uname -a: Unavailable at this time.
Method: Floppy boot to network install.
Machine: Compaq Prolinea, Compaq Deskpro, Packard Bell 5200
Processor: Pentium 60, 133, 166
Root Device: <IDE>
Root Size/partition table: <Feel free to paste the full partition
table, with notes on which partitions are mounted where.>
Output of lspci:
Base System Installation Checklist:
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
Detect CD: [E]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [E]
Partition hard drives: [E]
Create file systems: [ ]
Mount partitions: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Reboot: [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Tried to use floppy install on older Pentium-based systems (CD boot not supported). Would get to the point of partitioning the disks, but no disks were identified. Tried doing floppy to IDE CD, CD not detected … continued using NIC and ended at partitioning again. Tried doing floppy to USB CD, CD not detected … continued using NIC and ended at partitioning again. Reluctant to purchase USB Key and/or setup PXE boot environment at this time, though PXE boot is the ultimate goal.
CD install on a system supporting bootable CDs was fast and easy.