Re: Network install on a lan
Thanks Lennart and Fielder,
I have succed downloading the installer components
setting my own web server exporting
But now the installation can't go on because it
doesn't find the partitions, when I do detect hardware
it says that it was unable to load some modules and
amont those there are "ide", "ide-detect", "ide-core",
"ide-disk", "ide-generic" and "ide-mod", why is not
loading those modules?
Should I pass some boot parameters to load them?
Thanks again for your help
--- Fielder George Dowding
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> I use the web server technique. With Debian, I
> always install apache(x)
> and dwww (and friends). This gives me a web
> interface to the man pages
> and doc subdirectory. For this (off topic) I do have
> to permit outside
> entry to dwww, but my LAN's are always protected
> from the Internet by a
> Debian/GNU Linux box acting as a firewall/router.
> For Tur's situation,
> this would not be a problem because the problem is
> _no_ connection to
> the Internet.
> So, I have my box (laptop, workstation, server)
> setup with apache(x) and
> my local Debian mirror thus:
> /var/www/<pointer to mirror mount point>
> I set the IPA's by hand to eliminate the need for
> setting up a local DNS
> server for just a few (average three) local
> machines. Then, when I make
> a new install, I can put in the local IPA:
> which gets me to my local mirror.
> In addition to being able to do a network install
> either without an
> Internet connection or on a dial-up connection, the
> additional benefit
> is speed. I have an external USB hard drive setup as
> my portable, local
> mirror. So, even in the case where the box is
> connected to the Internet
> via cable or DSL, I use it to do updates and get
> additional software
> because it is so much faster.
> Cheerio! fgd.
> Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 06:04:40PM -0000, Tur
> Herrero, Joaquin wrote:
> >>I am installing debian sarge amd64's port doing a
> network install, I
> >>have managed to get to the debian-installer using
> PXE-boot, but I don't
> >>know how to proceed on the installation when I am
> asked to choose a
> >>mirror of the Debian archive.
> >>The machine that I am installing has no access to
> the outside network
> >>(not even through a proxy) and I just have the 2
> ISOs on the tftp
> >>server, how can debian-installer get those isos?
> Should I set up the
> >>server to be a Debian archive mirror?
> >>Any help will be welcome!
> > Loopback mount the first iso and export it through
> NFS and install from
> > NFS. Or export it from http using a web server.
> > You could mount each iso and just tell the
> apt-setup later to have two
> > sources, one for each mounted iso.
> > Len Sorensen
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