Install problems - SOLVED

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Install problems - SOLVED

Postby phoenixcomm » 2017-11-10 01:31

Hi I have tried to install Debian 9 on one of my PCs (It had Ubuntu with a Cinnamon Desktop ) So I grabbed the 64 bit Debian 9 / Cinnamon Live DVD. It comes right up. I get the nice first menu. and then it boots and asks for my username/password excepts them and then you can move the mouse but then nothing. So you have to reboot into maintenance mode.
during the install, it tries to grab a valid address via DHCP and FAILS as my network is static and the network for this system is at 192.168.1.15
in the Live CD session, everything goes smoothly, after I reset my network to its proper settings.
QUESTION? 1. where is the install button in the Live Session? :?
QUESTION? 2. How can I install Debian 9 with a static address so the box can set time, etc. :!:
Thanks
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Re: Install problems

Postby bw123 » 2017-11-10 01:43

QUESTION? 1. where is the install button in the Live Session? :?


my advice: don't install from live cd/dvd or whatever session. There's no button. Don't look for butons, they're really good for clothing but not software.

QUESTION? 2. How can I install Debian 9 with a static address so the box can set time, etc. :


Not sure why you would have trouble, most installers I have used let you set up the network however you want. may need to use 'expert' install?

Don't give up, these things take a little research, did you use the install manual?
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Re: Install problems

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-11-10 02:01

You should be able to open a terminal and start the installer:
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#debian-installer-launcher

^above, This would start it in full screen.

OR
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# debian-installer-launcher --text

will launch the text-mode installer in a new terminal window.
But also that is Debian Jessie, I am not sure if it will be the same on Debian 9.
If my memory serves me right, in a terminal :
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# install
works as
well.

It is better to exit the Live session, and select "install", when the LiveCd boots.

How can I install Debian 9 with a static address

Those are good keywords, paste them into your favourite search engine,
and I am sure you will find the documentation to answer this.
"What we expect you have already Done"

Before doing anything, read the Debian documentation:
Debian Documentation
How to ask the smart way
Debian Foro Español
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Re: Install problems

Postby phoenixcomm » 2017-11-10 13:35

Thank you for all your help. It is now installed. :mrgreen:
The lack of an install launcher from the Live Session is annoying at best.
The Hanging of the system is solved. It is very frustrating after you log in for the first time to see the system "hang" ie. that is, you only see the pointer. But nothing else. :oops: :?
This is Not a system problem but a human one. I left it alone, and a few long minutes later it was up. :D
This is not an error, but it would be nice to change the pointer to an hourglass hour glass, or spinner or what ever, just to tell the human to wait, and everything is OK. :idea:
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