Bug#590568: hd-media boot.img.gz's installer cannot find squeeze RC2 iso file
I had a similar experience.
I followed instructions from chapter 4.3.2. Manually copying files to the USB
stick of the documentation:
I used zcat to copy this boot.img.gz onto my usb stick:
then I added the amd64 squeeze iso file I got from:
Then I went through the installation process until the scan for iso step, where
the installer failed to find the iso.
I cringed and flailed my arms for there was no option to manually enter the
location of the iso file, I know where it is and don't want to go through the
hassle of having the installer deep search my 8TB of disk space.
I launched a terminal, confirmed that the iso file was sitting in /hd-media and
cancelled the installation.
Then upon further inspection, I found out I've been using the wrong boot.img.gz
all along, I only thought I had the one linked above but in fact I was using
the i386 one. I had several web pages open and click one thinking i was in
I started over and it worked.
I fixed my own stupidity but still automated scan is nice but imho it could be
useful to offer an option to manually enter the path to the iso.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.37-0.slh.12-aptosid-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash