Bug#64976: marked as done (help - stuck in sloppy installation)
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From: JJJ <email@example.com>
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Subject: help - stuck in sloppy installation
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memory: 8 Meg RAM
network card: ne2000 compatible
When I am installing Debian on my 486 using floppies I got stuck in
the "Install Operating System Kernel and Modules" step of the Rescue
Floppy. I have passed the partitioning of the primary Linux and swap.
But the "Install Operating System Kernel and Modules" step (after the
"Initialize a Linux partition" step) asked for the Rescue Floppy to be
placed in /dev/fd0. I never take the floppy out since cold boot so
I select /dev/fd0, select "Continue", but I have the following message
"Mount failed - This is not the Rescue Floppy. Please place the rescue
floppy in the first drive and try again"
I cant seemed to pass this step, I tried "safe" image of the rescue disk
to no avail. I am stuck! Please help
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Subject: Re: Bug#64976: help - stuck in sloppy installation
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Karl M. Hegbloom)
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Ok. Good. Closing the bug then.
>>>>> "JJJ" == JJJ <email@example.com> writes:
JJJ> Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
>> >>>>> "JJJ" == JJJ <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
JJJ> "Mount failed - This is not the Rescue Floppy. Please place the rescue
JJJ> floppy in the first drive and try again"
JJJ> I cant seemed to pass this step, I tried "safe" image of the rescue disk
JJJ> to no avail. I am stuck! Please help
>> Are you sure it's the "rescue" floppy that's in the drive, and not
>> the "root" floppy?
JJJ> Thanks for the E-Mail. I have solved the problem. Would you believe that
JJJ> the BIOS setting was such that my 1.4 Meg floppy drive was read as 1.2
JJJ> It did not complain when LILO kicks in, but when it look to install the
JJJ> the wrong setting took its toll.
JJJ> I look carefully at the BIOS set-up and finally changed it. I am now
JJJ> running Debian
JJJ> quite happily (All I need now is more disk space :) )
JJJ> Thanks again.