Re: Install from hard disk problems
a) With respect to the directory structure issues, a Rational and
Effective place for a statement that the Respository Directory structure
should be imaged on the hard disk would be in the Readme on the idepci
b) A usefull intent of the idepci install (for those without fast
downloads) is to minimize download time, in particular for drivers, to
drive-1.bin. So why not make driver-1.bin installable from the
harddrive when other components thus loaded cleanly. At a minimum, it
should be stated in an idepci Readme that drive-1.bin will have to be
written to disk.
c) But what is the function of the install.bat supposed to be:
1) Serving in a de novo Debian installation?
2) Booting Debian Linux after installation?
3) Just something to confuse Newbies, expecting that what is provided
should be usefull& easy
Personally, I am Grateful for all the Debian resources freely provided
and have done 10-15ish Debian installs on diverse platforms. But when
installs can be clarified for Newbie's, THEY SHOULD.
I'm not writting this as a Novice. Currently I'm on line under kernel
2.4.0-test12 in the course of debugging use of the Lucent Winmodem:
Module Size Used by
ltmodem 364960 1 (autoclean)
ppp_deflate 39584 1 (autoclean)
bsd_comp 4224 0 (autoclean)
ppp_async 6320 1 (autoclean)
ppp_generic 12928 3 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate bsd_comp
Incidentally, I'm also co-maintainer of the Linmodem Howto:
which is trying to deal with the Extremely Messy situation created for
Linux Newbies by the cheapy WinModems in allmost all the new
After installing Linux, the Newbie's have a terrible time getting on
line under Linux.
> Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Marvin Stodolsky <email@example.com> writes:
> > PROBLEMS:
> > 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.
> > current
> > ----dosutils
> > ----images-1.44-idepci
> > ----idepci
> > This had to be figured out by sheer stubborness, trial and error.
> > This requirement should be EXPLICITELY stated in the readmes.
> Sure. Which READMEs would you expect to find it in, exactly? It is
> mentioned in the install manual, I think.
> > 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.
> By design. When loading drivers from disk, use drivers.tgz.
> > c:) the functionality of install.bat for idepci is totally obscure.
> I don't really see that. It just called loadlin with a buncha
> .....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>