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Re: Debian on WinUAE without CDROM

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 20:40, Sebastian Bruchhaus <S.Bruchhaus@gmx.net> wrote:
> thanks a lot for your suggestion, but I couldn't find debootstrap on the
> ramdisk. Maybe I was just acting stupid, but we probably can just skip
> that step anyway:

You have to run debootstrap on another Debian system to create a root
file system.

> Debian 'Sarge' has a ramdisk in /install/hd-media/initrd22.gz that does
> not need a CD-ROM. Nevertheless some modules are missing, so I had to
> add them manually to initrd. Now Sarge searches for an install image ISO
> on HD. I don't understand why it can't be found, though.
> I hope the details of my slow progress aren't going on your nerves.
> Looks like we're finally getting somewhere.
> Regards, Sebastian
> Am Sonntag, den 13.09.2009, 09:38 +0200 schrieb Geert Uytterhoeven:
>> On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 23:12, Sebastian Bruchhaus<S.Bruchhaus@gmx.net> wrote:
>> > WinUAE has made a good progress. MMU works perfectly now, and Toni even
>> > added a virtual network adapter (A2056). The problem is that WinUAE has
>> > no CDROM support (except the useless CDTV, CD32). Do you know a way to
>> > install Debian (e.g. Sarge) without CDROM? I tried the netinstall CD,
>> > but it demands CDROM access, too.
>> >
>> > I'm a bit lost.
>> You can use debootstrap, cfr.
>> http://www.telegraphics.com.au/~fthain/howto-debootstrap-etch-m68k.txt
>> But I'm sure there must be some other way?



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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