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19263Re: Debian install always fails

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  • mark801512
    Jul 16, 2007
      --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, "mark801512" <mmarquee@...> 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, "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
      > >
      >
      > I have got passed the above problem - actually by using a USB disk
      > drive, I now get to install the system, but get this at the end ..
      >
      > Installation step failed :
      >
      > Blah blah ..
      >
      > The failing step is: Configure flash memory to boot the system
      >
      > Any ideas ?
      >
      > Thanks in advance
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      > Mark H
      >

      I have just looked in the syslog on the machine, and this is the error ...

      apt-install: Couldn't find package flash-kernel

      Looks pretty final!

      Anyone got any ideas ?
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