Debian-9.4.0-i386-netist.iso (Sloved Ebox sd broke)

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Debian-9.4.0-i386-netist.iso (Sloved Ebox sd broke)

Postby Andrew1971 » 2018-05-25 17:50

HI All
Got a little issue with the above iso. The pc i am trying to install to is an ebox3350mx and using unetbootin to create usb drive.
when it comes up with the option's to use. I used default it say's can't install because it is not 686 cpu lacking comv (which i know about)
So now i am a little confused i thought i386 was for older cpu that is not 686. ebox being 586 cpu.
Any pointer's to what i am doing wrong.
Many Thank's
Andrew
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Re: Debian-9.4.0-i386-netist.iso

Postby Dennis99 » 2018-05-25 18:13

First off, it's suggested not to use unetbootin as it alters the image.

https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ ... 03.html.en
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Re: Debian-9.4.0-i386-netist.iso

Postby p.H » 2018-05-25 19:32

"i386" is the architecture name in Debian. It is used as a synonym for "32-bit x86" or IA-32.
Real i386 CPUs have not been supported any more for ages, but Debian would not have renamed the architecture every time they dropped support for a CPU.
Debian 9 "Stretch" dropped support for 586 CPUs and requires at least a 686 CPU, ie Pentium Pro or Pentium II.
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Re: Debian-9.4.0-i386-netist.iso

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-05-26 05:03

I usually use a Live-Cd to test any systems I am unsure of, this will allow you to see if the desktop works before performing a full installation and could give you some needed information.

https://www.debian.org/CD/live/

If that doesn't work you might need to search another distribution that still supports your hardware (Distrowatch might be useful)
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Re: Debian-9.4.0-i386-netist.iso

Postby Andrew1971 » 2018-05-27 16:57

Hi All
Thank's for the reply's. I didnt know that about unetbootin and found rufus 2.17p that has DD mode to so i used it.
I wont install beause of the lack of CMOV. As the ebox is just a play thing i am bothered what it run's. though it did run debain
a few years ago i think it was debain 6. If that is still available and change the soucres list to the archive if still available.
Many Thank's
Andrew
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Re: Debian-9.4.0-i386-netist.iso

Postby p.H » 2018-05-28 08:10

Debian 6 is obsolete.
The latest version which supports 586 is Debian 8, which is currently still maintained officially but will very soon fall under LTS (long term support).
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Re: Debian-9.4.0-i386-netist.iso

Postby Andrew1971 » 2018-05-30 14:09

Hi All
Thank you for your replys. I got debian 8.10 netinst.iso. I have managed to replicate the problem 3 times 2 on ebox and 1 in virtualbox.
It installs wrote down all the user names and passwords. I try to login and incorrect password even though i wrote them down.
I have also tried different keyboards and mouse. Still the same so i have a machine i cant get into.
Many Thanks
Andrew
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Re: Debian-9.4.0-i386-netist.iso

Postby Andrew1971 » 2018-05-30 17:07

HI All
A small update guess what my ebox sd card slot is broken so no HDD usb only so it's buggered.
Many Thank's
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