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    Installing using debootstrap from local repository

    Am trying to install Ubuntu 7.04 on a existing linux machine which is running on PowerPC.

    I followed the instructions at

    When I give the internet location as mentioned, debootstrap works well and the installation is complete.

    But when I have copied the contents of a CD which I downloaded from here - ( Alternate CD Image) to a local disk ( /mnt/cdrom) and gave that path to debootstrap, it gave me an error saying

    (/usr/sbin/debootstrap --arch powerpc feisty /mnt/ubuntu file:/mnt/cdrom/)

    E: Couldn't download dists/feisty/main/binary_powerpc/Packages.

    If I check the folder //mnt/ubuntu/var/lib/apt/lists, I find a file debootstrap.invalid_dists_feisty_Release.

    Is this something to do with the validity of the CD contents?? ( When I wrote the CD ( in windows), all the folder and filenames were in upper case. When I copied to the linux machine, I wrote a script to change them to lower case)

    Can someone tell me if am missing something?

    Any help is duly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by dipaktc; September 2nd, 2008 at 10:53 AM. Reason: Additional Information


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