RE: installation issues
I forgot to mention (fairly important) I'm trying the 3.0 release.
at the welcome screen (which is white), I get choices to 1)boot 2)hit tab for more optoions (which allows me to select linux or rescue). I choose boot.
The screen then goes to black with the dedian penguin at the top and rolls through all the devices, etc and ends on
eth0 blah blah
eth1 blah blah
sda: blah blah
sdb: blah blah
Root-NFS: No NFS server availible, giving up.
VFS: Unable to mount root fsvia NFS, trying floppy
floppy0: WARNING disk change called early
VFS: Insert root floppy and press enter.
From: Ben Collins [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 7:36 AM
To: Bryan Supak
Subject: Re: installation issues
On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 04:13:33PM -0700, Bryan Supak wrote:
> Hi all,
> The new iso gets me to a point where it asks for the root floppy. When I put it in (I've tried 4 different root floppies) it says I didn't specify the type of ufs filesystem, then shows me a mount string, then bad magic number, kernel panic and hit L1-a for boot prom.
> Any ideas why I can't get past this? I thought on a CD install I didn't need floppies. Am I wrong???
Don't use floppies. Sounds like your floppy drive and/or floppy disks
are bad. Just use a network install, or use the CD images off of
Debian - http://www.debian.org/
Linux 1394 - http://linux1394.sourceforge.net/
Subversion - http://subversion.tigris.org/
Deqo - http://www.deqo.com/