Its been about 45 minutes. Still going. I installed on an identical system exactly (hardware and software) but in a different datacenter and it installed in less than 5 minutes. I don’t mind waiting of course…just figured this is way past the point of it ever finishing.
That is a while … perhaps there was a custom image laid down by your provider. Perhaps exit the process and check what has installed up to this point. I can’t remember if the installer leaves a log file, if it does check that out to see what the installer is having a problem with. If there is a log file it will be in the same directory as the installer script
Your provider when they commisioned the vps, assuming it is a vps, may have added/removed packages from the default which may cause an issue. My provider adds tmux to their install which in fact saves me a job.I would find out where it has failed first. The installer uses apt to install the packages required and apt may have failed and is in a loop
It finished…took about an hour. No log file in folder
It’s a fresh install of Debian 12. It’s my machine…datacenter is just providing internet. Worked faster in WA location, the NY was the one that took so long. Identical hardware and software at both location. I tried installing twice @ NY, both times from fresh OS install. Same thing happened both attempts but I didn’t wait for the first one to finish…only gave it 15m or so.
The installation time depends on the packages that are fetched from the Internet. You could have a high-performance machine for nothing if you have a low download speed. If it finished successfully then you can look in the log file located in the directory where you ran the installation file. Even if at first glance it seems to be running well, you should definitely check what happened during the installation.