installs over top of distros
Here's another one.. This makes 3.
Bolan Meek wrote:
> Joey Hess wrote:
> > A while back you reported:
> > > 'Enter' results in the password
> > > confirmation screen, and, even after carefully retyping the password
> > > entered, allegedly, on the previous screen, 'Enter' or 'OK' merely
> > > results in a repeat of the password request screen.
> > Was this possibly happening on a system you installed over top of some
> > other linux distribution, or over top of an older version of debian?
> > I've had similar reports from people who did that, and forgot to format
> > their root partition, so were basically installing over top of an
> > existing distro, and this broke it.
> This was exactly the case: I was installing Debian 2.2. over Redhat
> Still it seems weird that the installation would not overwrite the
> files on /target . I don't remember what I did to work around the
> problem: maybe I just deleted the legacy /etc/passwd,shadow files...?
> Eventually I found that there was a parity error in the on-board RAM
> of the main board, and installed Debian 2.2 on a sparc instead.
> > see shy jo
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