Author: o1bigtenor Date: To: Ralph Ronnquist CC: dng Subject: Re: [DNG] Now - - trying to do a Deadelus netinstall (was trying to
do a Chimera netinstall)
On Wed, Jan 11, 2023 at 5:05 PM Ralph Ronnquist <rrq@???> wrote: >
> 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.
Finally achieved a working system!!!!
Needed to download a new iso installer disc but I have a working
One small anomaly.
Going through the steps with the installer - - - - get to where it "checks
for disks" (meaning your hdds and sdds (in whatever shape or form - - -
(not) grin!) then it wants me to configure the disk(s) and all that is
showing is the usb stick. Go back to the choose keyboard and re-choose
the American English, the installer pops me back to "configure your
disks" and this time the mmc (and the usb stick) is there.
That was sorta weird but I do have a working installation so its OK
- - - - I guess.
(Mentioning it so that if anyone else is having issues they can try that and
maybe it will also fix their 'issue' .
A large heap of thanks to those that have followed and put up with a
very long, maybe even sorta goofy, install process.
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