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Re: Some feedback on installation attempts...



On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 12:41:27AM +0200, Hugo van der Merwe wrote:
> He's coming from RedHat... was very disappointed to hear of this driver
> disk issue... (he claims you can do anything with RH installer, with
> just 2 disks... yea, right...) So I pointed him to the idepci "flavour",

hahahahaha

sorry

> After the install asked him whether he wants woody or sid, it "died"
> trying to mount proc. (brings him back to the sid/woody screen) So he

it wasn't /proc but /target/proc and this is fixed in 3.0.7

> Next, he says it tried to run ldconfig, which didn't exist. So he simply
> commented that out too.

yeah im sure that will help </sarcasm>

> From what I understood, he got debootstrap running and downloading
> packages. At some point it ran (I quote) "ar -p | zcat | tar -xv some
> file", then it was "segfaulting and dying"...

because he destroyed debootstrap. 

> After heated conversation and pointless ramblings, the "compact" flavour
> (potato) worked for him. (Followed by him again saying Debian should
> just copy RH's installer... hrmph.)

send him back to redhat, we don't need trolls like that wasting our time.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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