Re: can't partition disk?
Carlos Izquierdo wrote:
Can you please elaborate a little on the steps you took to accomplish this?
I followed the manual, chapter C.4, paragraph C.4.3 in:
C.4.3. Run debootstrap
debootstrap can download the needed files directly from the archive when
you run it. You can substitute any Debian archive mirror for
http.us.debian.org/debian in the command example below, preferably a
mirror close to you network-wise. Mirrors are listed at
If you have a sarge Debian GNU/Linux CD mounted at /cdrom, you could
substitute a file URL instead of the http URL: file:/cdrom/debian/
Substitute one of the following for ARCH in the debootstrap command:
alpha, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, or sparc.
# /usr/sbin/debootstrap --arch ARCH sarge \
C.4.4. Configure The Base System
Now you've got a real Debian system, though rather lean, on disk. Chroot
# chroot /mnt/debinst /bin/bash
I used MIPS for 'ARCH' (surprise!). I only had to be selective in
choosing the right mirror, as not all (Dutch) mirrors had the mips port
> Does debootstrap set up the basic system software, esp. glibc, init,
yes, it does.