[clug] Debian Installation Fail

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 20:51:29 MDT 2011

On 14/10/11 13:35, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> On 14/10/11 13:02, Alex Satrapa wrote:
>> I'm having trouble getting my Debian-Installer to work. I'm pretty sure it was working fine a week or so ago, but today I get an error, "The installer failed to download a file from the mirror."
> <snipped>
> Are you running a proxy server??

Scratch that ^^ you've already answered the question (sorry)

On closer reading your problem is *not* a proxy - it's a missing install
(udeb) file/version conflict OR firmware issue.

> Did vt4 (in the installer) yield any other clues??

Look for the name of the file in conflict/failing to download. If this
is a machine you've installed to before (Squeeze) then it's probably not
firmware issues...

Try the expert install (non-gui) - just arrow down to "Help" at the
start screen in the installer and hit "Enter" - use the Function keys 1
- 10 for options. At a minimum type "expert" (without the "") and hit

If that fails try another version of the installer (netinstall image).


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