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Offline clubex

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Install failure
« on: 2019/01/23, 12:06:52 »
I'm trying to reinstall my / partition using siduction-18.3.0-patience-kde-amd64-201805132121 without successs. The checksum is correct.

The installation seems to hang at 32% (clearing fll-install leftovers) although there is still HD activity. I know sometimes an install can take a lon time so I let it continue for 1 1/2 hours. But no success.

I tried serveral different DVDs (no USB sticks available) all with the same effect.

Is there a way that I cam run the install from the CLI so I can see what is happening?

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$ inxi -b
System:    Host: keith-westield Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.9 Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: ASRock model: N68C-GS FX Bios: American Megatrends v: P1.40 date: 10/31/2012
CPU:       Quad core AMD Phenom II X4 945 (-MCP-) speed/max: 800/3000 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1680x1050@59.88hz
           GLX Renderer: NVCF GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (50.2% used)
Info:      Processes: 197 Uptime: 58 min Memory: 1222.9/7981.2MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #1 on: 2019/01/23, 12:20:56 »
You can try cli-installer. If that does not work either, please catch us on IRC

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #2 on: 2019/01/23, 12:24:54 »
cli-installer will probably fail on that version (201805132121)  iirc, I could be wrong, so your best bet is IRC.
I either give too many fucks or no fucks at all, it's like I cannot find a middle ground for a moderate fuck distribution, it's like what the fuck

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Offline clubex

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #3 on: 2019/01/23, 14:43:32 »
Decided a clean install prove more effective.
After a backup and a change of HD I tried tried a clean install which failed at 53% see attached screenshot.

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #4 on: 2019/01/23, 15:58:12 »
Did you use a currently created image?

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #5 on: 2019/01/23, 16:39:26 »
Downloaded on 22 Jan at 11:11 GMT.
Apologies I can't do anything for the next 4-6 hours.
 

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #6 on: 2019/01/23, 16:50:55 »
What did you download on 22 Jan at 11:11 GMT ?

Is it a fresh iso from IRC ?

Because that is the only way to get a new iso
I either give too many fucks or no fucks at all, it's like I cannot find a middle ground for a moderate fuck distribution, it's like what the fuck

Free speech isn't just fucking saying what you want to say, it's also hearing what you don't want to fucking hear

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #7 on: 2019/01/23, 16:58:15 »
It's not a question of when it was downloaded, but of when it was created. So it's an up to date build via IRC (agaida/devil/piper)?

Btw., with this error output I would first install and then distupgrade.

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #8 on: 2019/01/23, 21:26:01 »
cli-installer will just work

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #9 on: 2019/01/23, 22:51:48 »
I been thinking of this for some time. I've decided I'm too old and ill to be faffing about with debian sid anyore.

I've just installed Mint 18.3 with no problems. I feel slightly soiled but I just can't be bothered anymore. My apologies for raising this thread.
 
I've stayed with debian sid since the sidux days and enjoyed every minute of it. Many, many thanks to all who have helped me and I hope I have helped some along the way. I wish siduction and all those involved all the best success for the future. Ta Ta.

 

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #10 on: 2019/01/23, 23:27:39 »
Thanks for your contributions over these years -- I understand and respect your decision.  Be well!
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Re: Install failure
« Reply #11 on: 2019/01/24, 00:08:01 »
IIRC all you had to do to fix that error (screenshot) was

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apt update; apt install apt dpkg perl calamares calamares-settings-siduction 

for live dvd/stick before install (while in live mode)
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Re: Install failure
« Reply #12 on: 2019/01/24, 18:37:32 »
dibl: thanks pal. Much appreciated

piper: Well I gave your suggestion a go to no avail. apt dpkgr and perl upgraded Ok but calamares failed because of missing deps.

So I started to kludge. Installing kio solved the deps.

Couldn't find calamares-settings nor calamares-settings-siduction-(apt policy reported no candidates). So continued to kludge it. Tried calamares-branding-siductions and calamares-settings-debian (did I? not sure now). Installation ran until it hung with a cursor on a black screen.

Something needs to be done to fix this installer.

devil: cli-install did work when installing both / and /home. Wow!. But I couldn't find a way to install / while keeping /home intact (admittingly I didn't give it much attention).
 
I hope this is some help to you all.

That's it. Ta Ta.

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #13 on: 2019/01/24, 19:02:21 »
i can be totally wrong but  it could be worth a try,
an
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apt purge appstream
before installation could help,  or be offline while installation
« Last Edit: 2019/01/25, 12:39:06 by hendrikL »

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Re: Install failure
« Reply #14 on: 2019/01/25, 09:52:31 »
Please don't do upgrades for calamares on live isos - never.
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