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Re: Debian on a Gateway 400XL

> Hi, IU've been using debian for about one year now on my desktop PC, and
> I just got a Gateway 400XL for college.  I really want to put debian on
> it, however, I cannot seem to boot it from any rescue disks in order to
> install it.  I'd really like to use woody or sarge, but I'll use
> whatever I can get to work... when booting, the boot process just stops
> here:
> .....
> Floppy Drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
> FDC 0 is a national semiconductor PC87306
> md driver 0.36.6 MAX_MD_DEV=4, MAX_REAL=8
> Any advice would be helpful... This error occurs when using the woody
> rescue disk which is the 2.2.20 kernel.  Any help would be
> appreciated... I leave for college in 3 days and am in desperate need of
> debian!!

Copy the first CD to hard disk (by CDROM, network or whatever) and install
from hard disk (dir install on CD, run boot.bat from DOS/DOS mode). If you
have CDROM that is supported by installer, you can even not copy CD to
hard disk at all! Good luck.

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