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Re: Further to my installation error

On 03/15/2016 03:41 PM, Lisi Reisz wrote:
On Tuesday 15 March 2016 20:22:23 Lisi Reisz wrote:
So I am trying to use Gparted on Knoppix to wipe the disk thoroughly and
I'll try in order (with a good Gparted wipe in between) Net install 8.02

Worked a treat.  No further problems.  OS and DE fully installed and am
installing extras like LibreOffice etc., and configuring it for the user.  It
will be fully operational before I go to bed, as I had promised.

So - if you want to format an existing partition properly, so the stuff on it
actually goes, use Gparted not the partitioner in the Jessie installer.  Sad.

Pity it took me until it tried to use CD1 to do a net-install to realise
that!!  And I have now run out of writable CDs. :-(  I had just enough for
this shenanigans!

It is also possible that the Debian mirrors were having problems and were fixed on your last attempted install.

Be sure to take an image of the system drive before you put the machine into production. Take another one in a few days once everything is settled.


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