[SOLVED]Failed to install Debian 6.0.6

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[SOLVED]Failed to install Debian 6.0.6

Postby chimneycz » 2013-03-06 18:55

Hello,

I have installed Fedora 18 and Windows 7 on my laptop. I'd like to replace Fedora 18 with Debian 6.0.6.
Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE worked prefectly, but when i try install Debian i am able to boot to live system and do some stuff in terminal but i am not able to detect my harddrive.

my harddrive hardware -> MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8C1 ATA Device (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB ATA Device).
I saved output form dmesg and fdsik -l command (int attachmets) but i dont understand it.
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Re: Failed to install Debian 6.0.6

Postby dasein » 2013-03-06 19:20

You're posting terminal output in a zip file?

Maybe reconsider...
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Re: Failed to install Debian 6.0.6

Postby chimneycz » 2013-03-06 19:32

I typed my post from windows becouse i needed to find out my harddrive info, there are just txt files with output.
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Re: Failed to install Debian 6.0.6

Postby debil » 2013-03-06 21:18

Something like http://paste.debian.net/ should work under Windows too.
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Re: Failed to install Debian 6.0.6

Postby chimneycz » 2013-03-07 18:26

thx for the link.
dmesg output: http://paste.debian.net/240350/
fdisk -l output: http://paste.debian.net/240352/
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Re: Failed to install Debian 6.0.6

Postby verahill » 2013-03-08 02:20

fdisk shows a single fat32 partition, /dev/sda1. What are you expecting to see? From your description it sounds like you should have a couple of partitions, not just one. Are they all on the same physical drive or on different drives?

How many sd* devices are listed in /dev?
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ls /dev/sd*


Also, what do you specifically mean by not being able to detect your hdd? Have you tried mounting it manually? e.g.
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sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt


If it's not listed in /etc/fstab it shouldn't automount anyway.

With reference to what kmathern points out below: using a live CD/DVD isn't the canonical way of installing debian. Instead grab e.g. a business-card iso and boot from it. It will detect your HDD and guide you through the installation.
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Re: Failed to install Debian 6.0.6

Postby kmathern » 2013-03-08 02:59

From looking at line 176 of the dmesg:
[ 0.000000] Kernel command line: initrd=/live/initrd.img boot=live config quiet BOOT_IMAGE=/live/vmlinuz
this doesn't look like a regular install, it looks like a LiveCD/LiveDVD or a "poor man's" install.
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Re: Failed to install Debian 6.0.6

Postby nadir » 2013-03-08 03:37

Yeah, but that is what he said above:
Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE worked prefectly, but when i try install Debian i am able to boot to live system and do some stuff in terminal but i am not able to detect my harddrive.


I looked at both pastebin's, but can't figure out nothing neither (that doesn't say much, as my hardware foo is low).
LIke said in an earlier post: I too am not sure what the OP expects to see. Another hardisk or another partition?
This way or that way i would run one of the distributions which work (Ukuluku, Fedora or OpenSuse) and check with gparted if anything can be seen (I think Fedora and OpenSuse have other gui-tools to handle that). Perhaps run "e2fsck" for the partion debian can't find.
I would also try the default debian iso (default is wrong, i mean any which goes straight for installation), not the liveCD
To make it more clear here i would also post the output from "fdisk -l " while running one of those distributions (as liveCD).
But i am shooting in the dark without a clue.

PS: I missed that verahill has edited his post and already proposed to use a regular installation CD.
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Re: Failed to install Debian 6.0.6

Postby chimneycz » 2013-03-08 17:19

I tried to change my installer (from squeeze to wheezy) and now all works well. Problem solved :D
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