unexpected login prompt during installation
am installing from the debian dvd 3.0r0
onto a brand new (empty) machine
amd k7, 256mb, 60gb disk.
have set up partitions, etc. and got
to the first reboot stage.
after this reboot i expected installation
to continue. however i get login:
unfortunately i have not yet been asked for
root password, or user name/password details
tried booting the rescue system
with root=/dev/hd2 init=/bin/sh
this got me a # prompt
i then type 'passwd'
enter my root password twice, and got
'Authentication token maniputulation error' !
adduser david did not work either at this stage,
as couldn't exec either 'groupadd' or 'groupdel' !
any ideas ?