Anubhav Yadav wrote:I'm not sure how it could work at all, device file not being a
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/
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.Check ownership. Debian assignes UIDs to normal users
Now that /home
contained a .config folder which is giving many errors at startup on mint,
starting with 1000. Other systems may use different
values, and that could lead to problems.
"ls -l" and "chown -R" are your friends here.Maybe. Maybe not. It's all about UID mapping, and there are
Will it happen in debian?
no rules cut in stone for this.Backups never hurt.
Should I really backup my /home partition.
Anyone's guess. While I've been using some self-compiled binaries
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
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.I've only detected one: you haven't read the documentation.
Thats it, those are the two problems that I am facing as of yet.
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.
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