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Author: Ralph Ronnquist
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Now - - trying to do a Deadelus netinstall (was trying to do a Chimera netinstall)
On Wed, Jan 11, 2023 at 08:10:05AM -0600, o1bigtenor via Dng wrote:
> Greetings
> This has become quite an odyssey!

Yes, it shouldn't be that much work.

> I started by trying to do a chimera netinstall on a Lenovo e100 gen 2 laptop.
> Found that the 5.10.x kernel in Chimera just doesn't want to play nice with
> the eMMC ssd in the laptop.

Oh. Yes, that explains things.

> Went to the Deadalus netinstall and thought I had a winner.
> Silly me - - - - found some other 'fun'.
> (Trying to use a Canadian multilingual keyboard - - - you then no longer have
> a pipe symbol where it is written on the keyboard - - - - so back to American
> English.)
> Then well into the install - - - except the install halts at the screen :
> "Preparing to configure devuan-keyring (amd64)"
> and it sits there (and sits there and - - - you get the picture).
> Tried a second time - - - still parks there.
> Did some searching and there was a suggestion that if your system
> clock was out there could be issues with getting the keyring to work.
> Back to the laptop - - - - date set to sep 2020 and time off a bit.
> Reset both with time as close as I could (40 odd seconds out - - - -
> its not an easy to use clock!!). Time to try again.
> Well - - - - now this is a 4th attempt and I'm still locked at the
> keyring configure.
> My netinstall software is NOT new (from early 2022 (April 11th in fact)).

Around that time there were some preview ISOs that had that problem,
which basically was that the installer ended up waiting for some
choice input on a non-existent back-channel for whatever reason.

The only solution I can offer to that is that you get a new ISO; I
think the most recent one (20230111) is good.