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Re: usb debian boot

Op 30-04-2007 om 09:40 schreef Matt Funk:
> Hi,
> first of all i hope this is the right list to write to. If not i am sorry and 
> maybe someone could point me to the right one?

It is the right list. I assume that you are subscribed.
> i am trying for the first time to install a fresh debian stable from a usb 
> stick. So i followed the instructions from:
> http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/i386/ch04s04.html.en#id2534621

http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/i386/ch04s04.html.en#id2534621 says:

| The installer will look for a Debian ISO image on the stick as its
| source for additional data needed for the installation. So your next
| step is to copy a Debian ISO image (businesscard, netinst or even a full
| CD image) onto your stick (be sure to select one that fits). The file
| name of the image must end in .iso.

> which is:
> zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sda
> where i got the image from:
> ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/etch/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/
> after that i copied the stable netinst image (.iso) onto the stick.

Don't mix up 'netboot' and 'netinst', they are different.

> That all seems fine. However, when i boot from the stick dhcp starts but 
> doesn't seem to get anything. After a while i get:
> No boot file name received. 
> and
> operating system missing
> So, i have no idea what i did wrong. Does anyone else?

Retry with netINST  (and report your milage)

> thanks
> mat

Geert Stappers

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