ubuntu on beaglebone using netinstall : asking for archive mirror

Hi,

I’m trying to install ubuntu onto my beagle bone and 'm using the netinstall method.

when I boot my machine and after configuring eth0 and hostname, it asks for ubuntu archive mirror.
In that case, what should be the hostname and also the directory that I should point it to.

Is there a way I can overcome this ?

This is where I’m stuck :

India
eth0: Ethernet
Hostname
Proxy (Blank)
Archive error ( what should I do ? )

PLease advice.

Thank you.
Aravind.

the netinstall should auto fill in:

http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports

as this is the only mirror that contains ubuntu armel/armhf packages..

What is the exact wording of the error?

What "distro" did you choose from the command line..

In serial mode, there's not an easy way to debug..

Can you, after the error:

"go-back" or exit to the menu.. (i forget what it says on the bottom left)
select the "bash"/"shell" option
mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 (fat partition)
cp /var/log/syslog to the fat partition on the mmc card
exit..

then pastebin the /var/log/syslog

Regards,

Dear Rob

This is what I had done :

I had plugged in the SD card and then booted the board.

Set the following:

Language : english
Country : India
Eth0 ( tries atuo thru DHCP first, fails )
( then manually done )
set host name
set domain name
I set it to "no proxy reqd
.... at this stage goes about getting load from archive.
...fails : it sites any of the these reasons : ( incorrect mirror, or mirror
not reachable -> n/w problem, or mirror is broken, or mirror does not
support correct ubuntu version )

<snip>

ks :06:43 choose-mirror[1854]: INFO: mirror does not have any suite
symlin--More--
.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/oneiric/Release -O - | grep -E
'^(Suite|Codename):'buntu--More--
cified release (oneiric)irror[1854]: WARNING **: mirror does not support the
ks :10:20 choose-mirror[1854]: INFO: mirror does not have any suite
symlin--More--
.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/oneiric/Release -O - | grep -E
'^(Suite|Codename):'buntu--More--
cified release (oneiric)irror[1854]: WARNING **: mirror does not support the
spe--More--
Jan 1 00:11:08 kernel: [ 671.270280] icmpv6_send: no reply to icmp error
.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/oneiric/Release -tO - | grep -E
'^(Suite|Codename):'buntu--More--
.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/oneiric/Release -O - | grep -E
'^(Suite|Codename):'buntu--More--
cified release (oneiric)irror[1854]: WARNING **: mirror does not support the
spe--More--
Jan 1 00:15:19 kernel: [ 922.900273] icmpv6_send: no reply to icmp error
com' :15:21 main-menu[575]: (process:1847): wget: bad address
'ports.ubuntu.--More--
com' :15:21 main-menu[575]: (process:1847): wget: bad address
'ports.ubuntu.--More--

this looks like a network connection problem, on your end.. On my
BeagleBone, i'm getting, and the install is working fine..

Jan 1 00:00:54 main-menu[586]: INFO: Menu item 'choose-mirror' selected
Jan 1 00:00:54 anna-install: Queueing udeb apt-mirror-setup for later
installation
Jan 1 00:00:56 choose-mirror[1748]: DEBUG: command: wget -q
http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/oneiric/Release -O - | grep
-E '^(Suite|Codename):'
Jan 1 00:00:57 choose-mirror[1748]: INFO: suite/codename set to:
oneiric/oneiric
Jan 1 00:00:57 choose-mirror[1748]: DEBUG: command: wget -q
http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/oneiric/main/binary-armel/Release
-O - | grep ^Architecture:
Jan 1 00:00:57 anna-install: Queueing udeb oneiric-support for later
installation

full log: http://pastebin.com/1uSexNuq

I did not want to dump the whole file.

Please advice about what you see.

Also, I'm planning to connect a DLP Pico projector to beaglebone R4, do you
would work ?

I'd retest with this image. http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#Oneiric_11.10

Then try "sudo apt-get update" as it'll attempt to download from the
same exact mirror that allows the netinstall to work..

Regards,