Debian Install

jeremy at jeremy at
Mon Aug 6 18:06:05 EST 2001

On  6 Aug, Irena and Richard Jenkins wrote:
> 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...
> Richard

Well there's something funny going on there.  The drivers.tgz file is on
the CDROM. When it says install base system, just select CDROM, then
default path, stable distro.

If you just keep pressing enter it should work.  It did the last ten
times I did it.  The only thing I could see going wrong is that the
installed kernel sometimes lacks a few necessary modules that the rescue
disk has, but that step is after your current one.
I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
A bit or byte to read or write,
I/O, I/O, I/O...

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