RE: Driver disk series
>I can't explain what is going on, but perhaps I can offer an
>alternative. I have done about 4-5 installs of Debian
>"potato" for the Alpha using ftp. I have a quite nice Cable
>Modem connection, and everything goes quite smoothly. If I
>recall correctly, just before you get to this point you have
>a question about how you want to install the "base system",
>which includes the drivers. One of the options is to
>install this via ftp, and that is what I used. If you
>choose this option, then it will immediately jump to
>configuring your network and selects the closest mirror then
>starts the d/l. This only works, I assume, if your ethernet
>card is already detected as mine was. Using this method, I
>did NOT have to d/l and use the "driver" disks and the
>appropriate file(s) was selected for me. It looks like this
>would be a viable alternative, even over a slow link for
>installing the "base" system plus driver modules. After
>this is done, you will re-boot and continue the installation
>and you again have a selection point on the method to
>install the rest of the packages. Just a thought....the ftp
>method is really nice if you have a good link. Much faster
>than d/l and burning an iso file on a CDROM!
I know of this method, and it will probably be the one I
end up using if I can't fix the driver disk.
I have tried this in the past, but with less than perfect
results. I keep loosing the ftp connection. I've also
tried it by transfering over http, but with the same result.
I think these problems are related to my router...
Maybe I'll have another go at it if the disks don't
Thanks for the hint.