Cannot download Debian Etch

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by pban92, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. pban92

    pban92 New Member

    I was trying to install Debian Etch from xp according to what they said here

    During the process "Afterwards, the Debian-Installer Loader setup is completed, and you can click on Close:" I find an error prompt saying "unable to run cpio.bat". Next thing I know everything disappears and I am writing this message.

    Any feedback?

  2. webwork

    webwork New Member

    Out Of Temp Space?

    Check to make sure you have enough space on c. Also your link did not work showing which method you are using. I installed Etch successfully after using a download manager and creating an ISO onto a dvd no problem
  3. pban92

    pban92 New Member

    ihv 50GB on my C
    I am using the method described on this page

    I am sorry I also cant see the link using IE. But I can see by Firefox. Other details about the link:

    Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2007-09-25 16:48. :: Debian
    Installing Debian Etch From A Windows System With "Debian-Installer Loader"

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2008
  4. webwork

    webwork New Member

    Ok, get a text editor and see what is in the Bat file

    Then see if you have the permissions for the logon user to access the folders and files that the bat file refers to. You can try suspending all virus protection and firewall settings. You might be stalling because the Bat file is trying to write to the boot loader and your acount does not have write permissions?? guess guess ?? This area is generally hazardous and it is advised to make a backup logon profile as well as a backup hardware profile. Not to mention backing up important data.

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