Re: Problem installing Debian/Etch on Virtual PC
On Sat, 2008-03-08 at 21:31 -0800, VN Barr wrote:
> I am not getting as far as the package. I stated clearly the problem
> was with installation.
If you want some help, you should try sending your email to the
email@example.com mailing list (it's archive is browsable at
I have CC'ed that mailing list. Please remove the
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com recipients when you
Make sure you say which version of Virtual PC you use in your mail (VPC
2007 ; English ; 32 bits ??).
I don't have VPC, but I have two hints :
- The error "Freeing unused kernel memory" in VPC seems to occur when
you allocate more that 512Mb of RAM. (!)
- You might want to try alternate Virtualisation tool, like
http://virtualbox.org , http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu or
http://www.vmware.com/ which are known to work properly.
> Don't tell anybody else you consider them junk .
The emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org are processed automatically. They
really have to be "with a special format", as explained at
So don't be offended because it says your email was discarded, just
re-submit your bug-report with a valid header.
You can use this report as a template to re-submit your bug.
Bug reports are very useful so Debian Developers are aware of problem,
and they can fix it.
> I'll be more than happy to send this every email listed on your site
> until I am helped.
I hope you'll find a solution.
> From the READ ME:
> Using Apt
> After installing or upgrading, Debian's packaging system can use
> DVDs, local collections, or networked servers (FTP, HTTP) to
> automatically install software from (.deb packages). This is done
> preferably with the `apt' and `aptitude' programs.
> I have not gotten the system fully installed to use the package
> function. I'll be more than happy to send this every email listed on
> your site until I am helped. I've asked nicely.
> Debian Bug Tracking System <email@example.com> wrote:
> Your message didn't have a Package: line at the start (in the
> pseudo-header following the real mail header), or didn't have
> pseudo-header at all. Your message has been filed under junk
> otherwise ignored.
> This makes it much harder for us to categorise and deal with
> problem report. Please _resubmit_ your report to submit
> and tell us which package the report is on. For help, check
> Your message was dated Sat, 8 Mar 2008 20:27:57 -0800 (PST)
> and had
> message-id <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> and subject Problem with installation - Need for a class.
> The complete text of it is attached to this message.
> If you need any assistance or explanation please contact
> -1: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=-1
> Debian Bug Tracking System
> Contact email@example.com with problems
> Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 20:27:57 -0800 (PST)
> From: VN Barr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Problem with installation - Need for a class
> To: email@example.com
> I was told to install Debian on MS Virtual PC for a class. I
> think I'm getting kernel hang
> The last line is "Freeing unused kernel memory 256k freed"
> This is the download I used "debian-40r3-i386-netinst"
> Please help me, I need to get this up and running with more
> software installed by Monday.