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#1 2017-08-03 19:39:43

Martin
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Repo assignment failed during fresh install

As some of you have already seen elsewhere I have BunsenLabs running on a newly aqcuired Lenovo x230 since a few days back. I have actually installed BL twice, first on a failing HDD and then on a good HDD. Both times I ended up with an incomplete sources.list.

The first time I thought I had caused this by using wlan for internet connection during the install procedure. I was given two authentication options and might have gone for the wrong one. The second time I used an ethernet cable and saw nothing to worry me in the internet department.

What happens during install is that I am told there is no answer from the choosen mirror, please pick another one. I try to do so but to no avail (meaning whatever I pick will be deemed non-responding) and eventually opt to continue without specifying a repo mirror.

This is no big deal since it is not *that* hard to edit sources.list later on but I have not seen this problem before when installing CB or BL.

I am using bl-Deuterium-amd64_20170429.iso

/Martin

Edit 1: Removed comment regarding BL repo missing.
Edit 2: Supplied precise information on iso used.

Last edited by Martin (2017-08-03 21:02:34)


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#2 2017-08-03 21:33:57

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Re: Repo assignment failed during fresh install

A shot in the dark:

grep https /etc/apt/sources.list && echo && apt-cache policy apt-transport-https # says what?

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#3 2017-08-04 07:18:07

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Re: Repo assignment failed during fresh install

Thanks for the report Martin.

What is your hardware?

lspci -knn | grep -iA2 net

Probably best to run this command beforehand to update the IDs:

sudo update-pciids

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#4 2017-08-04 07:56:06

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Re: Repo assignment failed during fresh install

grep https /etc/apt/sources.list && echo && apt-cache policy apt-transport-https

yields nothing

lspci -knn | grep -iA2 net

yields

00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville) [8086:1502] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21f3]
	Kernel driver in use: e1000e
--
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] [8086:0085] (rev 34)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (802.11a/b/g/n) [8086:1311]
	Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi

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#5 2017-08-05 18:54:05

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Re: Repo assignment failed during fresh install

There are sometimes (power-saving-related) signal drop out problems with iwlwifi but the e1000e driver should be completely stable.

From the installer, you can drop to TTY4 with <Ctrl>+<Alt>+F4, any error messages should show up there.

Try this as well in one of the other TTYs:

rfkill unblock all

Can the current Debian 9.1 ISO image connect without issues?


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#6 2017-08-05 20:37:16

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Re: Repo assignment failed during fresh install

@Head-on-a-Stick: I think I lost you there. Wifi works fine after install. Are you suggesting I should try installing again for the benfit of debugging?

I see no correlation to Wifi as my experience was the same hooked up to an ethernet cable.

/Martin


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#7 2017-08-05 20:43:31

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Re: Repo assignment failed during fresh install

Martin wrote:

Are you suggesting I should try installing again for the benfit of debugging?

Well, I think you can cancel the installation between gaining a connection and actually installing the system (if I remember the order correctly).

Otherwise, the upstream Debian installer offers an "Advanced" option that lets you select the various installation stages independently so you could use that to test the connection stage — you will probably need the non-free image:

https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unof … ch/iso-cd/

My bet is on `rfkill` as the source and solution but I'm not sure if that command is included in the installer.


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