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HTTP installation...

Having failed to get past resc1440tecra.bin and
resc1440.bin (boot failed...) during installation of
Debian, I am installing RedHat 6.1 using HTTP.

Please take a look at the 3 pieces of information

1) The window on the laptop (on which I am trying to
install RH6.1) says:

Loading second stage ramdisk...

The above message has been there throughout the night.

2) 'ls -l' on RedHat/base/stage2.img shows:
-rw-r--r--      1 root  root    2885842 Sep 27 09:04

3) The file /etc/httpd/logs/access_log shows: - - [25/Dec/1999:23:45:21 -0800] "GET
//cdrom/RedHat/base/stage2.img HTTP/1.0" 200 529697
(The above log says that a request from a client was
successful and 529697 bytes of data was transferred to
the client.)

Howcome only 529697 bytes got sent when the file
itself is over 2MB?

I have increased the Timeout in httpd.conf from 300 to
1000 (seconds) but this hasn't helped.

The two options that I am passing to kernel are:

Any ideas?


--- Vasanth Rakasi <v_rakasi@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm planning to install Debian on an old IBM
> ThinkPad
> (75MHz Pentium, 540MB HD, 8 MB RAM) which does NOT
> have a CD-ROM drive. It has a floppy drive. I'm
> looking for any information that I can find on doing
> the install
> through floppy disks or ftp. I would appreciate it
> if
> you have (or someone who you know has) done this and
> are willing to share the experience (steps/install
> procedure, pitfalls that I should look out for,
> suggestions, etc). Thanks.
> vasanth
> PS: I'm apologize if this is a newbie question and
> has
> been answered a thousand times before. Please point
> me
> in that direction.
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