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  • Mr Doug -
    I am having trouble installing Debian Lenny on my NSLU2. All goes well up to the point of installing the kernel. It aborts with an error. The log is below. I
    Message 1 of 3 , May 26, 2009
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      I am having trouble installing Debian Lenny on my NSLU2. All goes well up to the point of installing the kernel. It aborts with an error. The log is below. I have tried this now 4 times.

      I am installing in "low memory" mode. Perhaps I am doing something wrong. There is a 250GB drive attached and it did partition and format it. I can go out to a shell and look at the drive.

      Can I reboot the NSLU2 in this state? It warns that it could be a problem in this partially updated state. When I first booted the NSLU2 the drive was not attached. It does see it however. In perusing the net for info I did find another person that had the same problem. An ideas?

      An error was returned while trying to install the kernel into the target system. â
      â â
      â Kernel package: 'linux-image-2.6-ixp4xx'. â
      â â
      â Check /var/log/syslog or see virtual console 4 for the details.


      May 27 04:23:15 root: register-modules
      May 27 04:23:32 in-target: Reading package lists...
      May 27 04:23:32 in-target: Building dependency tree...
      May 27 04:25:22 in-target:
      May 27 04:25:43 in-target: Recommended packages:
      May 27 04:25:43 in-target: reportbug pciutils
      May 27 04:25:43 in-target: The following NEW packages will be installed:
      May 27 04:25:43 in-target: installation-report
      May 27 04:25:45 in-target: 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
      May 27 04:25:45 in-target: Need to get 0B/16.8kB of archives.
      May 27 04:25:45 in-target: After this operation, 111kB of additional disk space will be used.
      May 27 04:25:45 in-target: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
      May 27 04:25:45 in-target: installation-report
      May 27 04:25:45 in-target: E:
      May 27 04:25:45 in-target: There are problems and -y was used without --force-yes
      May 27 04:25:45 in-target:
      May 27 04:26:35 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-versatile not usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:35 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-orion5x not usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:35 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-ixp4xx usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:35 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-iop32x not usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:35 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-2.6.26-2-versatile not usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:35 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-2.6.26-2-orion5x not usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:35 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-2.6.26-2-ixp4xx usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:35 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-2.6.26-2-iop32x not usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:35 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-2.6-versatile not usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:35 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-2.6-orion5x not usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:35 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-2.6-ixp4xx usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:36 base-installer: info: kernel linux-image-2.6-iop32x not usable on ixp4xx
      May 27 04:26:36 base-installer: info: Found kernels 'linux-image-2.6-ixp4xx,linux-image-2.6.26-2-ixp4xx,linux-image-ixp4xx'
      May 27 04:26:36 base-installer: info: preseeded/current kernel: linux-image-2..6-ixp4xx
      May 27 04:32:24 base-installer: info: Using kernel 'linux-image-2.6-ixp4xx'
      May 27 04:32:24 base-installer: info: Setting do_initrd='yes'.
      May 27 04:32:24 base-installer: info: Setting link_in_boot='yes'.
      May 27 04:32:26 base-installer: info: Available initramfs generator(s): 'initramfs-tools'
      May 27 04:32:44 in-target: Reading package lists...
      May 27 04:32:44 in-target: Building dependency tree...
      May 27 04:34:23 in-target:
      May 27 04:34:48 in-target: The following NEW packages will be installed:
      May 27 04:34:48 in-target: busybox
      May 27 04:34:49 in-target: 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
      May 27 04:34:49 in-target: Need to get 0B/324kB of archives.
      May 27 04:34:49 in-target: After this operation, 578kB of additional disk space will be used.
      May 27 04:34:49 in-target: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
      May 27 04:34:49 in-target: busybox
      May 27 04:34:49 in-target: E:
      May 27 04:34:49 in-target: There are problems and -y was used without --force-yes
      May 27 04:34:49 in-target:
      May 27 04:34:52 base-installer: error: exiting on error base-installer/kernel/failed-package-install
      May 27 04:39:13 main-menu[2495]: WARNING **: Configuring 'bootstrap-base' failed with error code 1
      May 27 04:39:13 main-menu[2495]: WARNING **: Menu item 'bootstrap-base' failed.
      May 27 04:39:15 main-menu[2495]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist (ignored)
      May 27 04:39:19 main-menu[2495]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for auto-install
      May 27 04:39:19 main-menu[2495]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for ai-choosers
      May 27 04:39:19 main-menu[2495]: INFO: Menu item 'di-utils-shell' selected
      /var/log #
    • Martin Michlmayr
      ... This is normal. The NSLU2 only has 32 MB of RAM, so it always runs in low memory mode. ... It s failing to download packages because they cannot be
      Message 2 of 3 , Jun 1, 2009
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        * Mr Doug - <dsc3507@...> [2009-05-26 21:57]:
        > I am installing in "low memory" mode.

        This is normal. The NSLU2 only has 32 MB of RAM, so it always runs in
        "low memory" mode.

        > May 27 04:25:45 in-target: After this operation, 111kB of additional disk space will be used.
        > May 27 04:25:45 in-target: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
        > May 27 04:25:45 in-target: installation-report
        > May 27 04:25:45 in-target: E:
        > May 27 04:25:45 in-target: There are problems and -y was used without --force-yes

        It's failing to download packages because they cannot be
        authenticated. The archive key got changes a few days ago, maybe you
        got hit by that.

        I just performed a successful installation with the 5.0.1 images from
        slug-firmware.net. Are you using those?
        --
        Martin Michlmayr
        http://www.cyrius.com/
      • Mr Doug -
        Thanks for the reply Martin. I had sent a response to nslu2-general and not here so you probably did not see it. I got it going fine. Now all I need it fuse
        Message 3 of 3 , Jun 3, 2009
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          Thanks for the reply Martin. I had sent a response to nslu2-general and not here so you probably did not see it. I got it going fine. Now all I need it fuse and owfs for Debian arm. They tell me it is coming. My original response....

          Ok replying to my own post to give an update.

          Another thread I saw with this problem talked about trying 13 times to finally get it installed, so I thought that I had better be patient. Patience payed off, on about the 6th try it successfully installed. I did nothing different, so not sure what it was. Perhaps it is a network or Debian fileserver issue. This is not specifically seen in the log though. Maybe someone can explain it.

          So working fine now.  For anyone that is having this problem I would recommend going through the install many times before giving up.

          Doug

          --- On Mon, 6/1/09, Martin Michlmayr <tbm@...> wrote:

          From: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@...>
          Subject: Re: [nslu2-linux] NSLU2 Debian install failure
          To: nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
          Cc: "nslu2-general" <nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com>
          Date: Monday, June 1, 2009, 12:30 PM

          * Mr Doug - <dsc3507@yahoo. com> [2009-05-26 21:57]:
          > I am installing in "low memory" mode.

          This is normal. The NSLU2 only has 32 MB of RAM, so it always runs in
          "low memory" mode.

          > May 27 04:25:45 in-target: After this operation, 111kB of additional disk space will be used.
          > May 27 04:25:45 in-target: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
          > May 27 04:25:45 in-target: installation- report
          > May 27 04:25:45 in-target: E:
          > May 27 04:25:45 in-target: There are problems and -y was used without --force-yes

          It's failing to download packages because they cannot be
          authenticated. The archive key got changes a few days ago, maybe you
          got hit by that.

          I just performed a successful installation with the 5.0.1 images from
          slug-firmware. net. Are you using those?
          --
          Martin Michlmayr
          http://www.cyrius. com/


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