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Old 07-01-2010, 01:05 AM
Rob Owens
 
Default Debian Install stalls at 5% (at least for 3 hours, don't know if it suffices to designate this state as `stall')

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 11:17:07PM +0200, Merciadri Luca wrote:
> Mark wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Merciadri Luca
> > <Luca.Merciadri@student.ulg.ac.be
> > <mailto:Luca.Merciadri@student.ulg.ac.be>> wrote:
> >
> > I tried a first Debian install, which stalled at 5%. I then
> > re-tried, and
> > here I am: stuck at 5% for a long time (~3 hours). I did not mess
> > anything with the parameters, and this is not at all my first Debian
> > install. I don't understand why this happens.
> >
> >
> > What stage is it on when it stalls, i.e. is it trying to download from
> > a certain server, partitioning, etc.?
> It is on `Please wait.' Normally, it should have already downloaded
> files (at least it wrote that it downloaded files some hours ago).
> > I only install off CD or DVD so I'm not familiar with the netinst. I
> > will say the last time I had trouble like that, I chose a different
> > ftp mirror from outside my country and it worked. You might have
> > already tried that though.
> I've already tried changing ftp mirrors, but nice suggestion though. I
> actually get many messages with in-target: `in-target: Do you wxant to
> ignore this warning and proceed anyway?' `To continue, enter [...].' and
> I see many packages' names with `in-target' before, but no warning. I
> can't go to the top, so I can't guess what it wrote before what I'm
> seeing. (I see all these messages thanks to Ctrl Alt F4 as suggested
> before.)
>
Does Shift-PgUp allow you to see the messages at the top? It took me 7
years of using Linux to learn that helpful keystroke combo.

-Rob


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