Debian Install

Irena and Richard Jenkins rjenkins at
Mon Aug 6 17:40:15 EST 2001

Come on all you Debian freaks ...

after a couple of disappointments installing (?) Linux on my SCSI 
disk I have been recommended Debian 'potato'.  I got the cdrom from 
the Advanced Linux Handbook and got an install started.  Trouble is 
that the installer then asks for a driver disk ... which is not on 
the cdrom!!

I went to the Debian site ... and turned up Chapter 5 ... Methods for 
Installing Debian.  It seems I can download a set of drivers and 
install them onto a floppy.  Is this what my install is calling for??

My hardware issue is a SCSI hard disk with an adaptec 1505AE host 
adapter.  I have managed to get this combination working under drdos 
... but linux is still proving a challenge.

I'm tempted to download a file from the 'Driver floppies archive' ... 
identified as drivers.tgz.  Is this the file I need to mount on my 
floppy??   Please assist if you can...


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