Wrong filesystem for resc1440.bin
It worked! The Debian installer started as you said it would do. But, when
it comes to the section: "Install Operating System Kernel and Modules", the
dbootstrap is unable to mount the Rescue Floppy.
The error message I get is:
Mount /dev/loop0 (type ext2) on /floppy: wrong filesystem type, or bad
Unable to mount the Rescue Floppy.
It seems like the dbootstrap program assume that the Rescue Floppy has an
ext2 filesystem. I tried to mount the resc1440.bin file with:
mount -o loop resc1440.bin /instmnt
and, the Rescue Floppy was mounted as msdos filesystem. Is this correct?
However, to go on with the installation I will try to convert the Rescue
Floppy to ext2 filesystem, as dbootstrap wants to have it that way. Has
anyone any better idea?
BTW, it's a Power Macintosh 8600/250.
Please answer me directly at email@example.com (I'm not
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At 23:00 1999-11-08 -0800, you wrote:
>I myself am currently working my way through the installation process with
>my iMac. You didn't specify your system, but you might find the following
>By the way, on older PMacs, you probably can use root1440.bin to get into
>the Debian installer directly. Rename root1440.bin "ramdisk.image.gz" and
>place it in your system folder. Put BootX in with your control panels and
>the BootX extension in your extensions folder. Get
>place the uncompressed vmlinux file in the "Kernals" folder that comes with
>BootX and put that in your system folder too.
>Reboot. When BootX comes up, check the boxes "ramdisk" and "no video
>driver" and write "ramdisk_size=8192 panic=20" in the "kernal arguments"
>line. Select Linux.
>You may or may not get the Linux dbootstrap installer to work. If you
>don't, you can always boot into the bash shell by adding "init=/bin/sh" to
>your kernal arguments in BootX. Visit the link at the top of this message
>if dbootstrap doesn't work.
>"It is our nature to put all knowledge into context in order to tell
>a story, and to re-create the world by this means."
> --Edward O. Wilson, _Consilience_