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Old 02-14-2008, 02:20 AM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Fwd: No rt* modules on alternate cd: Was Alternate Gutsy CD-Debootstrap Error Installing Base System-Failed To Determine Code Name Of Release

--- Leonard Chatagnier <lenc5570@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 07:10:05 -0800 (PST)
> From: Leonard Chatagnier <lenc5570@sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Alternate Gutsy CD-Debootstrap Error
> Installing Base System-Failed To Determine Code Name
> Of Release
> To: User Mail List-Ubuntu
> <ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
>
> This has happened twice but got around it somehow on
> first install with a minimal installation, finally
> got
> everything installed like I wanted it then X quit.
> It
> was the flakiest install I've ever seen and can't
> figure it. Was using expert mode to keep /home in
> tact.
> Anyone know what's going on here and how to correct?
>
> First time that I've come across a debootstrap error
> and don't know what it is.
> Appreciate your help,
>
Got around the debootstrap error by formating earlier
in the process and things went good until about 83% in
the "install software" process. The install hung
there for about 2 hours on installed "Tomboy Notes".
Found it at 97 % and it completed shortly. Then I
reboot and start setting up the wlan interface but no
wireless in Network. Checked my /lib/mods and no rt*
entries to be found. Even ran recovery mode and a
shell to search for the rt* mods but none found. Now
they must be there because I connected on the first
install from the same disk. Without the rt61pci
module, I can't get on line.
Would appreciate anyone who can shed some light on
what is happening and a way to correct. Getting to be
exasperating and desperate.
TIA,


Leonard Chatagnier
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:26 AM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Fwd: No rt* modules on alternate cd: Was Alternate Gutsy CD-Debootstrap Error Installing Base System-Failed To Determine Code Name Of Release

--- NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On 02/13/2008 07:20 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>
> >>
> > Got around the debootstrap error by formating
> earlier
> > in the process and things went good until about
> 83% in
> > the "install software" process. The install hung
> > there for about 2 hours on installed "Tomboy
> Notes".
> > Found it at 97 % and it completed shortly. Then I
> > reboot and start setting up the wlan interface but
> no
> > wireless in Network. Checked my /lib/mods and no
> rt*
> > entries to be found. Even ran recovery mode and a
> > shell to search for the rt* mods but none found.
> Now
> > they must be there because I connected on the
> first
> > install from the same disk. Without the rt61pci
> > module, I can't get on line.
> > Would appreciate anyone who can shed some light on
> > what is happening and a way to correct. Getting
> to be
> > exasperating and desperate.
> > TIA,
> >
>
> Give this a try:
>
> Alternate CD: install in text mode, do not select
> *any* network during
> the install process, continue the install *without
> networking*, set up
> networking after the install.
>
>
Thanks for the come back, NoOp. However, that's
exactly what I did. I presume you mean after the
install and reboot which is what I did. What gets me
the most is there is no mention of wireless networking
that I find after 3 installs and when I boot up only
wired and dialup modem entries are shown under
networking. Makes it difficult to set up a wireless
even if the drivers are in place. Are there any
preferred mirrors to download the iso from? Is there
more than one version of gutsy(i386 version) to choose
from? BTW, the alt CD only recognizes my NIC. There is
no mention of the WMP54G in dmesg or anywhere.
Reallly weird! Thanks for your help,


Leonard Chatagnier
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:13 PM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Fwd: No rt* modules on alternate cd: Was Alternate Gutsy CD-Debootstrap Error Installing Base System-Failed To Determine Code Name Of Release

--- NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On 02/13/2008 09:26 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > --- NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> >>
> >> Give this a try:
> >>
> >> Alternate CD: install in text mode, do not select
> >> *any* network during
> >> the install process, continue the install
> *without
> >> networking*, set up
> >> networking after the install.
> >>
> >>
> > Thanks for the come back, NoOp. However, that's
> > exactly what I did. I presume you mean after the
> > install and reboot which is what I did. What gets
> me
> > the most is there is no mention of wireless
> networking
> > that I find after 3 installs and when I boot up
> only
> > wired and dialup modem entries are shown under
> > networking. Makes it difficult to set up a
> wireless
> > even if the drivers are in place. Are there any
> > preferred mirrors to download the iso from? Is
> there
> > more than one version of gutsy(i386 version) to
> choose
> > from? BTW, the alt CD only recognizes my NIC.
> There is
> > no mention of the WMP54G in dmesg or anywhere.
> > Reallly weird! Thanks for your help,
> >
>
> Mirrors should all be the same.
> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors
>
Thanks, one less worry.

> Odd... when I installed my son's laptop with an
> Dynex PCMCIA card in it
> using the Alternate CD I seem to recall that it pick
> up the device and
> showed both the wireless and the built in nic.
>
<http://www.dynexproducts.com/pc-596-4-dynex-80211g-enhanced-wireless-g-laptop-card.aspx>
>
> But that wouldn't help you with the rt* modules.
> Perhaps the Ubuntu DVD
> has what you are looking for. You can check what
> files are included by
> checking the .list file:
>
> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/gutsy/release/
>
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/gutsy/release/ubuntu-7.10-dvd-i386.list
>
> You can do the same by checking the .list file for
> the Alternate CD from
> any of the mirrors, example:
>
>
<http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/releases/gutsy/ubuntu-7.10-alternate-i386.list>
>
Thanky so much. I'll check them all to see if the rt*
mods are listed and maybe try out the alt DVD also as
I'm trying out the 4th install and still find it
hanging at certain spots in the install software
portion which I don't think it should do. Also trying
the linux generic ipo the 2.2.22.-14 generic that I
remember you saying was the only one that worked for
you and your wifi card. I let the list know what
happens. Thanks for the needed help.


Leonard Chatagnier
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:56 PM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Fwd: No rt* modules on alternate cd: Was Alternate Gutsy CD-Debootstrap Error Installing Base System-Failed To Determine Code Name Of Release

--- sktsee <sktsee@tulsaconnect.com> wrote:

>
> On Thu, 2008-02-14 at 09:13 -0800, Leonard
> Chatagnier wrote:
>
> [snip]
> > >
> > Thanky so much. I'll check them all to see if the
> rt*
> > mods are listed and maybe try out the alt DVD also
> as
> > I'm trying out the 4th install and still find it
> > hanging at certain spots in the install software
> > portion which I don't think it should do. Also
> trying
> > the linux generic ipo the 2.2.22.-14 generic that
> I
> > remember you saying was the only one that worked
> for
> > you and your wifi card. I let the list know what
> > happens. Thanks for the needed help.
> >
> The wireless (rt*) modules are located in the
> linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-[flavor] (flavor
> being generic, i386,
> server, etc.). After installation, check to see if
> that package is
> installed. If not, you should be able to install it
> from the cd, as it's
> included on the cdimage according to the file
> manifest.
>
Thanks for offering help and info, sktsee. I know what
your saying and I myself find it hard to believe it
wasnj't there. I just now closed this thread out with
a solved reply. You might want to read it. You'll
find it hard to believe. I know the module is included
for the kernel I installed. It was the same kernel I
was running with a NIC card before I switched to a
wifi card that I got working but had other issues. It
just wasn't on my HDD after the first install and I
couldn't find it on the cd using a root shell, sudo
updatedb, locate and just manually searching the cd.
There may be a better way but I don't know it.
Not even sure I know how to install a module from the
alt CD, and would like to know for sure. Is it any
more specific than doing a "sudo aptitude install
rt61pci.ko" I installed all the other programs that
the cd failed to install using that format.
Thanks for your input,

Leonard Chatagnier
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:32 PM
Leonard Chatagnier
 
Default Fwd: No rt* modules on alternate cd: Was Alternate Gutsy CD-Debootstrap Error Installing Base System-Failed To Determine Code Name Of Release

--- sktsee <sktsee@tulsaconnect.com> wrote:

>
> On Fri, 2008-02-15 at 11:56 -0800, Leonard
> Chatagnier wrote:
> > --- sktsee <sktsee@tulsaconnect.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > On Thu, 2008-02-14 at 09:13 -0800, Leonard
> > > Chatagnier wrote:
> > >
> > > [snip]
> > > > >
> > > > Thanky so much. I'll check them all to see if
> the
> > > rt*
> > > > mods are listed and maybe try out the alt DVD
> also
> > > as
> > > > I'm trying out the 4th install and still find
> it
> > > > hanging at certain spots in the install
> software
> > > > portion which I don't think it should do.
> Also
> > > trying
> > > > the linux generic ipo the 2.2.22.-14 generic
> that
> > > I
> > > > remember you saying was the only one that
> worked
> > > for
> > > > you and your wifi card. I let the list know
> what
> > > > happens. Thanks for the needed help.
> > > >
> > > The wireless (rt*) modules are located in the
> > > linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-[flavor] (flavor
> > > being generic, i386,
> > > server, etc.). After installation, check to see
> if
> > > that package is
> > > installed. If not, you should be able to install
> it
> > > from the cd, as it's
> > > included on the cdimage according to the file
> > > manifest.
> > >
> > Thanks for offering help and info, sktsee. I know
> what
> > your saying and I myself find it hard to believe
> it
> > wasnj't there. I just now closed this thread out
> with
> > a solved reply. You might want to read it. You'll
> > find it hard to believe. I know the module is
> included
> > for the kernel I installed. It was the same
> kernel I
> > was running with a NIC card before I switched to a
> > wifi card that I got working but had other issues.
> It
> > just wasn't on my HDD after the first install and
> I
> > couldn't find it on the cd using a root shell,
> sudo
> > updatedb, locate and just manually searching the
> cd.
> > There may be a better way but I don't know it.
> > Not even sure I know how to install a module from
> the
> > alt CD, and would like to know for sure. Is it any
> > more specific than doing a "sudo aptitude install
> > rt61pci.ko" I installed all the other programs
> that
> > the cd failed to install using that format.
> > Thanks for your input,
>
> The rt61pci.ko module is located along with other
> ndiswrapper wireless
> modules in the package
> linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-generic. So in
> order to install it, you would do "sudo aptitude
> install
> linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-generic" Apparently,
> that package was
> skipped over during your installation, hence that's
> why the rt* modules
> weren't on your system after the installation
> finished. I was just
> pointing out that you can install those drivers
> manually from the
> linux-ubuntu-module package located on the cdimage
> if they don't get
> installed during the initial installation.
>
> Anyway, glad to see you finally got it going.
>
> --
> sktsee
>
Thanks for the comeback. I would not have been able to
install it without the above info. Appreciate the
info.

BTW, you do understand that the proper
/lib/modules/uname-r/etc was installed but it just
didn't contain the rt61pci module in the listing.
Not trying to be argumentive just want to be sure you
understand what happened exactly and how strang and
seemingly impossible to happen. YFI, no need to reply
unless you have more to say.

Leonard Chatagnier
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