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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
debian-user@lists.debian.org mailing list (it's archive is browsable at
http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/ )

I have CC'ed that mailing list. Please remove the
debian-www@lists.debian.org and admin@db.debian.org 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 submit@debian.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.
No comments.

I hope you'll find a solution.

Franklin Piat

> From the READ ME:
> Using Apt
> =============
>    After installing or upgrading, Debian's packaging system can use
> CDs,
>    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 <owner@bugs.debian.org> 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
>         a
>         pseudo-header at all. Your message has been filed under junk
>         but
>         otherwise ignored.
>         This makes it much harder for us to categorise and deal with
>         your
>         problem report. Please _resubmit_ your report to submit
>         \@bugs.debian.org
>         and tell us which package the report is on. For help, check
>         out
>         http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting.
>         Your message was dated Sat, 8 Mar 2008 20:27:57 -0800 (PST)
>         and had
>         message-id <273034.28801.qm@web54406.mail.yahoo.com>
>         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
>         owner@bugs.debian.org.
>         -- 
>         -1: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=-1
>         Debian Bug Tracking System
>         Contact owner@bugs.debian.org with problems
>         Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 20:27:57 -0800 (PST)
>         From: VN Barr <muchtested@yahoo.com>
>         Subject: Problem with installation - Need for a class
>         To: submit@bugs.debian.org
>         Hi,
>         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.

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