INSTALLATION TROUBLE AGAIN
I already solve the first problem but still have one. I managed to run the
loadlin archive and run the linux kernel, it began detecting all my computer
devices, well at least that was what I think it was doing.
BUT, during this checkout, it stopped on a line that goes like this "RAMDISK
compressed image found at block 0". and inmeditally before it checked my
As i already told you I have partitioned my hardisk with "fdisk" so I could
run Windows and Linux at the same time, right now I'am on Windows. I dont
know if the way I partitioned my disk was correct, and could be causing some
trouble like the ones I already explained to you.
Could you help on this one, your las sugestion was just right, so I thought
you could help on this one, and as you told I am posting this on the users
Thank you very much,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mircea Luca" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Gerardo" <email@example.com>
Cc: "debian user" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2001 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: INSTALLATION TROUBLE
> CC'd to debian-user for other ideas
> > Gerardo wrote:
> <SNIP personal message>
> > I´m a new user to Debian. I have been traing to install several times
> > "vanilla" flavor of debian in to my cumputer.
> It's not mine,I'm just another user .:-)
> > I partitioned my harddisk with MS-DOS "fdisk" command, and no I got one
> > primary partition of about 1.5GB and another partition of about 1.5GB
> > it seems to me that I wrote the second one as extended.
> No need to create the second partition with DOS's fdisk.You have to
> delete it
> anyway to create the LInux and Linux swap partitions-unless you want
> them logical
> > The problem is I havent been able to install Debian in one of those
> > partitions, I am running Windows on one partition and want to stick with
> > at the same time.
> > When I boot my computer with (F8) in to MS-DOS, I call my drive
> > D:\Debian\vanilla\install.exe, so the installation stops and asks me the
> > direction of my kernel image.
> > I have already downloaded the files as follows:
> > D:\Debian\vanilla\base2_2.tgz
> > D:\Debian\vanilla\drivers.tgz
> > D:\Debian\vanilla\install.exe
> > D:\Debian\vanilla\linux.txt (i think this is the file not found)
> > D:\Debian\vanilla\dosutils\loadlin
> > D:\Debian\vanilla\images-1.44\driver-1.bin
> > D:\Debian\vanilla\images-1.44\rescue.bin
> > D:\Debian\vanilla\images-1.44\root.bin
> You're missing the file linux which is the kernel.Also the install is
> install.bat .This is a batch file,which you should open with an editor
> edit in a DOS cosole(MSDOS prompt) and give the full path to the kernel
> e.g. loadlin c:\debian\vanilla\linux ........
> > My machine is AMD-586, 54MB RAM, 3GB (actually partitioned). I would
> > like to install Debian and get to work this system so if you could give
> > sugestion, it will be a lot of help. I dont like to be stick with
> > any more.
> I suggest you read this:
> It's pretty straight forward.
> This is what I've read when I started with Linux-Debian was my first
> Linux install.
> > By the way if you have any documentation on programming (basic
> > on LINUX, I would really apreciate it.
> Sorry. I'm more of a hardware type.I would suggest a search or some
> Try http://www.google.com/linux
> > *Note: I downloaded the files without going in to any folder of any
> > flavor, I asumed that the first files to appear were "vanilla".
> > Thanks,
> P.S. Please post to the list,they're a lot of helpfull people on the
> list who
> may have had the exact same problem as you did and are more cluefull in
> problems regardsing install/config of certain packages a.s.o. Direct
> mail is
> not recommended unless specifically required.