QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Sep 20 2007, 04:36 AM)
QUOTE(Meanie @ Sep 19 2007, 09:21 PM)
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Sep 20 2007, 12:17 PM)
I get "Temporary failure resolving 'debian.neilandtheresa.co.uk' when doing an apt-get update. How should I fix this? I can't ping it either, or anything (except my router, everything else says "ubknown host xyz"). Suggestions?
you should fix you router/replace it, or change to use static ip addresses instead of dhcp since your leases do not automatically renew themselves effectively....
I am currently using a static IP address. Given that, is there anything I can do outside of fiddling with my router? It worked mostly fine in pdaXrom.
EDIT: Using dhcp fixed it.
Let me add some detail also for those struggling with the installer.
It is the best to install Debian via a mirror.
Dhcp does not work during installation.
The first time you try to set up your network card is bound to fail. At most you can enter your Z's IP address and WEP key, but it seems the installation forces dhcp, which is broken at this stage.
So you're gonna see an error while the system is trying to run DHCP.
So as soon as you get out of the network setup step, you will enter the main installation menu.
Choose "Detect network hardware" as shown in the picture:
After the network card is recognized, go to "Configure the network". This time you can choose NOT to have the installer looked for a dynamic IP (dhcp). Say "No" and you can manually enter a static IP, (of course you gotta set up the card's IP in your router first), together with Netmask, Router's IP, and DNS
The network card is set up successfully if no error pops up.
You can do the network setup either before or after formatting the HDD (again first detect the disk, then partition the entire space in one big partition using the "Guided" mode -- they are all found in the installer menu.)
Sooner or later you may encounter the annoying "Fail to load the codename" message. If you are the lucky one then go up in the installer menu and choose "Load installer component from CD".
Pick the "choose-mirror" component (using [Space] key). You may also get SSH client and rescue mode. But don't fiddle with others. I got into trouble the first time when I greedily took everything.
Then in the installer menu you'll see a new
option enabling you to choose a Debian mirror. Go there and pick "Stable" when you're given the choice of versions. This will install the base system.
Next is the software set. Go for the "standard" installation (i.e. not "laptop" and the others).
Just follow the path and you will be there. Good luck, everybody!
Sorry for the poor quality of the pics. Actually I was thinking of preparing an installation walkthrough ...