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Bug#361774: marked as done (debian-installer-guide: which floppies to prepare)

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has caused the Debian Bug report #361774,
regarding debian-installer-guide: which floppies to prepare
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Package: debian-installer-manual
Version: svn
Severity: important


This BR is a spin-off of #361180.

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On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 08:03:37PM -0400, Jack Carroll wrote:
> 	I speculated that the reason for the error might be that the daily
> builds did not include a boot.img floppy, and the root.img and
> net-drivers.img that were provided might not be compatible with the Etch RC2
> boot.img.  Until that question can be answered, or there is a daily build
> that includes all the required floppy images, it doesn't seem useful to
> continue testing with floppies.

indeed misses boot.img. One directory deeper in 
there is a boot.img, but also the cd-drivers.img and net-drivers.img      
that are in the directory with root.img.

Where I'm a "netbooting persoon", I had to lookup which floppies are
needed. Reading http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch04s03.html
| Next, use the command
| $ dd if=filename of=/dev/fd0 bs=1024 conv=sync ; sync
| where filename is one of the floppy disk image files
| (see Section 4.2, "Downloading Files from Debian Mirrors"
| for what filename should be).
And Section 4.2 ( http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch04s02.html )
| 4.2. Downloading Files from Debian Mirrors
| To find the nearest (and thus probably the fastest) mirror,
| see the list of Debian mirrors.
| When downloading files from a Debian mirror,
| be sure to download the files in binary mode,
| not text or automatic mode.
| 4.2.1. Where to Find Installation Images
| The installation images are located on each Debian mirror in the
| directory debian/dists/etch/main/installer-i386/current/images/
| the MANIFEST lists each image and its purpose.
is not really helpfull in preparation.

At http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch05s01.html#floppy-boot
there is
| After booting from the boot floppy, the root floppy is requested.
| Insert the root floppy and press Enter, and the contents are loaded into
| memory. The installer program debian-installer is automatically launched.
which mentions 'root' and 'boot' (but nothing about "access floppies")

Please document that there are three floppies need to be prepared.
"boot", "root" and  "cd-drivers"
or "boot", "root" and "net-drivers"

Geert Stappers

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Floppies are no longer supported in the installer.
Hence, i am closing this BR.

Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,

Miguel Figueiredo

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