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Re: how to install without d-i

On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, Petr Stehlik wrote:

> Hi,
> I've spent last 26 hours by installing sarge on aranym. I cannot
> overcome the d-i's partitioner. Well, once I managed to partition,
> format and mount the disk on /target manually in the 2nd console but it
> worked only for the first time and since then it doesn't. The installer
> knows I skipped the partitioning and mounting (or it knows these steps
> failed) and doesn't let me continue with the installation of base
> system.

If the installer won't proceed because it thinks it failed, then maybe you 
can make the partition/mount succeed on some other device (without 
changing the existing partitions, if any), then when d-i isn't looking, 
unmount it and mount your real target instead? (I've no experience of 
aranym, so I don't know whether there are any emulated devices that might 
be used for this.)


> Could please someone suggest me an alternate method how to install sarge
> on a harddrive. I got a network driver for aranym here and I need a
> running system to test and debug it.
> Thanks a lot.
> Petr

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