Re: Debian DVD autostart from boot DOS prompt
Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> Daniel L. McGrew wrote:
> > Once I boot up with a floppy and get to a DOS prompt, what file or
> > command do I use from the command prompt to get the Debian DVD
> > (number one) to start installing on this computer???
> <SNIP DVD contents>
> > Most sincerely,
> > Dan
> > "For GOD so LOVED the world that he gave his only begotten son,
> > whosoever should believe in him should not perish but have
> > - John 3:16 GOD's Holy BIBLE
> You should just boot the DVD directly. I don't think you can start
> install from a DOS prompt.
Dan ...Hello :-)
I could be wrong, about this, and you're doing fine so far in taking
other list members' suggestions ...but also;
First - Please try to _not_ use HTML formatted text in your emails to
the list --> (debian-user(at)lists.debian.org) is the list name. Select
*Plain Text* as the preference to Reply within whatever Outlook
Express's GUI is. I've never used OE, so I can't say how - plus each
version is likely somewhat different. Also, if possible, set OE to wrap
at 72 lines, perhaps 80 tops, but I think 72 might work better :-)
Secondly - Please try to keep the "Subject" the *same*, or if necessary
only modify it by appending the text at the end of the line...e.g;
Orig subject--> "Re: Debian DVD autostart from boot DOS prompt"
Modified subject--> CCing how to - was "Re: Debian DVD autostart from
boot DOS prompt"
Others can better explain that one to you though :)
How old is that Dell Optiplex ? Most PCs built circa 1995 and later
*can* and *do* Boot from CDROM.
Try using the Fn keys, during Bootup, to enter a "selective startup
mode"...Try F12 (works on a Dell Dimension) - and F2 enables (or some
other keypress like the [Del] key) one to enter into BIOS "Setup" -
from within the BIOS, you can alter the Boot Device Order...make it
look like this;
Most everybody's BIOS setup is slightly different (varying Mobo manu,
and BIOS vendors), so it's hard to say exactly where and which BIOS
screens/heading/pages this "IDE Configuration" is located under.
Just trying to help...
Good job cutting down the sig...and GOD Bless :-)
p.s. It's natural for the western world to Read from Top --> Bottom,
not the reverse - so 'Top Posting' is usually frowned upon since it
makes reading a post/thread very awkward at best.
p.s.s. I left your sig in this reply (this one time only), because I
like it and agree wholeheartedly (also with the huge sig you had
before, ...but this *is* a Debian OS list (not another *type* of list),
but some latitude is given nonetheless when it comes to OT stuff
(Off-Topic)), but I always "trim" (remove) anyone/everyone's sig, when
replying, as do most list posters/responders.
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