Bug#57095: Still a problem: Bug #55398
I ran into the "cosmetic" problems reported in this bug; they actually
me from installing the system.
I booted via floppies (rescue.bin/root.bin) and mounted an empty
partition as root, and my SuSE Linux partition as additional parititon.
When I came to "Installing Kernel", I was prompted for a path.
the default path was "/debian", which did not exist on the boot floppy.
Thus, the selector did not work at all.
Changing this to /, I was able to browse the floppy, finally finding
out that the mounted partitions go into /target.
Now, before I started the installation I copied modules.tgz, base2_2.tgz
and resuce.bin and root.bin into /home/mcornils/debian directory
on my SuSE parition, so as archive path I selected
Then, I was prompted for "disks-1.44/rescue.bin".
This is strange... I mean, I can only install while keeping
the same directory names as on the ftp server/CD-Rom?
IMHO it would be more logical to ask for the rescue.bin file,
and then try ../modules.tgz as the location for the other files,
and maybe also ./modules.tgz.
Anyway, I created those directories manually. Then, switching to
console 3, I found out that it was looking not in the directory
for disks-1.44/rescue.bin I gave (that would be
/target/mnt/home/mcornils/debian, looking for disks-1.44/rescue.bin)
a) it should detect the double slashes
b) it shouldn't append all this stuff
Anyway, I tried automatic listing of available directories, but when I
those, it didn't find the kernel. (Well, what was it looking for in the
To sum things up, installation from disk doesn't really work in a
logical way IMHO ;-)
Still, keep up the great work on the install floppies!
(BTW, the documentation under /frozen/main... says http install for the
isn't possible... is this still the case?)
CU, Yours Malte #8-)
PS: I'd be glad to help with further testing. Just mail me.. !