Install from hard disk problems
In the past week I did two laptop installations of Debian 2.2 idepci
1) Using the whole set of 15 floppies for all was smooth. THANKS
2) The 2nd laptop already had a WinSwish partition, so the "from the
Hard Disk option was planned for after downloaded consitituent files.
a: )No where in the readmes is it stated that the structure of the
harddisk source area must mirror that of the Debian repository, i.e.
This had to be figured out by sheer stubborness, trial and error.
This requirement should be EXPLICITELY stated in the readmes.
Even with this figured out:
b:) the install script couldn't recognize the driver-1.bin on the
harddisk, until the image was written to a floppy and thereby accessed.
c:) the functionality of install.bat for idepci is totally obscure.