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Re: Help with floppy-less laptop

On Thu, Sep 27, 2001 at 04:48:25PM -0400, Paul Thurrott wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'm trying to install Debian 2.2R3 on a Dell Latitude L400, which can
> only have one removable storage device attached at any one time. That
> is, it cannot have a CD-ROM and floppy attached simultaneously. I
> downloaded the three CD ISOs, and the system boots fine with them (I've
> tried one and two). However, when I get to the section titled "Install
> Operating System Kernel and Modules", I select "cdrom" as the install
> medium, insert the first CD as requested, and get the following error:
> Mount Failed.
> Unable to mount the Rescue Floppy. You may have inserted the wrong
> floppy. Please try again. <Continue>
> And that's it. Wont' install. I don't have a floppy, let alone a rescue
> floppy. My understanding is that Debian will install "floppy-less"
> (Based on your documentation) but I don't see anything about this or a
> workaround. How do you really make this work? It's driving me crazy.
> Note that I've read and re-read your installation help, and have
> searched the newsgroups and Google for help.
> Thanks
> Paul
> Paul Thurrott
> News Editor
> Windows 2000 Magazine

Wooow, someone of Windows 2000 Magazine installing Debian ?!?? Nice  hehehe.

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