Problems installing Potato over the network
I have installed a number of Debian systems (over the network) at a
client's site using the potato boot floppies (compact floppy set)
In all instances, I had problems entering in proxy information when
dbootstrap is about to download rescue.bin. At this site, their proxy
server is configured to authenticate users using a userid/password combo
(the same as the Windows login).
I tried entering the following Proxy information:
In all cases, I got varying error messages ranging from "connection
refused" to "unable to resolve ...". I was never able to use the Proxy
server at the client's site. Instead, I had to resort to installing
Squid on a RedHat system and then specifying that machine as the Proxy
The installer never actually gave useful error messages and we did try
quite a few permutations of the Proxy URL in hopes of "getting it
What would have been the correct way to enter in the Proxy information ?
I may still have to install some more Linux systems at this client's
site, and of course only plan to install Debian. If woody is released by
then, I will of course use the Woody boot floppies. But otherwise I will
continue to use the Potato boot floppies.
Its quite possible that the proxy server at this place is configured in
a manner that causes problems with the Debian installer.
I haven't tried the Woody boot floppies as yet, but plan to do so on a
test system at the client's site.
ssahmed AT pathcom DOT com