Bug#66030: tries to read past end of driver-3.bin
When installing Debian, the installation of the Driver disks reads past
the end of drivers-3.bin (that probably what tar/gzip allways try)
Normaly that wont be a problem, since a real floppy will have some spam
after the driver-3.bin, but when using the files via loopback or in an
emulator that results in an IO error and you are questioned to try the
An aditional few blocks should be added to the drivers-3.bin, for example by:
dd if=/dev/zero bs=1k count=100 | cat >>driver-3.bin
That resolves the problem and makes Debian installable under VMware.
May the Source be with you.
-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Kernel: Linux mose 2.4.0-test1-ac7 #20 Wed Jun 7 14:53:53 CEST 2000 i686