Debootstrap method fails to get release file http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by vtapas, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. vtapas

    vtapas New Member

    This is the article I am referring to
    http://www.howtoforge.com/using-xen-with-lvm-based-vms-instead-of-image-based-vms-debian-etch

    I try to install by debootstrap method and installation aborts in
    middle of the process. The error showing in /var/log/xen-tools/filename.log is
    Code:
    I: Retrieving Release
    E: Failed getting release file http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/Release
    
    Copying files from new installation to host.
    Copying files from /tmp/jUrDxM_Km2/var/cache/apt/archives -> /var/cache/apt/archives
    Done
    Done
    The installation of the new system has failed.
    
    The system is missing the common file: /bin/ls
    Done
    System installation failed.  Aborting
    
    While I checked from browser link
    http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/Release I was able to get
    release file but some how debootstrap method is failing to get release
    file what can be cause of error?
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2010
  2. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

    I know the url works when you wget it, but try a different mirror and try again, see what happens. I've had this problem as wel before, just switched mirrors and it worked for me.
     
  3. vtapas

    vtapas New Member

    Yes that URL works that is why I mentioned above that RELEASE files I have been able to access from some other machine using a browser can you tell me how can I check if it is communicating with internet the machine is behind a proxy and ping www.google.com wont work behind a proxy.I have to do it on command line.

    apt-get update is also having following problems so I guess that it
    is some other issue.
    Code:
    openworld:~# apt-get update
    Err http://http.us.debian.org stable Release.gpg                                                                                             
      Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    Err http://http.us.debian.org stable/main Translation-en_US                                                                                  
      Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    Err http://http.us.debian.org stable/contrib Translation-en_US                                            
      Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    Err http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free Translation-en_US                                           
      Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    Err http://ftp.de.debian.org squeeze Release.gpg                                                          
      Could not resolve 'ftp.de.debian.org'
    Err http://ftp.de.debian.org squeeze/main Translation-en_US                                               
      Could not resolve 'ftp.de.debian.org'
    Err http://ftp.us.debian.org lenny Release.gpg                          
      Could not resolve 'ftp.us.debian.org'
    Err http://ftp.us.debian.org lenny/main Translation-en_US               
      Could not resolve 'ftp.us.debian.org'
    Err http://http.us.debian.org unstable Release.gpg
      Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    Err http://http.us.debian.org unstable/main Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    Err http://security.debian.org etch/updates Release.gpg
      Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    Err http://security.debian.org etch/updates/lenny Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    Err http://ftp.us.debian.org lenny/non-free Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'ftp.us.debian.org'
    Err http://ftp.us.debian.org lenny/contrib Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'ftp.us.debian.org'
    Err http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    Err http://security.debian.org etch/updates/non-free Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    Err http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release.gpg
      Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    Err http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    Err http://security.debian.org stable/updates Release.gpg
      Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    Err http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    Err http://security.debian.org stable/updates/contrib Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    Err http://security.debian.org stable/updates/non-free Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    Err http://http.us.debian.org unstable/contrib Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    Err http://http.us.debian.org unstable/non-free Translation-en_US
      Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'ftp.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'ftp.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/non-free/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'ftp.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/contrib/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'ftp.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/etch/updates/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/etch/updates/lenny/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/etch/updates/contrib/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/etch/updates/non-free/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/lenny/updates/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/lenny/updates/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/contrib/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/non-free/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'security.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/contrib/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/non-free/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/contrib/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/non-free/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'http.us.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'ftp.de.debian.org'
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not resolve 'ftp.de.debian.org'
    
    W: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
    
    I do not have a physical access to the machine.Only an ssh on LAN.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2010
  4. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

    Code:
    host ftp.us.debian.org
    check if you get an ip response

    if not, then you should check your nameserver settings (/etc/resolv.conf)
     
  5. vtapas

    vtapas New Member

    Yes It is giving an IP response so that means it is able to get to ftp.us.debian.org
    So what should be next step.
     
  6. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

    Strange, because you said:

    Code:
    Err http://http.us.debian.org stable Release.gpg                                                                                             
      Could not resolve 'ftp.us.debian.org'
    before, but it resolves just fine ..

    what if you put this in your /etc/apt/sources.list:
    Code:
    deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
    deb-src http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
    
    deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib
    
     
  7. vtapas

    vtapas New Member

    By the time I read your reply I had transferred an Installation ISO to the target machine and loop mounted it.After wards gave the path to mounted folder where the installation CD was mounted
    as following
    Code:
    openworld:~# xen-create-image --hostname=vignettes --size=150Gb --swap=4Gb --ip=192.168.100.151 --force --memory=2Gb --arch=amd64 --role=udev --install-method=debootstrap --install-source=/home/openworld/inscd/
    
    General Information
    --------------------
    Hostname       :  vignettes
    Distribution   :  lenny
    Partitions     :  swap            4Gb   (swap)
                      /               150Gb (ext3)
    Image type     :  full
    Memory size    :  2Gb
    Kernel path    :  /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-xen-amd64
    Initrd path    :  /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-xen-amd64
    
    Networking Information
    ----------------------
    IP Address 1   : 192.168.100.151 [MAC: 00:16:3E:0B:3A:9B]
    Netmask        : 255.255.255.0
    Broadcast      : 172.21.100.255
    Gateway        : 192.168.100.147
    
    Removing /dev/virtualization/vignettes-swap - since we're forcing the install
    Removing /dev/virtualization/vignettes-disk - since we're forcing the install
    
    Creating swap on /dev/virtualization/vignettes-swap
    Done
    
    Creating ext3 filesystem on /dev/virtualization/vignettes-disk
    Done
    Installation method: debootstrap
    (Source: /home/openworld/inscd/)
    Done
    
    Running hooks
    Done
    
    Role: udev
    	File: /etc/xen-tools/role.d/udev
    Role script completed.
    
    Creating Xen configuration file
    Done
    Setting up root password
    Enter new UNIX password: 
    Retype new UNIX password: 
    passwd: password updated successfully
    All done
    
    
    So I infer that installation was successful.
    But I have to
    Q1) Do a xend start each time I reboot Dom0 I want to get rid of this.
    Q2) DomU did not booted
    I tried xm console dom name it gave me an error dom does not exist but the process did not stop in between so why is that error coming I am not able to boot DomU .
    I do
    xm start vignettes
    I get error
    Code:
    WARING!  Can't find version 3.2 of xen utils, fallback to default version!
    Error: Domain 'vignettes' does not exist.
    
    There is a corresponding cfg file in /etc/xen so I am not clear with what is the cause of error ?
    How can I get rid of this one?
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2010
  8. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

    You should have a config file with the name of the dom0 in /etc/xen

    f.e. /etc/xen/vignettes
     
  9. vtapas

    vtapas New Member

    Yes there is a config file
    /etc/xen/vignettes.cfg

    It fails to start domU
    Code:
    openworld:/etc/xen# xm start vignettes
    WARING!  Can't find version 3.2 of xen utils, fallback to default version!
    Error: Domain 'vignettes' does not exist.
    
    What should be my next step?
     
  10. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

    Code:
    apt-get install xen-utils-3.2-1
    xm create vignettes.cfg
     
  11. vtapas

    vtapas New Member

    Thanks a lot this worked.
    I am able to boot into the new domU.
     
  12. lom_pichunter

    lom_pichunter New Member

    I don't know if it's of interest
    Code:
    host ftp.us.debian.org
    worked for me very well! There was multiple IPs and I choosed the last one (cause its looked most correctly)

    Code:
    debootstrap lenny /test/ http://[choosen_IP]/debian/
    did it.
     
  13. vtapas

    vtapas New Member

    Well I asked this question in April.Your reply came in September approximately 6 months so this is no more relevant for me.
    Thanks for the insight.
     

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