Bug#296695: CD net-install won't work on Dell Inspiron 5000
On Friday 25 February 2005 07:10, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Martin Stiaszny <stiaszny@MIT.EDU> [2005.02.24.2335 +0100]:
> > Come again? I was never even asked that question by the
> > installer. Do you mean the bootable flag for the partition?
> > I tried with that both set and unset, and it hung in the same
> > place.
> Okay, sorry. I am myself totally unacquainted with normal mode, so
> maybe someone else can take this on?
Well, it asks the question in two stages. The first question
grub-installer asks (in any mode) is "do you want to install GRUB in the
MBR of the first hard disk in your system". If you answer 'no', you will
be asked to provide the partition grub should use instead (either in
(hdx,x) or /dev/[hs]dn notation).
> > Just tried expert install; I see can you can choose GRUB or Lilo,
> > except I never made it that far - for some reason, the expert
> > install cannot start the PCMCIA card services, which is odd,
> > because the automated install does so just fine.
There is absolutely no reason for the installer to behave any differently
in an expert installation than in a default installation if accept the
default answers that are provided for questions not asked in a default