edgy dpkg installation and other errors

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at lichota.net
Mon Oct 9 08:50:21 BST 2006

Felix Miata napisał(a):
> I've been having trouble all week installing edgy, attempting on various
> hardware having nothing more in common than 2 HDs, ATI graphics, and i440BX
> chipsets. As a result, one motherboard and CPU I pitched in the dumpster.
> I finally got an ftp install to finish a couple hours ago without apparent
> errors by selecting 'server vga=normal ide=nodma pci=noacpi noapic nolapic
> nousb nopcmcia'. After that seemed to go OK, on a few boots I tried to
> 'apt-get install kubuntu-desktop'. That proceeded for while, then quit with
> "E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)". This particular
> time the problem was with libsnmp9 and openoffice.org-common. Partway up the
> screen I see "corrupted filesystem tarfile - corrupted package archive".
> I've seen many of these previously during the failed installations and
> after. Is this a problem others are having?

Have you checked CD for defects (using option in live CD boot menu)?

	Krzysztof Lichota

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