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#1 2021-01-17 16:38:24

keithharsant
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Install Problem

Hi All,

I'm having problems installing Lithium. The installer crashes at copying the files with an"unclean target" error message. I've tried deleting the whole disk and repartitioning numerous times with different options but can not get past this point. The installer on previous versions run fine. I did once get it to install on a same type PC - I don't know how I managed it and tried cloning the drive. That didn't work properly as the PC took about 3 minutes to boot with a lot of error messages. Does anyone have a solution to this problem as I need to use a Debian 10 based distro due to software updates.

Regards
Keith

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#2 2021-01-17 17:40:14

sleekmason
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Re: Install Problem

I've tried deleting the whole disk and repartitioning numerous times with different options but can not get past this point.

I may not understand correctly, but have you tried reburning the image to usb (or dvd)?  It sounds as though the image you put on a medium may be bad, precluding anything else.

May need to re-download or maybe/probably just re-burn the image if it doesn't work.

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#3 2021-01-17 18:38:55

keithharsant
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Re: Install Problem

Thanks. I've downloaded the ISO twice and tried three different USB sticks, same result every time. This is the i386 iso. I've also tried the amd64 ISO same result. I use Rufus to burn the ISO.

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#4 2021-01-17 18:50:29

sleekmason
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Re: Install Problem

Just some thoughts.

Are you using ext4? -No, shouldn't matter, but . .
Are you doing your partitioning from the installer?

The text installer under advanced allows for an easy install just following the steps - If you are not already doing so.

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#5 2021-01-17 19:30:33

rbh
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Re: Install Problem

keithharsant wrote:

Thanks. I've downloaded the ISO twice and tried three different USB sticks, same result every time.

Have you verifyed the integrity of your download? (https://www.bunsenlabs.org/installation.html).
You can also verify the install media fron Debian installer main menu.

This is the i386 iso. I've also tried the amd64 ISO same result.

What cpu is it? If 32 bit cpu, you can not install 64 bot os (amd-iso)

I use Rufus to burn the ISO.

And recommended tool is Win32 Disk Imager...

You can reboot to live session and take a look at the installer logs in /var/log/installer. You can also after taking care of the logs, use terminal or gparted and reformat all partitions.

I have sometimes got that error, when reinstalling and not deleted all necessary directories. But, never heard about that error installing to clean target.


// Regards rbh

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#6 2021-01-17 21:08:35

keithharsant
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Re: Install Problem

Thank you rbh.
I booted the live CD and looked for /var/log/installer I could not find it, /var/log was there. While I was in live CD I used gparted to delete everything on the disk to free space. Previously I used a USB stick with Disk Genius on it to delete the drive. I re-wrote the USB stick using Win32 Disk Imager and tried again. The install ran correctly and I didn't have to pull and re-insert the USB stick so the "CDROM" could be found.

Just for the record I do have a 64 bit CPU in these PC's (Wyse Thin Client 5020's and 5060's) a good call though. I use them headless for the job in hand and it has to be Linux. I did get Debian 10.7 to install without messing around but I like Bunsenlabs.

Cheers
Keith

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#7 2021-01-18 02:05:22

DeepDayze
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Re: Install Problem

A good idea is to check the health of the hard disk as well, as unclean target when repartitioning sound like the hard drive may be having issues. Check the logs for any disk errors and if any are present you should replace the drive.


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#8 2021-01-18 06:16:46

rbh
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Re: Install Problem

keithharsant wrote:

I booted the live CD and looked for /var/log/installer I could not find it, /var/log was there.

If you have installed rot partion to /dev/sda1, you have to mount it and look in /mnt/dev/sda1/var/log/installer/

I re-wrote the USB stick using Win32 Disk Imager and tried again. The install ran correctly and I didn't have to pull and re-insert the USB stick so the "CDROM" could be found.

Yes, others experienced problem with Rufus. Eventualley, it has an "DD-setting"...

I did get Debian 10.7 to install without messing around but I like Bunsenlabs.

Hope you can try later with BunsenLabs.

Last edited by rbh (2021-01-18 06:17:19)


// Regards rbh

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#9 2021-01-19 01:39:24

Runion2
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Re: Install Problem

Hi folks.  I was here some time ago.
I was trying to install the BS lithium but my Lenovo M91p would stop at the network config.
I tried several downloads, including a recent one which was said to be the official release (01/10/2021),  to Hard drive and or thumb drive.  ALL FAIL at the network config.

I was able to run from the "live" dvd to get a feel of how the system operates and would like to make a system thumb drive.

Someone said there was a conflict with the network chip.  Has any one come up with a work around?
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   *-network
             description: Ethernet interface
             product: 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 19
             bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
             logical name: eno1
             version: 05
             serial: 44:37:e6:46:41:c1
             size: 100Mbit/s
             capacity: 1Gbit/s
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
             configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=3.2.6-k duplex=full firmware=0.13-4 ip=192.168.1.11 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
             resources: irq:25 memory:fe700000-fe71ffff memory:fe727000-fe727fff ioport:f020(size=32)

----------------------------------------------------------
Thank you.



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I have done this with other systems, including Helium and MX linux so I am on the right track, there is something not right with the Lithium distro.

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#10 2021-01-19 01:59:17

phuturism
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Re: Install Problem

Sounds like the ipv6 misconfiguration problem others have experienced.

Workarounds
1. Install via ethernet cable (although your network connection seems to be ethernet already - maybe still the ipv6 problem)
2.  Install via smartphone hotspot or usb tethering
3.  modify the installer parameters to disable ipv6 as below


See Cog's reply in this thread.

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=6745

cog wrote:

I had the same problem on a particular network.  Had something to do with ipv6.

Adding ”ipv6.disable=1” to the grub command for the installer entry from the grub menu when you boot the iso worked for me.

I think you hit the “e” key on the installer entry, then it’s like the second line that you’d add “ ipv6.disable=1” towards the end before “quiet”.  Then you press Ctrl-x to boot the modified boot entry.

Last edited by phuturism (2021-01-19 02:01:22)

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#11 2021-01-19 02:16:37

Runion2
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Re: Install Problem

thankyou for the response jakarta

Are you saying when I start the install at some point I have to hit "e" to get into the install grub?

I don't recall any point of the install where I wouldhave that option.

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#12 2021-01-19 03:02:56

phuturism
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Re: Install Problem

ok, so boot up on your live usb drive.  When the live/graphic/text installer come up, arrow down to the installer (graphic or text, doesn't matter) but don't hit enter to start the installer yet.

Hit either TAB or "e" - this varies on some machines I believe.   

You will then be able to edit the boot parameters for the installer - add the ipv6.disable=1 before quiet, and continue to boot to the installer.

Good luck!

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#13 2021-01-19 04:13:45

Runion2
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Re: Install Problem

Thank you.
I got to the parameters for the installer.  Wasnt sure where to add it,
I tried before the dashes    "ipv6.disable=1 --- quiet"  fail",  then tried
after the dashes "--- ipv6.disable=1 quiet"  fail.  it keeps stalling at network configure.

Unless you have any other ideas, I'm giving up.
thank you again.

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#14 2021-01-19 05:21:02

phuturism
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Re: Install Problem

Runion2 wrote:

Thank you.
I got to the parameters for the installer.  Wasnt sure where to add it,
I tried before the dashes    "ipv6.disable=1 --- quiet"  fail",  then tried
after the dashes "--- ipv6.disable=1 quiet"  fail.  it keeps stalling at network configure.

Unless you have any other ideas, I'm giving up.
thank you again.

Don't add "quiet" should already be there.   just add the  ”ipv6.disable=1” (no quote marks) and that should be it.  dont split the dashes and quiet.

Sorry if this was not clear.   I don't have the installer here so can't be more exact .

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#15 2021-01-19 06:14:51

ohnonot
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Re: Install Problem

Runion2, you hijacked this thread.
nd nobody else seems to have even noticed.
Not cool.

keithharsant wrote:

The installer crashes at copying the files with an"unclean target" error message. I've tried deleting the whole disk and repartitioning numerous times with different options but can not get past this point.

As was pointed out earlier:
When installing, let the installer format the partition you're installing to. Did you?
A quick search seems to confirm that that must be the issue.


BL quote proposals to this thread please.

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#16 2021-01-19 07:44:33

rbh
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Re: Install Problem

Runion2 wrote:

Hi folks.  I was here some time ago.

I will answer you in one of the other threads you started:

BunsenLabs Lithium not installing.

Last edited by rbh (2021-01-19 07:44:49)


// Regards rbh

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#17 2021-01-19 17:44:32

Runion2
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Re: Install Problem

Sorry, i thought the other threads were dead.
I saw this was about not installing as a subject
as as the new release was not installing as before
I felt it fit right in.
Pardon me to the original poster

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#18 2021-01-19 18:14:07

rbh
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Re: Install Problem

Runion2 wrote:

Sorry, i thought the other threads were dead.

A thread are dead when an moderater close it. Until then if no one post in the thread, is it sleeping.


// Regards rbh

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#19 2021-01-25 03:14:49

jon0
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Re: Install Problem

Took a few attempts to get the edit right, but this "ipv6.disable=1" worked for me thanks everyone.

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