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Re: NSLU2 installer fails, won't see pen drives

Hi, thanks, it was OK after I used PuTTY as my SSH client,
rather than the OpenSSH client provided with sarge.  It
seems that the latter misinterprets some of the installer's
graphics characters and sends random keystrokes to it which
interferes with selecting things from the menu.  Using a
different SSH client fixed it.  (I wonder if this should be
documented somewhere?)



Joey Hess writes:
> Silas S. Brown wrote:
> > Hi, I'm trying to install Debian etch on a
> > NSLU2 but it won't work.  I uploaded it with
> > upslug2 and got the 3 beeps, then SSH'd in,
> > but the "download installer components" menu
> > fails for an unstated reason, and when I go
> > into a shell I find that there is no /target
> > and no /dev/sda* (in fact there is nothing in
> > /dev that looks anything like a disk), so I
> > assume it is failing to recognise my pen drive.
> No, if it's failing to download installer components, it's not yet at
> the point of loading the kernel modules to detect your drive. Because
> it has failed to download them.
> > What do I do now?
> Figure out why it failed to download the installer components. There
> will be something in the log. Or just try a different mirror.
> -- 
> see shy jo

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