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Re: Boot disk images -- the only way?

Syrus Nemat-Nasser wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > I had to install debian using a parallel conection to put base.tgz, the
> > kernel and loadlin onto a 10 MB partition (wich was just to small to
> > hold the diskimages needed as well) and boot from there.
> > Why don't we have dokumentation for this method? There should be a
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Did you read the "Installing Debian GNU/Linux 1.3" document?
> [ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/stable/disks-i386/current/install.html]
> This document does include the various installation methods, and it is
> usually the starting point for new users.  It is included in the disk
> images directory, and I would expect people to read it first, before
> trying to make any floppies.
> Syrus.

Yes, I read the document, also it seems to have been updated.

>From the install.html:
> Loadlin on a running DOS system 
> You need an already-running DOS system. Copy linux and root.bin on
> this system, in addition you need loadlin from the tools directory. 
> Loadlin is used to boot the kernel: loadlin linux root=/dev/ram
>           initrd=root.bin 

I did use loadlin in that way but then there wasn't any help available.
Why is that? It makes installing of modules a bit difficult if you don't
know which module does what.

May the source be with you.

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