav Yadav wrote:

Hello everyone, this is my first post here.
I am facing lot of problems in installing wheezy.

1) I downloaded the dvd-1 image of amd-64 precisely debian-7.1.0-amd64-DVD-1
for installing wheezy. I checked the md5sum of my downloaded file and it was
the same as of the original. So the image was verified.

Being a hybrid image, I just ran the following commands to make a bootable usb
        cp debian-7.1.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso /dev/sdc/

I'm not sure how it could work at all, device file not being a
directory. Even if it worked, though, it did a wrong thing.

Disk images are to be transferred to disk, not to a file system.


1. Do NOT mount the target flash drive. If something asks you
about that, just click Cancel.

2. Use the appropriate command to copy the *contents* of the
image file to the medium, *not* the *file* itself. Say, if
dmesg confirms that your device was attached as /dev/sdc, do

        cat debian-7.1.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso > /dev/sdc

This may be not the optimal way to do this, but would work as
expected. Unless, that is, you're trying to create a bootable
DVD, in which case growisofs is the way to go.

Anyway, please do read the Installation Guide before proceeding.
There may be more problems ahead if you don't.

Now that /home
contained a .config folder which is giving many errors at startup on mint,

Check ownership. Debian assignes UIDs to normal users
starting with 1000. Other systems may use different
values, and that could lead to problems.

"ls -l" and "chown -R" are your friends here.

Will it happen in debian?

Maybe. Maybe not. It's all about UID mapping, and there are
no rules cut in stone for this.

Should I really backup my /home partition.

Backups never hurt.

While on
ubuntu I had compiled many software and libraries in my /home folder itself.
Will they all work again in debian (or mint) or do I need to install them

Anyone's guess. While I've been using some self-compiled binaries
since Debian Woody, some other things might get broken.

Whether they work or not, keeping binaries in /home is a very, very
bad habit. /usr/local is the place.

Thats it, those are the two problems that I am facing as of yet.

I've only detected one: you haven't read the documentation.
Get to http://www.debian.org/ before you go any further,
and give the Installation Guide a shot. Half an hour's
reading that can still save you days.

Best nightdreams.
Serge Tiunov,                           "Do you really think you think
http://e-head.net                           when you do think you do?"

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Anubhav Yadav

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