more install problems
I gather I am exceptionally dim or have exceptionally poor hardware.
I am near to giving up on this. I had a working Debian on the
Thinkpad570, then started again in order to get the NIC installed.
Now I can't even complete an install. When Installing the base
system, it appears to complete, then gives
"debboot exited with an error"
so I cannot make a bootable system. In addition, the make a boot
floppy always fails (I did originally succeed, on the first install,
so I know the floppy _was_ working). In fact, trying to make a boot
floppy now actually destroys the floppys in about a fifth of a
second. If I then put them into another machine, I cannot mount them
- gives an error
"Could not mount device.
The reported error was:
mount: I could not determine the filesystem type,
and none was specified"
I've tried this with floppys that do mount in the other machine
immediately prior to trying to write a boot floppy. It zaps them
instantly! Might be an application for this...
Seriously, can anyone shed any light on what to do about either of the