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19184Re: Debian install always fails

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  • mark801512
    Jul 6, 2007
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      --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, "bloedmann999" <Brian_Dorling@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > --- 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
      >

      Brian

      Super, that did it.

      I have now got further than previous and it is downloading/installing
      the base system.

      Thanks again.

      Mark H
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