Last edited by HelloLion (2012-12-16 03:29:32)
Back from work, trying again. Maybe I am still missing something, but when I type in 'mount' I get a list that doesn't seem to include anything like /dev/sda1 or anything. Here's what I am getting in response to the 'mount' command:
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw) none on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,size=809024k,mode=755 none on /proc type proc (rw,relatime) none on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime) tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755) none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=600,ptmxmode=000)
Gonna keep trying stuff but if someone can explain what's going on I'll be ever so grateful.
There is known "bug" in the Debian installer that is packaged with #!. There are other posts in the forum related to others having the very same issue, some able to get it to install, some not. Please look around the forum, and give the options a try.
At the moment, I don't think anyone really has a solid solution for the users trying to install from a USB, but having the "cd-rom" issue.
If you have a CD drive, you could install Statler, as it's sub-700mb.
Unfortunately, Waldorf comes in at just over 700mb, which doesn't work for those without a DVD drive, and "may" not work even for those with a USB drive install.
Best of luck.
Last edited by DapperMe17 (2012-12-14 22:56:35)
Thanks for the response, DapperMe, I am aware of the bug, and I've seen some descriptions of how to fix it, I just haven't been able to make it any of those work for me yet, and I'm hoping still that it's just a matter of not quite knowing what to do.
I do not have a CD or DVD drive; this computer is less than a year old and when I built it I opted not to get one since I don't use them pretty much ever.
I may try to install Statler again, but it didn't agree with my hardware and, from what I've read, Waldorf will agree with my newer hardware better, so I'm pretty determined to make this work somehow.
Thanks for the input, hopefully something will break open on this issue soon.
Do you have any way to use "dd" (in Linux) to create the USB stick, or are you limited to what you can use from Windows?
What is the output of the "lsblk" command, at the same point where you posted the output of "mount" above?
And what is the output of "ls /cdrom/dists" at the same point?
This is fixable.
Last edited by pidsley (2012-12-14 23:11:35)
Great attitude & wishing you the best!
If you're successful, please don't hesitate to post a solution that helped you.
Thanks for the response Pidsley, and for saying it's fixable! I cannot use dd in linux without having a working linux distro on here (had Fedora, installed Mint over it, but Mint broke on install so...whatever). If I can fix this problem by installing a linux distro and making the flash drive I will try it, but I'll need to get another distro working to do that so I'd prefer not to.
-/bin/sh: lsblk: not found
Not sure what to make of that.
ls /cdrom/dists returns:
ls: /cdrom/dists: No such file or directory
I get the feeling I'm doing something very wrong.
DapperMe, thanks for the encouragement. When this gets fixed I will definitely be sharing however it works!
Did you check the md5sum of the iso file after you downloaded it? If you did not, please check it now. If you did, and the md5sum is ok, please use Win32Imager to copy the iso to the USB stick again. Then repeat the install process.
Sorry for my continued ineptitude, but how do I check the md5sum?
Last edited by pidsley (2012-12-15 00:38:57)
Last edited by DapperMe17 (2012-12-15 00:35:40)
I tried Win32Imager first, and have tried it once since then.
I downloaded the torrent, so that kind of rules out the md5sum thing (but I did check, it's a match).
Whew, this is a pickle!
Last edited by pidsley (2012-12-15 03:11:58)
I have a second flash drive available so I'll try that tomorrow. In general I'm good with computers (I work with computers a lot at my jobs) but this has really made me feel like an idiot.
I appreciate your diligence in trying to help, and I will gladly take recommendations for other Debian based distros (or non-Debian based). Here's my general list of desires: Must be fairly lightweight but software and feature rich where it counts. Must be good for tweaking/learning the insides of but I'd prefer something that isn't impossible either. I also want a distro that is really beautiful.
You can probably see why from that description I'm so set on #!
Okay, in a while going to install Linux BBQ (hopefully, unless I'm not allowed to install that one either ) and then use it to "dd" #!. If that doesn't work, then at least I'll have BBQ installed, eh?
If you'd like to try something other than Debian, you could consider looking at Bridge Linux or Zenwalk.
I have been trying (and failing) to install Crunchbang 11 off of a USB for a few hours and have finally reached a roadblock I can't get passed.I used Win32Imager to put the image on a USB drive as is recommended.When I tried to install Crunchbang 10 it could not find my Ethernet card/driver, so I looked around online and saw some posts indicating that for my mobo a installation of Crunchbang 11 might be more successful. I figured I'd give it a try, but quickly found myself stuck again.
Last edited by Fred111 (2013-02-20 11:46:25)