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    Default TW net install "An error has occurred" red box. Can't proceed

    I've been trying all last night, and today, this is probably my 3rd or 4th time running the install just today, probably tried twice last night. It always gets to the first page in setup: Language, Keyboard, License.

    I click next because every second counts now, instead of changing something that I probably won't use (keyboard) and after some time, as the servers are slow today and yesterday, once it loads all the repos, I get thrown back to the blue background screen, and a red box appears with yellow text saying "An error has occurred" with no more information. I'm now trying with a PCI wireless card.

    When I hit enter, it's now in the text mode style for the installation, with "upgrade" and "installation" as options. I go to installation, and it goes through the network setup this time. Then it throws errors about DHCP not working, even though it just loaded all the repos. I'm not skilled enough to decrypt non informative messages, but the DHCP is very odd, it just had a working connection, and after that, it won't do it again.

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    Default Re: TW net install "An error has occurred" red box. Can't proceed

    Quote Originally Posted by timpster View Post
    I've been trying all last night, and today, this is probably my 3rd or 4th time running the install just today, probably tried twice last night. It always gets to the first page in setup: Language, Keyboard, License.

    I click next because every second counts now, instead of changing something that I probably won't use (keyboard) and after some time, as the servers are slow today and yesterday, once it loads all the repos, I get thrown back to the blue background screen, and a red box appears with yellow text saying "An error has occurred" with no more information. I'm now trying with a PCI wireless card.

    When I hit enter, it's now in the text mode style for the installation, with "upgrade" and "installation" as options. I go to installation, and it goes through the network setup this time. Then it throws errors about DHCP not working, even though it just loaded all the repos. I'm not skilled enough to decrypt non informative messages, but the DHCP is very odd, it just had a working connection, and after that, it won't do it again.
    Hi
    When you get the text install lines across the bottom of the screen, press the esc key and it should provide info on what it's doing as well as indicate a valid ip address. It will then proceed to download 1 of 5 install images via the internet. You don't have a flakey internet connection or ethernet cable?

    In the interests of trying to help I dragged out a VIA Artigo 32bit system from the junk box, it's a Via C7 CPU at 1GHz and has 1GB of RAM, attached a 120GB SSD I had spare and started a net install via a USB device. It took a little time to download the install images but is busy installing the GNOME DE now, estimated install time > 2.00 Hrs... lol 3.4GB of stuff to download and install.

    Sure your hard disk is ok?
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    Default Re: TW net install "An error has occurred" red box. Can't proceed

    On Sat 30 Apr 2016 01:46:01 AM CDT, malcolmlewis wrote:

    timpster;2776768 Wrote:
    > I've been trying all last night, and today, this is probably my 3rd or
    > 4th time running the install just today, probably tried twice last
    > night. It always gets to the first page in setup: Language, Keyboard,
    > License.
    >
    > I click next because every second counts now, instead of changing
    > something that I probably won't use (keyboard) and after some time, as
    > the servers are slow today and yesterday, once it loads all the
    > repos, I get thrown back to the blue background screen, and a red box
    > appears with yellow text saying "An error has occurred" with no more
    > information. I'm now trying with a PCI wireless card.
    >
    > When I hit enter, it's now in the text mode style for the
    > installation, with "upgrade" and "installation" as options. I go to
    > installation, and it goes through the network setup this time. Then
    > it throws errors about DHCP not working, even though it just loaded
    > all the repos. I'm not skilled enough to decrypt non informative
    > messages, but the DHCP is very odd, it just had a working connection,
    > and after that, it won't do it again.

    Hi
    When you get the text install lines across the bottom of the screen,
    press the esc key and it should provide info on what it's doing as well
    as indicate a valid ip address. It will then proceed to download 1 of 5
    install images via the internet. You don't have a flakey internet
    connection or ethernet cable?

    In the interests of trying to help I dragged out a VIA Artigo 32bit
    system from the junk box, it's a Via C7 CPU at 1GHz and has 1GB of RAM,
    attached a 120GB SSD I had spare and started a net install via a USB
    device. It took a little time to download the install images but is busy
    installing the GNOME DE now, estimated install time > 2.00 Hrs... lol
    3.4GB of stuff to download and install.

    Sure your hard disk is ok?


    Hi
    So it did manage to install, looks like the VGA device doesn't want to
    work with GNOME, oh well it works from a terminal. So I'm guessing you
    have hardware issues....

    Is this just a system your playing with, or you actually need it to be
    functional?

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    Default Re: TW net install "An error has occurred" red box. Can't proceed

    Well Linux does find a way! I actually burned (two) cd's to boot from a USB. Thought I did it wrong the first time--but that actually ended up being the disk that made it work.

    So, I put openSUSE DVD on a USB and after a few tries, it's now going to town finally! **** it's probably worth it though. It did tell me I had low mem and 1 GB was recommended (and I had one repo selected. Yes it froze!) So I started over and added Libre Office to try changing the software, which didn't crash it !

    I gotta say, this is all just great, yeah it takes work, but I'll do just about anything to install Linux, and I don't give up. Oh, I chose the XFCE env, I'm not a fan of KDE and don't prefer the setup of the new gnome, but they are trying hard to make it like a mac, with "notes" and "stopwatch" etc.

    I appreciate your posts and your effort, although I'm just reading them today. Anyway, I'll update if any issues arrive. And if you want the ISO file that got the USB to boot, just let me know. The reason is, I can't find it anymore, don't know how I got to it, and the regular PLoP install had some odd errors, and I couldn't get it to work at all for me. It's the PLoP "boot manager" I think, not the full PLoP with the fancy interface.

    Edit, just looked at the slide show and saw "13.2" everywhere thinking it was an error. Nope, Unetbootin says the i568 is the last file I opened. Damit! It's good enough for now, I've had about enough anyway.

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