SOLVED Using HD-media to do an install of 10.1 doesn't work

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SOLVED Using HD-media to do an install of 10.1 doesn't work

Postby LoopBack » 2019-11-10 17:04

Hello

I'm using Debian 9.8.0 at the moment which was installed using the hd-install media instead of burning an ISO DVD (to save plastic).
Now I've just tried to install: debian-10.1.0-i386-DVD-1.iso
with the latest hd-media:-
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stre ... ia/vmlinuz
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stre ... /initrd.gz
using exactly the same method again but the process has failed.

The install-syslog [extract] is:-
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Nov 10 14:59:10 iso-scan: ISOS_FOUND='[sda6] /d1.iso (stable - 10.1), [sda6] /G/d2.iso (stable - 10.1)'
Nov 10 14:59:10 iso-scan: Selected ISO: /d1.iso on /dev/sda6
Nov 10 14:59:10 kernel: [   31.750994] EXT4-fs (sda6): couldn't mount as ext3 due to feature incompatibilities
Nov 10 14:59:10 kernel: [   31.751314] EXT4-fs (sda6): mounting ext2 file system using the ext4 subsystem
Nov 10 14:59:10 kernel: [   31.779470] EXT4-fs (sda6): mounted filesystem without journal. Opts: (null)
Nov 10 14:59:10 kernel: [   31.862324] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
Nov 10 14:59:10 kernel: [   31.881774] ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
Nov 10 14:59:10 iso-scan: Detected ISO with 'stable' (buster) distribution
Nov 10 14:59:10 iso-scan: Detected ISO with distribution 'stable' (buster)
Nov 10 14:59:10 anna-install: Queueing udeb apt-mirror-setup for later installation
Nov 10 14:59:11 anna-install: Queueing udeb apt-cdrom-setup for later installation
Nov 10 14:59:11 anna-install: Queueing udeb buster-support for later installation
Nov 10 14:59:11 main-menu[219]: (process:1523): modprobe: invalid option -- 'l'
Nov 10 14:59:11 main-menu[219]: (process:1523): [sda6] d1.iso (stable - 10.1)
Nov 10 14:59:11 main-menu[219]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 10 14:59:11 main-menu[219]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 10 14:59:11 main-menu[219]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 10 14:59:11 main-menu[219]: INFO: Menu item 'load-iso' selected
Nov 10 14:59:11 cdrom-retriever: warning: File /cdrom/dists/buster/main/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages does not exist.
Nov 10 14:59:11 cdrom-retriever: warning: Unable to find contrib/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages in /cdrom/dists/buster/Release.
Nov 10 14:59:11 cdrom-retriever: warning: Unable to find contrib/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages.gz in /cdrom/dists/buster/Release.
Nov 10 14:59:11 anna[2160]: WARNING **: no packages matching running kernel 4.9.0-11-686 in archive
Nov 10 14:59:34 main-menu[219]: INFO: Menu item 'load-iso' succeeded but requested to be left unconfigured.
Nov 10 14:59:34 main-menu[219]: DEBUG: resolver (libgcc1): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 10 14:59:34 main-menu[219]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 10 14:59:39 main-menu[219]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for brltty-udeb
Nov 10 14:59:39 main-menu[219]: INFO: Menu item 'save-logs' selected


On the one hand: it looks to me that a package is missing from the ISO-image;
but that would mean that nobody else at all has done an hd-install since the release which I find hard to believe.
However, on the other hand: It maybe that I have used the wrong installer image[s], especially as I had just the very same problem [& missing package] on the 10.0 release, though I let that go by.
Can anyone help please?
Last edited by LoopBack on 2019-11-11 21:17, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Using HD-media to do an install of 10.1 does not work

Postby p.H » 2019-11-10 17:43

LoopBack wrote:using the hd-install media instead of burning an ISO DVD (to save plastic).

Cannot boot from a USB stick or use a DVD RW ?

LoopBack wrote:with the latest hd-media:-
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch (...)

These are files for the Debian 9 (stretch) installer.
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Re: Using HD-media to do an install of 10.1 does not work

Postby L_V » 2019-11-10 19:17

LoopBack wrote:Now I've just tried to install: debian-10.1.0-i386-DVD-1.iso with the latest hd-media:-
stretch/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/vmlinuz
stretch/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/initrd.gz

Why don't you simply take the Buster hd-media vmlinuz+initrd.gz files to install Buster ??
buster/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/

+ if you have a good network speed, do you have something against Netinstall ?
kernel => linux
initrd => initrd.gz
buster/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/debian-installer/i386/

+ I presume you choose i386 on purpose.
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[SOLVED] Using HD-media to do an install of 10.1 does not

Postby LoopBack » 2019-11-11 21:16

Thank you Very much, p.H, for your prompt help; and yours L_V but I was gone as soon as I saw the post from p.H, before you posted.

You are quite right, I should have used the installers in:-
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/buster/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/

Quite why I was [clearly after all my agonized puzzling] never going to spot such an [otherwise obvious] mistake as that I cannot even begin to imagine.
Anyway: thank you, this is now Debian 10.1 and luckily I haven't buster-a-blood-vessel, yet; [though I have a couple of other potholes to resolve (one painful) that I shall post about].

p.H :-
I only have one USB stick that is bootable which is already loaded and in use. My other USB stick and cards cannot perform that function.
I read an article somewhere about this oddity and have since not dared to venture/gamble the money [how-many-times-?] to try to obtain another stick that is bootable.
I used to use DVD_RW but they Always scratched despite my best efforts to be careful. So HD-install it became.

L_V :-
I only have MobileBroadband, the cost is oppresive. I fetch the new ISOs on the infrequent occasions when I can get to a relative with a landline,
{I could not possibly do a Net-install during my visits}
{ the daily news is fetched with wget (as just the bare html page) avoiding all of the pictures, css scripts, etc; 500kB vs 7MB - Per Page!! }
As for i386, well I don't really know, I'm using an HP EliteBook 6930P.
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Re: SOLVED Using HD-media to do an install of 10.1 doesn't w

Postby p.H » 2019-11-12 21:20

LoopBack wrote:As for i386, well I don't really know, I'm using an HP EliteBook 6930P.

The output of "lscpu" would be more informative about amd64 (x86_64) support.
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Re: SOLVED Using HD-media to do an install of 10.1 doesn't w

Postby LoopBack » 2019-11-14 19:20

That's an interesting one, p.H, I've often wondered what the CPU specs are(!)

    Architecture: i686
    CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
    Byte Order: Little Endian
    Address sizes: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    CPU(s): 2
    On-line CPU(s) list: 0,1
    Thread(s) per core: 1
    Core(s) per socket: 2
    Socket(s): 1
    Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
    CPU family: 6
    Model: 23
    Model name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz
    Stepping: 10
    CPU MHz: 1786.503
    CPU max MHz: 2401.0000
    CPU min MHz: 800.0000
    BogoMIPS: 4788.39
    Virtualization: VT-x
    L1d cache: 32K
    L1i cache: 32K
    L2 cache: 3072K
    Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts cpuid aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm pti tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority dtherm ida

Thanks again.
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