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#1 2023-08-03 16:46:48

abd
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How/what is at step "Detect and mount installation media"

Being noob in Devuan, feel bit confused when installing reach at step "Detect and mount installation media"

Actually the point is here, now it's not installing by USB drive, but instead directly from HDD as OS invoking it by loopback from grub (.cfg)

So how to pass this step on this case or mode of installation ?

Last edited by abd (2023-08-04 10:33:15)

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#2 2023-08-03 21:16:23

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: How/what is at step "Detect and mount installation media"

1. Which installation ISO do you use?
2. Which install option do you use?
3. Which error message do you get?
4. What's the block device setup at the time of the error?

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#3 2023-08-03 23:16:38

abd
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Re: How/what is at step "Detect and mount installation media"

1. Which installation ISO do you use?
The latest
devuan_chimaera_4.0.0_amd64_server.iso

2. Which install option do you use?
was said clearly

at  "Detect and mount installation media"

3. Which error message do you get?
nothing after above but sor of: "installation failed "

4. What's the block device setup at the time of the error?
no touch on it, nor could retrieve info of it

Last edited by abd (2023-08-03 23:25:17)

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#4 2023-08-03 23:27:03

GlennW
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Re: How/what is at step "Detect and mount installation media"

Hi, Thank you for your post.

at step "Detect and mount installation media" ...

this is a filesystem check of the installation media (cdrom, usb, ...) and could take a while, but from my experience only about 20 to 40 seconds.

I hope this helps.


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#5 2023-08-04 01:10:58

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: How/what is at step "Detect and mount installation media"

@abd, perhaps you can enter an Alt-F2 shell, then capture and send the output of blkid and fdisk -l for me.

Note that the ISO has a first partition that "spans the whole drive", which in particular includes the partition table. If you then mess with the partition table, it upsets the recognition of that partition as an iso9660 filesystem, and the installer might not be able to mount it.

EDIT: in short, where the dialogs for manual selection of media ask for module and device, choose "none" for additional module, and use the device node name from blkid, for the first partition of the device with the ISO image.

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#6 2023-08-04 10:31:34

abd
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Re: How/what is at step "Detect and mount installation media"

OK just gave up HDD part. use

Do the most common installation boot: dd copy ('burn) to USB drive/media, which will work

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