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Re: Sarge-i386-businesscard.iso

Andreas Rottmann wrote:

Hank <compdata@portsys.net> writes:


I was trying out the Sarge-i386-businesscard.iso (40MB iso image).


What's the gluck stand for? Good Luck?

I burned the iso image and booted into the install process with this
CD, but did
not succeed installing anything.

A text console showed up with with about 5 steps for which I chose the
I only got so far as installing modules from the CD. About 35 modules
showed up.
After a prompt I entered the module number and it showed
up as being selected in the list.

But then I was baffled about what to do next. The last option offered
(#5) to go to a shell
which I took and was told that I could use the nano editor and a few
shell commands.

I think the editor will probably be nano-tiny.
I thought the same. But that doesn't work either

However, once in the shell I noticed nano didn't work. It was not in
any of the paths.

I am guessing the installation left out the step of setting up
partitions on the hard drve.
And what's this about udeb? Some new package utility?

I read through the install documents and found nothing anywhere near
describing how to use this CD.

You obviously have grabbed a CD with the new installer
(debian-install, d-i for short). It's not yet in a state for general
consumption. If you want to install sarge, it'd be best to grab a
woody (netinst) CD and dist-upgrade to sarge (or unstable).

Regards, Andy
I think the Boot Image is Broken. The link for the business card came off Debian's website. Maybe I should file a bug against the website? They were suggesting using the businesscard.iso instead of downloading a complete iso off the web to save bandwidth.

Kind of misses the point. If you can't use the iso and have to reload another iso, it's just a waste of bandwidth anyway.

Thanks for the suggestion on using Woody. I used it and did an upgrade with it.

It appears that there are too many problems with the d-i procedure: i.e. mounting and formatting partitions, Screens scrolling off the screen to see all the modules, the nano editor not working, etc.

I believe it would have worked fine had I had there been a mounted partition. From the looks of messages, it appeared that the first deb that was going to be "udebbed" only got to 1% because it had no mounted root file system to write to: i.e. a mounted partition on the hard drive..


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