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Re: boot problem

On Sat, Jul 12, 2003 at 10:21:01PM +1000, Michael wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to install debian Linux over network, i am using floppies to boot a 50MHz 486 16meg of Ram , i get the 'boot:' prompt without problems, i then hit enter to install default option
> Screen looks like this
> Boot:
> Loading Linux.bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ready.
> Then nothing,  tried typing 'floopy0' or 'ramdisk0' at the boot: prompt but got a kernal not found error, so i just hit enter
> i don't know what to do now : ( after the Ready, i try pressing keys but nothing happens... what am i suppose to do? run a command? but i found that if i press lots of keys it beeps at my as if the keyboard buffer has been filled.
> hehehe... i wonder what it is ready for. . . . 
> can u help please?
> Kind regards Michael

Read through the boot help screens, F1 through F8 or so. Try one of 
the other flavors, probably idepci. Your memory is marginal, you
probably wouldn't be able to use a 2.4 kernel; so more memory
would also be helpful.

Debian GNU/Linux Operating System
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Chris Tillman (a people instance)
   toff one at cox dot net

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