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Old 03-28-2006, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default URGENT help with Debian

I am trying to install Debian on my commputer running windows 98. I have partition the hard drive into two partitions before begging, using fips. Then, I ran the debian installer through the cd-rom, and it worked fine, until the base systemm install part came about.

I got this error message:



Failed to install the base system

The base system installation into /target/ failed.

Check /var/log/messages or see virtual console 3 for the details.



Then I tried again, and got this:



Debootstrap Error

Couldn't download gzip.


What went wrong? I hadd re-partiton the second partition into annther two partitions, and set one to /, and the other to swap (I forget what it is called, but it is in the manuel) The table of partitions looked like this:

#1 primary 7.4 gb fat32 this held windows
#2 primary 5.2 gb ext2 / this was the boot one
#3 primary 1.1 gb swap this was the sawp one

I am connected to the internet via a wirless usb adapter.
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: URGENT help with Debian

What's the CD drive brand? Linuxis picky on this.
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: URGENT help with Debian

Thanks for your help. I installed Debian using the business card cd version, and downloading all of the packages through eternet.
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Old 03-31-2006, 06:46 PM   #4
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OK, but what is the CD drive brand? Is it LG? Is it Liteon? What is it?

I really doubt the CD does it, but maybe Wireless connections isn't maybe the way to go when downloading HUGE files.
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