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Bug#57095: marked as done (Still a problem: Bug #55398)



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From: Malte Cornils <malte@cornils.net>
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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.5-2000-01-27

I ran into the "cosmetic" problems reported in this bug; they actually
prevented
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
/home/mcornils/debian.

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)
but in
/target/mnt/home/mcornils/debian//debian/dists/potato/main/disks-i386/current
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
selected
those, it didn't find the kernel. (Well, what was it looking for in the
first place???)

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
base system
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.. !
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To: Malte Cornils <malte@cornils.net>
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Subject: Re: Bug#57095: Still a problem: Bug #55398
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From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
Date: 06 Feb 2000 14:38:48 -0500
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Malte Cornils <malte@cornils.net> writes:

> 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.

this doesn't make sense.  If you wanted to install it from ta floppy,
you should select the 'floppy 0' or floppy 1 options, not install from
disk.

> Changing this to /, I was able to browse the floppy, finally finding
> out that the mounted partitions go into /target.

You're not be prompted for where the stuff *goes* -- you picked the
'disk' option and it wanted to know where you intended to get the
kernel *from*.

Please read the documentation and pay closer attention.

> 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
> /home/mcornils/debian.
> 
> 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?

Yup.

> 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.

Sometimes, not always.

> 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)
> but in
> /target/mnt/home/mcornils/debian//debian/dists/potato/main/disks-i386/current
> a) it should detect the double slashes

double slashes dont' hurt and don't matter.

> b) it shouldn't append all this stuff

Yes it should.  We have one path that works on official CD-ROM, the
ftp archive, the http archives, etc etc.

Just because you want to hand-roll/copy files around while flattening
the dir structure, doesn't mean that would really be a good idea to
do.

> Anyway, I tried automatic listing of available directories, but when
> I selected those, it didn't find the kernel. (Well, what was it
> looking for in the first place???)

rescue.bin

> To sum things up, installation from disk doesn't really work in a
> logical way IMHO ;-)

Follow the instructions.  I've done it and it works fine.

> (BTW, the documentation under /frozen/main... says http install for the
> base system
> isn't possible... is this still the case?)

It is possible, the documentation is out of date.

Closing this bug.

-- 
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>


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