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Re: USB-floppy install problem



On Monday 11 June 2007 02:51, Greg Flynn wrote:
> I'm trying to install debian 4.0r0 via the floppy images.  The laptop
> is a Averatec 3200 series laptop with AMD Athlon XP-m 2000+, 256MB RAM,
> a dead DVD-ROM/CD-RW (will not work at all), Via chipset(not sure
> exactly which) and Via-rhine II ethernet.  The floppy drive i'm trying
> to install from is an external USB floppy.

Because of the size of the kernel, installing from a USB floppy drive is 
not supported for Etch (the USB driver modules just do not fit on the 
boot floppy anymore).

If you have no alternatives, we suggest you try installing Sarge instead 
and upgrade afterwards.

Note that installing Sarge is not really straightforward at the moment. 
The problem is that the installer does not really support installing
"oldstable'. As far as we know, it should be possible to work around any 
problems. We are working to improve that with the next point release for 
Sarge.

Cheers,
FJP

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