[clug] Debian Jessie (Testing, ) "no installable kernel was found in the defined APT sources"

Simon Oxwell soxwell at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 05:03:33 MDT 2014

Hi George,

Jessie is still a bit alpha, isn't it? Having trouble finding an installer
for it myself, but assuming you were doing a network install, the mirror
you picked might not be mirroring anything past wheezy.


On 17 October 2014 21:53, George at Clug <Clug at goproject.info> wrote:

>     Hi,
> I recently tried to install Debian Jess using VMware Workstation 10,
> and the installation fails with the error "no installable kernel was
> found in the defined APT sources". Has anyone else seen this issue ?
> I finally succeeded using the following suggestion from a web site.
> The solution I found was to let the installation continue (say Yes to
> the message asking if you want to continue without installing a
> kernel).
>  Then, when the final prompt "Installation complete" appears (i.e.
> the one that appears just before it goes down for reboot), do the
> following:
> 1.Press Alt+F3 to switch to a virtual console, then press Enter to
> activate it.
> 2.Type "apt-install linux-image-amd64"
> 3.Wait for the prompt to re-appear (you can monitor progress by
> pressing Alt+F4, but you must Alt+F3 to see whether it's actually
> finished)
> 4.When the installation of the kernel is complete, press Alt+F1 to
> return to the installer, and press Enter with the Continue button
> highlighted to reboot the system
> (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1550587)
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