I am trying to get the SARGE release loaded on a machine with a new, wiped
disk and having problems.
The SARGE implementation is the ISO image set of 9 cds. With no DOS
directory or OS loaded I am using the text based installer.
Machine is an old Dell Optiplex GXa Pentium2 266 and has a disk running RH
8.0 that I have to pull out to try and load Debian. (Only one drive slot.)
1. Standard US entries for Language and Keyboard.
2. Load installer modules
3. 3 partitions on the disk: /boot (from 1 to ~100 MB of type
Linux), swap (from ~100 - ~1.5GB of type Linux Swap), and / (rest of disk of
4. I added file systems to the /boot and / partitions of type ext2.
5. I as for an install of basic system and get the following
P:0 100 Downloading Release file
I: Retrieving file:///cdrom/dists/Sarge/Release
Base installer's postinst exited with status 35584
Installer: Lowering debconfpriority limit
Can you help me with this?
Thanks in advance,
PS: I am a software engineer and have administrated large networks of HP-UX
and Sparc stations before, so I can deal with a fairly high level of
technical information. (thanks again)