[Mageia-discuss] error with Release 1 installer
laidlaws at hotkey.net.au
Sat Jun 4 12:17:30 CEST 2011
On Sat, 4 Jun 2011 08:00:03 PM mageia-discuss-request at mageia.org wrote:
> > Why upgrade? Only so that the DVD is the basis of the system.
> I don't understand what you are doing... What do you mean by the DVD
> being the absis of the system?
I wanted the box to be as if it had been installed from the 1 release, not
from the alpha or beta. I have the DVD copied to local files. To get around
this problem, I copied the i586/media directory in place of the previous one
then updated my media. In practical terms, the system is no different. If I
had been using the DVD, I would have kept inserting the original one (alpha 2,
I think) if required.
The device causing the trouble turned out to be an external hard drive
enclosure I keep for backups. It has never been a problem before, including
for Mageia installation media. I watched it try every port number from 1 to
120 3 times without success, but once, when I left it for a while, the
installation GUI had come up.
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