This is mostly meant as a note to myself, in case I need to reinstall Debian Lenny on my VPS. The installer stalls at 1%, when at the screen titled "Selecting and installing packages". To fix this, start by pressing CTRL+ALT+F2. Next, do this:
ps aux | grep aptitude # note down the PID (proccess ID) of aptitude kill $PID # replace $PID with the PID from above chroot /target aptitude install debian-archive-keyring aptitude update exit
The installer will tell you that it failed, but simply select "Select and install packages" from the menu, and you should be on your way.
Written by Jannich Brendle tir 01 marts 2011 In How to