Recent 64 S 2.1 reinstall failure - Resolved

  • stratojaune
Posted: Tue, 06/23/2009 - 05:32
Hi all, After a big crash due to some newbie experiment... I have to reinstall 64Studio 2.1. Try to do it with the dvd made last year, and it don't work : Installer says it dwnld/install 942 packages, and an error appears on config the tetex-bin. Installer propose to try again, so I do. This time installer talks about 854 packages, and same error. Installer propose to try again, so I do. This time installer talks about 853 packages, I was hopeful tetex-bin will be ignored, but same error happens. I try to dwld again from UK first repo in the list, checksum alright, dvd burn ok, but same thing happens. Our friend Google tells the package is now replaced in the repos for Tex base or something like, and I don't use Tex so... Excuse this noob question, but is it possible to modify the ISO and delete tetex-bin from it before burn ? Thanks for reply, Fred

Failed repositories...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 08/12/2009 - 20:38
Right. open the /etc/apt/sources.list in gedit with root rights (sudo) Comment all the entries using # Do the same with all the files under the folder /etc/apt/sources.list.d Start synaptic again. Now because nou repositories are active, it should allow you to edit the repositories using synaptic. Make sure the debian repository selected is "etch" and not "stable" Hope it helps...

gpg

  • system
  • 08/21/07
  • Thu, 08/13/2009 - 02:02
Hi Quentin, thanks for your help! Once the gpg keys were added, the repos worked better. Though the 64studio-upgrade failed because of dependency problems and then after restart still multimedia kernel and gdm wouldn't load. I really don't understand what could have gone wrong. I don't want to reinstall from dvd because I have to deal with the clock thing....I need to walk away from this for some time.

Orly?

  • system
  • 08/21/07
  • Tue, 08/11/2009 - 20:43
Resolved? No kidding! I am trying to install 2.1 on a laptop after getting sick of 3.0 async xruns though come to find tetex-bin won't configure. Like the others, I reburn, retry then find some threads here concerning time. Guess what, the bios on this laptop doesn't let you set time. Guess what again, neither does the 2.0 live cd! I have tried multiple times to roll back the date on the live cd but it won't stick. I have a working 2.1 configuration on my racked box thankfully but I never knew how lucky I was the install completed. jonathan adams leonard

Reset BIOS

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 08/12/2009 - 08:34
Is there a possibility for you to reset the bios? Pull out the battery, and lift the bios battery for 10s? Jumpers somewhere perhaps? Resetting bios will automagically reset the clock as well... Hope it helps, Quentin

hwclock

  • system
  • 08/21/07
  • Wed, 08/12/2009 - 19:42
Actually the only way it was possible was to boot from the 2.0 live CD and use the hwclock command which sets the computer hardware clock. If you get some rtc time outs, use the option -directisa and it should work. Ideally you want to select year 2007, I went for august. I tried 2003 and after bootstrap errors during install looked at the F4 screen and saw more date issues - too far back because some damn config was trying to set negative values what a joke. So, 2007 did the trick and the install completed. Now however, 2.1 won't update for me because of failed repositories and gpg keys so its a dead duck and I'm not sure what short of a 2.2 release can fix these things. I'm so sick of installing and chasing down rumors. If I wanted this hassle I could be wandering the maze of the ubuntu studio posts. ;) jonathan adams leonard

Done

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 06/25/2009 - 05:58
Marked as resolved

You must enter the BIOS

  • Heartarchy
  • 09/17/08
  • Wed, 06/24/2009 - 23:40
You must enter the BIOS (press a certain key, i.e. for my computer it is DEL, before the kernel select GRUB screen). For my computer, this is at the screen displaying the motherboard model. Then maunally set the year in the BIOS back a year or two, save and exit. Then the installation should go without a hitch. After installation, enter the BIOS again and change the year back to 2009. -Troy

Thank you guys !

  • stratojaune
  • 09/10/08
  • Thu, 06/25/2009 - 04:41
... for the tip and the method ! Did somebody mark this topic as "resolved" or something like ? Thanks again --fred

Actually - No

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 06/23/2009 - 21:54
The fix is not that nasty... Tex base has expired, and we need to fool the system to believe Tex base is still ok. After installing, set your clock back to the current time and all should be ok ;-)

ok, thank you !

  • stratojaune
  • 09/10/08
  • Wed, 06/24/2009 - 05:56
So, to resume and good understand the method : 1. change the date with gnome scheduler or something like 2. install the dvd 3. delete "tetex-bin*" 4. fix to the current date Am I right ?

Quick fix...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 06/23/2009 - 17:30
The Quick and nasty fix, it to set your bios clock back to a time you know the thing installed fine! The best part... It works. Cheers, Quentin

wow !

  • stratojaune
  • 09/10/08
  • Tue, 06/23/2009 - 17:46
did you have something less nasty in your stock ?