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How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby andredahl » 2020-12-01 04:16

I am using a lenevo w510 computer. Everything works when installing Linux mint Cinnamon or/and Ubuntu mate, however I have now testet 3 different types of debian installation programs; debian-10.6.0-am64-dvd.iso, debian-10.6.0-arm64-netinst.iso and debian-live-10.6.0-arm64-kde.iso using an USB memory stick.

They all have now and then similar problems like stopping up during installation, which means one have to restart again. I am not able to find the packages or program names it is asking for when I want to add new programs it is just asking for a cd/dvd. All of them are not able to find any wifi network when they are up and running. Once I managed to get the installation program to accept firmware-brcm80211_20161130-5:de8u1_all.deb which I had on another usb memory stick.

I really enjoyed the little wiev I have got of Debian OS, but before I give Debian up as an OS, is there anyone who can recomend a Debian mate installation program that will work as well as Ubuntu among other does ?
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Re: How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby arochester » 2020-12-01 10:04

You say
debian-10.6.0-arm64-netinst.iso and debian-live-10.6.0-arm64-kde.iso

You haven't got an arm computer, it's amd. Arm isos will not work in this computer.

Before that you say
debian-10.6.0-am64-dvd.iso

A bit of a mystery. A typo? Is it amd? Could it be arm? Only an amd iso will work in this computer. https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-thinkpad-w510/

You do not say at what point it rebooted. At a certain point you need to remove the installation device or it will just start the installation procedure again.

You could try the Debian Mate LiveCD e.g. https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Linux-D ... 749.shtml#

You could try an Unofficial non-free image https://cdimage.debian.org/images/unoff ... -firmware/

Debian will NOT detect and install your wireless by default. You need to do this yourself. You can do this by having the unofficial non-free, by connecting to ethernet or tethering your mobile phone. https://medium.com/@authmane512/how-to- ... c0a9213c56
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Re: How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby andredahl » 2020-12-01 10:56

Everyone is AMD, misread and mistyped. When I have managed to install a version, the USB has always been removed. It is trouble during installation whiched have forced me to start the installation again.

I will test the mate file and see if it behaves better.

Thank you for this feedback.
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Re: How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby andredahl » 2020-12-01 10:58

Still difficulties

Not Found
The requested URL was not found on this server.

Apache/2.4.46 (Unix) Server at cdimage.debian.org Port 443

Is the respons for the download of 64 bit ????
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Re: How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby arochester » 2020-12-01 12:03

https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/cu ... so-hybrid/

Choose debian-live-10.6.0-amd64-mate.iso
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Re: How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby andredahl » 2020-12-01 12:41

I have found that one, thank you. However before I start the installation, how come is it that Debian only want ethernet connection ? It should be possible to add the firmware fi for wifi during set up ? I have tried to add the firmware after installation, but never succeded. I must admit it is probably due to lack of knowledge.
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Re: How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby arochester » 2020-12-01 13:44

If you have the correct wifi it can be installed at installation.

Look at section 6.4.1 for installing from a USB stick during installation. https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/ ... 04.html.en
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Re: How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-12-01 15:15

andredahl wrote:how come is it that Debian only want ethernet connection ?

There are unofficial images that already contain non-free firmware, see the official installation guide for details. But I think Broadcom is a special case so you may be SOL. If you ask over at the BunsenLabs forums damo might be able to help you, I seem to remember that they posted a guide about those devices.
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Re: How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby stevepusser » 2020-12-01 19:10

Wouldn't it be better to give us some idea of the hardware on the thing so we know if Buster supports it? If you have Windows, maybe you can run a good system info utility.

There are Live Linux ISO's out on the Net that have inxi installed by default, which can provide a short yet useful summary of the hardware on the machine.
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Re: How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby andredahl » 2020-12-02 10:56

am using a lenevo w510 computer.
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Re: How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby andredahl » 2020-12-02 13:24

Debian was installed successfully, however still no internet, that is wifi. This means I can not connect to the worls outside. I do have the firmware but I still have no clue on getting debian to install it.

Any help here would be appreciated.
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Re: How to find and install a proper debian mate

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-12-02 17:04

andredahl wrote:I do have the firmware but I still have no clue on getting debian to install it.

That is off-topic for this thread, please continue in your other thread (for which you have already received clear instructions).

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