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19175Re: Debian install always fails

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  • bloedmann999
    Jul 6, 2007
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      --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, "mark801512" <mmarquee@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, "bloedmann999" <Brian_Dorling@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, "mark801512" <mmarquee@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, "Gordon Farquharson"
      > > > <gordonfarquharson@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Hi Mark
      > > > >
      > > > > On 7/4/07, mark801512 <mmarquee@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > > I am trying to install Debian using the instructions posted at
      > > > > > http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/install.html. The install
      > always
      > > > > > fails when formatting the memory stick I have connected (it is
      > > 8GB).
      > > > > > Does this happen to anyone else, and if so, how can I get
      > > around it?
      > > > >
      > > > > You need to provide a little more information, like where in the
      > > > > installation the installer fails.
      > > > >
      > > > > My guess, based on your setup is that it fails when
      partitioning. If
      > > > > so, are you using partman in the guided partitioning mode? My
      > guess is
      > > > > that you are not, and if so, could you try the default guided
      > > > > partition scheme (all mounts on one partition). Also, if the
      install
      > > > > is failing during partitioning, could you post the partition
      scheme
      > > > > you are trying to use.
      > > > >
      > > > > Gordon
      > > > >
      > > > > --
      > > > > Gordon Farquharson
      > > > > GnuPG Key ID: 32D6D676
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hi,
      > > >
      > > > Thanks for the help.
      > > >
      > > > Its doesn't seem to work if I use guided (which creates a very small
      > > > swap) or manual setup. I am trying to create a 512MB swap and a ext3
      > > > filesystem that files the rest of the 8GB stick.
      > > >
      > > > I can post exact details when tonite.
      > > >
      > > > Mark H
      > > >
      > > When mine kept dying, during partitioning, I couldn't get past it. So
      > > I partitioned the drive on a Kanotix PC and formatted the partitions
      > > to EXT3 and swap. Then started the reinstall again, when it got to the
      > > partitioning questions,I did the mount point bits and saved the data
      > > to the drive etc., then I hit the "back" button and then just went
      > > through all the options in the installer window, install base system,
      > > create users etc. So apart from setting the mount points I bypassed
      > > the partitioner.
      > >
      > > It went perfectly then.
      > >
      > > Cheers Brian
      > >
      >
      > Thanks, I have been trying that now. I have setup and formatted the
      > partitioning scheme again, only via my PC, and so not using the
      > partitioning in the installer apart to setup the mount point for the
      > root file system. However, I know get an error in the installer that
      > it cannot mount the swap partition.
      >
      > I'm now going to sleep on it!
      >
      > Thanks again to everyone, I'm sure I am doing something stupid somewhere
      >
      > Mark H
      >
      Check the archives. I'm sure there is something written about errors
      happening if swap is on a primary partition. Mine has:
      EXT3 on /dev/sda1
      extended on /dev/sda2
      Swap on /dev/sda5

      That works Ok for me.
      Cheers Brian
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