Friday, August 1, 2014

Debian hangs at “Select and Install Software”

Recently, I wanted to use Debian 5.0.3 Lenny (for work).

The first step was to find the ISO.
I couldn't find it on the Debian website. Fortunately I could find it on these both sites:

After downloading the file debian-503-i386-netinst.iso (~150Mo), I'm ready to create a VM using VirtualBox.

The installation is easy but it freezes at the screen "Select and Install Software".

The way to solve this is the following:
  • start a new installation 
  • just before 'Select and install software.' I could see a popup about a warning. Press alt+F2 
  • press enter to activate the console 
  • run the command to place you into the system you are installing
    chroot /target
  • run the command to install the keyring
    aptitude install debian-archive-keyring
  • run the command
    aptitude update
  • run the 3 following commands
    gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 6070D3A1
    gpg --armor --export 6070D3A1 | apt-key add -
    apt-get update
  • press alt+F1 to go back to the installer 
  • continue the installation as normal to the end 

And that's it !

Here is a quick link in case you want to cross compile:


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