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Creation of a USB-boot img for Squeeze

Hi all,

I am a recent newcomer on this list...

I am trying to start the new RC1 debian-installer
(http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110113) to install Debian on an Asus
netbook from a USB stick.

I could perform a successfull install with Ubuntu and Trisquel through
USB, but I am trying to do it (one of) the (many) Debian way(s).

So, I followed what's here for a network install:

I end up with the following files on the USB-stick:
* initrd.gz
* ldlinux.sys
* linuz
* syslinux.cfg which contains (I selected the graphic installer):
default linux
initrd=initrd.gz video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=788

First, at boot, I have a message saying "Unknown keyword in
configuration file"....

When I remove the "video" option, I get "Missing parameter in
configuration file."

In either case, the boot process starts, but stops shortly (about 2
screens scrolling) with a kernel panic:
[   ] List of all partitions:
[   ] No filesystem could mount root, tried:
[   ] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
unknown block(253,0)

So, I thought the problem was a missing image.
When I read the footer [8]
and a few other docs, I understood that for a netboot install, I didn't
need any other additional image than initrd.gz.

In doubt, I tried the "mini.iso" from netboot anyway.
I also tried the businesscard.iso, but it didn't brought me any further.

So, I am heading forward to you to know if I missed something somewhere
in the process...

Thanks in advance for any hints,

Christophe S.

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