[App_rpt-users] DIAL dissapointment

W2IBC w2ibc435 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 23:51:17 EST 2015


it don't even get to the install from network part. it hangs at the format drive part.. I use a HP server (2x 73GB SCSI drives) IF it was more like the debian installer where I can manually pick my settings it would install fine. but this full auto no user input install won't work.

On Mon, 7 Dec 2015 22:33:27 -0600
Loren Tedford <lorentedford at gmail.com> wrote:

> Interesting I have never had this happen with any of my installations so
> far 6 machines fully running and functional..
> First off was their internet connected to the machine? Dial is a network
> installation setup I wish they had a full setup version that didn't require
> internet but so far havent seen one..
> 
> Another issue i ran into is the username and password this is common one
> 
> username: root
> password: debian
> 
> 
> The way i read this it almost sounds like it was unable to download the
> packages from the internet I just did an install test with no internet
> connection and i got a similar result might double check your internet
> settings and try again.. Typically I generally swap hard drives when i do
> an install like this.. This allows me to have about 5 minutes of down time
> instead of 5 hrs or more..
> 
> 
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> On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 10:22 PM, W2IBC <w2ibc435 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I am very disappointed with DIAL. quite frank won't install, get a red
> > screen "no root filesystem" error when it attempts install. no way at all
> > to get into a manual set up it appears. AND on the same CD I can install
> > debian jessie vanilla no problem, why? I can chose the settings.
> >
> > I use a HP server with dual 3.0ghz processors and 5GB ram.
> >
> > I guess since I have a sever instead of some raspi im just boned eh? if I
> > seem mad its cause I am, I was not happy in wasting 5 hours today plus fuel
> > costs to the repeater site fighting this.
> >
> > No offense, but making it 100% automatic creates problems and is a
> > horrible idea IMO
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