Joe Wise wrote:
It looks to me like there's something wrong with your CD-Drive (perhaps your
CD is burned instead of pressed and your drive doesn't read burned CDs?).
got my CD this afternoon. My CD shows up in the CMOS, but I cannot get
it to boot. So, I made the floppies and booted using them. Now I am installing
the kernal. Still no CD. What do I need on the floppies to pull this off?
I have been looking all over the Debian web page for what files I need.
I downloaded the drivers file, and went through the tgz thing with windows.
I just need to know what files it is looking for when it says: "insert
>From where did you get the CD? Which CD is it? How old is your computer and
CD-ROM drive? Do you have a different bootable CD-ROM such as WinME, and
does it boot properly? Assuming your machine is an IntelX86 flavored box,
you can find some good instructions at:
Particularly section 5.4.3 may be relevant to your question about which driver
disk, probably in most cases you'd want these four diskettes (which you'll
have to convert from images to floppies using rawrite2 or some other method
as per section 5.5.4:
If you're trying to use the larger all-in-one file such as:
you'll need to put this file some place where the Debian installer can find
it, such as on a CD-ROM drive or a zippie or Jaz or a FAT/VFAT partition
on a local hard drive, etc. Don't unzip/untar it first; the installer will
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