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#1 2020-01-27 07:25:36

becker_11
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[Solved] Unable to install

Hi Team,

So I downloaded the latest x64 ISO and wrote it to a USB stick using Rufus then went to install. It failed as it couldn't mount the CD, I don't have a CD I'm using a USB but there was no way around it.

Also at the beginning of the install I got a bunch of errors around umount being unable to mount my drive/drives

So what can I do now?

Edit: I do have a CD or DVD whatever I'm not certain as I've never used it drive in my system.

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#2 2020-01-27 08:00:40

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Re: [Solved] Unable to install

Some have found that if you get the CD drive error, then unplug and reinsert the usb drive. Hopefully the install process then detects and mounts it.


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#3 2020-01-27 08:16:40

becker_11
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Re: [Solved] Unable to install

Thanks damo, I'll give it a shot.

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#4 2020-01-27 09:10:14

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Re: [Solved] Unable to install

becker_11 wrote:

wrote it to a USB stick using Rufus

Instead of Rufus. use recomended method; cp or dd.

then went to install. It failed as it couldn't mount the CD, I don't have a CD I'm using a USB but there was no way around it.

Also at the beginning of the install I got a bunch of errors around umount being unable to mount my drive/drives

The installer has a bug, that gives that error message.

Rewrite image with recomended method and I am confident the installation will go throgh.

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#5 2020-01-27 10:06:31

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Re: [Solved] Unable to install

Update: Ran the install again without re writing it. Did as suggested by damo and removed and reinserted the USB stick at the CD screen and everything progressed as it is supposed to.
Thanks for the help

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#6 2020-01-28 01:25:45

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Re: [Solved] Unable to install

rbh wrote:

Instead of Rufus. use recomended method; cp or dd.

Use cp. Move any other ISO files out of Downloads, assuming you have downloaded the lithium ISO to Downloads and that your USB drive is /dev/sdb, and run...

sudo cp *.iso /dev/sdb;sync

https://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#write-usb

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#7 2020-01-28 05:39:52

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Re: [Solved] Unable to install

hhh wrote:

...that your USB drive is /dev/sdb...

Double check that! (It might be /dev/sdc or something...) Then check it again. You don't want to wipe out an important partition of your hard disk. yikes


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#8 2020-01-28 07:36:15

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Re: [Solved] Unable to install

becker_11 wrote:

Update: Ran the install again without re writing it. Did as suggested by damo and removed and reinserted the USB stick at the CD screen and everything progressed as it is supposed to.
Thanks for the help

Please. edit sbjectline, ad: SOLVED - first.

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