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Boot disks on Ruffian

Hi !


I can boot MILO from floppy using the Redhat 6.1 image, but definitely not using the
Debian image:  2.2.8-2000-03-08

This MILO refuses to read the Debian rescue floppy:
 ls fd0 at the MILO prompt returns:   %/ .............. %///

After copying the contents of the rescue floppy to a DOS formatted floppy MILO starts to
load the kernel but stops while unzipping the file.
Perhaps the problem are the filenames on the rescue floppy which have more than 8
characters ???
MILO can read from an ext2 filesystem (Version ??) created by a slink computer  but not
from an ext2 filesystem created by an up to date potato. Using the slink ext2 filesystem
MILO stops at the same point while unzipping the kernel.


1)  Can it be true that I have to use a REDHAT boot floppy to load MILO, and to change the
     filesystem on the boot floppies in order to install DEBIAN  ?????

2) Has anyone experiences in installing Debian potato on a Ruffian ? 


Daniel Faller
Fakultaet fuer Physik
Abt. Honerkamp
Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg

Tel.: 0761-203-5875
Fax.: 0761-203-5967 
e-mail: Daniel.Faller@physik.uni-freiburg.de
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