[Bug 122402] Re: [7.10] [xubuntu] Install fails "Failed to determine codename for the release"

andrewbecks 122402 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Nov 4 18:50:48 UTC 2011


the codename for debstrap the target install is generated when a valid
cdrom image is confirmed.

1) make sure the partition that contains the iso image not mounted. if
it is already mounted as /hd-media, which is impossible to unmount,
simply create a new 750mb partion and copy the iso image to that

2) try again from the scan devices for an iso image. this time select
the partion which is not mounted. it will simply mount it itself and
scan the iso image.

3) after the iso image has been capture, the installer doesnt know if it
is valid or not, so the code name is still not generated. now chose from
load contents from the media, select check cdrom-integrty.

4) go back, you'll see theres cdrom check options from the installer,
run it. the code should be generated.

5) now install base system.

Good luck,


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  [7.10] [xubuntu] Install fails "Failed to determine codename for the

Status in “debian-installer” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: ubiquity

  Install of Xubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Tribe 1 alternative CD fails
  with the message:

  [!!] Install the base system
  Debootstrap Error
  Failed to determine codename for the release.

  Seems rather trivial, but it refuses to go any further. Hardware is an
  IBM A30 Thinkpad.

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