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so i switched to lenny it auto configures network fine. so with all versions of linux it wont format as ext3 but will format as XFS and reiserFS. i follow ...
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    more installation issues


    so i switched to lenny it auto configures network fine. so with all versions of linux it wont format as ext3 but will format as XFS and reiserFS. i follow up with selecting packages (desktop enviroment & standard system) after it aquires all the files and get to usally between 85-95% complete it pops up that a step on install has failed. any ideas why or how to fix?

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    Can you be more precise about the error message?
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    Installation step failed
    and installation step failed.you can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip it and choose something else. the failing step is: select and install software

    this is the alt left page

    in-target:fetched 763mb in 15m38s (813kb/s)
    in-target: selecting previously deselected package perl-modules.
    in-target: (reading database...
    kernel: [ 1704.314193 dpkg[12405]: segfault at 30 ip 40afc0 pa7fffba1451a8 error 6 in dpkg[400000+61000]
    in-target: 11979 files and directories currently installed.)
    in-target: E: sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg received a segmentation fault.
    in-target: a package failed to install. trying to recover:
    kernal: [1704.868121] dpkg[12411]: segfault at 8 ip 41598b sp 7fffc5831170 error 4 in dpkg[400000+61000]
    in-target: reading package list...
    in-target:
    in-target: building dependency tree...
    kernal: [ 1705.319887] aptitude[11399]: segfault at 20 ip 7f3c9500]
    in-target: tasksel: aptitude failed (127)
    kernel: [ 1715.284156] iso 9660 extensions: microsoft joliet level 3
    kernel: { 1717.085184] iso 9660 extensions: RRip_1991a
    main-menu[1416] WARNING**: Configuring 'pkgsel' failed with error code 1
    main-menu[1416] WARNING**: menu item 'pkgsel' failed

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