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mikeones
post May 6 2008, 08:36 AM
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I am following the guide here http://wiki.neilandtheresa.co.uk/Titchy_Linux/Installing. I have tried the debian-40r3-arm-businesscard.iso and debian-40r3-arm-netinst.iso with the same results. My progress gets past the language options and past the missing kernel modules but fails when looking for the cd-rom.

I can get back to the main menu and detect/configure my wireless card. This works fine and then I try as described in the guide, "Load installer components from CD" and install the "choose-mirror" component which works but when the installer tries to load the choose-mirror component it complains about not being able to read/find the cd. Next I drop down to ash shell and ls /cd-rom. Nothing is there. Am I missing something?
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post May 6 2008, 01:55 PM
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QUOTE(mikeones @ May 6 2008, 05:36 PM) *
I am following the guide here http://wiki.neilandtheresa.co.uk/Titchy_Linux/Installing. I have tried the debian-40r3-arm-businesscard.iso and debian-40r3-arm-netinst.iso with the same results. My progress gets past the language options and past the missing kernel modules but fails when looking for the cd-rom.

I can get back to the main menu and detect/configure my wireless card. This works fine and then I try as described in the guide, "Load installer components from CD" and install the "choose-mirror" component which works but when the installer tries to load the choose-mirror component it complains about not being able to read/find the cd. Next I drop down to ash shell and ls /cd-rom. Nothing is there. Am I missing something?


cool.gif Yes you are missing something. sad.gif I'm afraid I can't tell exactly what the problem is from your post. I missed a fair number of things in my first attempts at Titchy. rolleyes.gif I suspect that dropping into the shell is a very bad idea!!!!

I would strongly advise you to use the business card iso and leave the netinst one alone! wink.gif

Here's the main thing that went wrong for me. I was certain that I had configured my wireless network correctly! I was wrong, several times...

Please when you have 'configured' the network, go back and redo it. When you do, you will be offered the choice of using DHCP or not. Choose NOT! and then go through the options to put in a suitable IP address for your network. wink.gif Not doing this wasted vast amounts of time for me. sad.gif

If you do this and get to the next stage: basically take the default choices...

Another tip is to do a bit of reading up on 'tab completion'. If you get an idea of what it does you'll make very rapid progress in the post-install stage. wink.gif

A final tip take a good look through this thread Debian On C3xxx (merged Topics), ... & the state of the art and when you come across any post by ZDevil click on his gallery in his signature. biggrin.gif

Good luck and I hope you don't suffer as much sleep-deprivation as I did rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif
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mikeones
post May 6 2008, 02:03 PM
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Reguarding the network. I can talk to my z from my debian (sidux) box so I know it is on the network. I saw the part about not having pump installed so I went with static ip etc. Not sure where else to look. I will redownload the cd and try it again. Thanks.
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post May 7 2008, 04:48 AM
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QUOTE(mikeones @ May 7 2008, 12:03 AM) *
Reguarding the network. I can talk to my z from my debian (sidux) box so I know it is on the network. I saw the part about not having pump installed so I went with static ip etc. Not sure where else to look. I will redownload the cd and try it again. Thanks.


I had similar problems getting the base titchy install working. At the end formatting it with mkfs -T vfat /dev/sdb1 and loading all files directly on the sd-card solved my problems smile.gif . For me, formatting was the trick.
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post May 7 2008, 07:54 AM
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QUOTE(maemorandum @ May 7 2008, 01:48 PM) *
QUOTE(mikeones @ May 7 2008, 12:03 AM) *
Reguarding the network. I can talk to my z from my debian (sidux) box so I know it is on the network. I saw the part about not having pump installed so I went with static ip etc. Not sure where else to look. I will redownload the cd and try it again. Thanks.


I had similar problems getting the base titchy install working. At the end formatting it with mkfs -T vfat /dev/sdb1 and loading all files directly on the sd-card solved my problems smile.gif . For me, formatting was the trick.


cool.gif I should have mentioned this too. My biggest stumbling block was that I could only install from a 128 MB card. Larger cards would not work for me. rolleyes.gif There were other reports on this subject with suggested work rounds.

I also found that I got unreliable results with deleting the files on the SD card, after a failure, and simply copying the install files back. I seemed to need to format the card and start with a brand new 'blank' file syatem. blink.gif

Hope you are having success: I know you'll be having fun! laugh.gif
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post May 7 2008, 08:20 AM
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QUOTE(tux @ May 7 2008, 10:54 AM) *
QUOTE(maemorandum @ May 7 2008, 01:48 PM) *
QUOTE(mikeones @ May 7 2008, 12:03 AM) *
Reguarding the network. I can talk to my z from my debian (sidux) box so I know it is on the network. I saw the part about not having pump installed so I went with static ip etc. Not sure where else to look. I will redownload the cd and try it again. Thanks.


I had similar problems getting the base titchy install working. At the end formatting it with mkfs -T vfat /dev/sdb1 and loading all files directly on the sd-card solved my problems smile.gif . For me, formatting was the trick.


cool.gif I should have mentioned this too. My biggest stumbling block was that I could only install from a 128 MB card. Larger cards would not work for me. rolleyes.gif There were other reports on this subject with suggested work rounds.

I also found that I got unreliable results with deleting the files on the SD card, after a failure, and simply copying the install files back. I seemed to need to format the card and start with a brand new 'blank' file syatem. blink.gif

Hope you are having success: I know you'll be having fun! laugh.gif

Thanks guys. I basically found that during the "Loading of additional components" the installer would stop and complain about not being able to read from the CD-rom. I just moved on. I have installed Eabi as detailed here http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=25029. About to configure networkig etc. Glad I kept my Z around...
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