Install Debian 'Manually'?
since I got no answer to my question 'Install from CD: Kernel does not
boot' I'm now wanting to install Debian manually with the help of Knoppix.
What I've already done:
1. Created an ext2 filesystem on /dev/sda1 and a swap on /dev/sda2
2. Compiled a Kernel
3. Installed the Kernel - it boot up fine but says 'no init found'
I now need to install a minimal system I think. What would be a good way
to do that? I have Internet connection available but the paths are not
correct, since the root '/' is mounted on '/mnt/sda1' because I'm still
booting from the knoppix cd.
Old Message (16.2.2005, Subject: Install from CD: Kernel does not boot):
I'm trying to install Debian Linux from a Debian CD (3.0r4 Non-US) and I
get the menu but when I just hit Enter to start the installation I get
the following messages:
boot: (I then hit enter)
Loading /instal... (more dots)
Loading idepci... (more dots)
The system then halts.
Any idea why the kernel does not boot at all? When I use the floppy it
boots, but I need the vanilla kernel for my raid controller. My knoppix
3.3 CD boots up fine also.
Any help will be appreciated!
Dual Pentium Pro 200
ICP-Vortex GDT6537RP SCSI Raid Controller (Raid 5 Array)
ADAPTEC 2940 U/UW SCSI Controller (CDROM & Tape)
512 MB RAM