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Re: Installation help

On Sat, 30 Mar 1996, T. Moore wrote:

> OK.. I didnt want to resort to filling up this mailing list but I am
> frustrated.  The problem is that I have the entire Debian installation
> software on a DOS partition, from which I want to install from.  When I
> boot up with the boot and root disks, I am not allowed to mount the
> msdos drive, which is /dev/hdc1.  I am installing to a logical partition
> on /dev/hda7 which is linux-ready to go.  I tried going to the shell,
> and mounting it, which worked, but I have no ls or cp command to view
> it.  After I mounted it, I tried to install but it would only let me
> install from CDrom or floppy, no option for hard drive.  I even
> formatted another partition to linux, in the hopes that I could copy the
> files from the MSDOS drive to the linux drive to install, but alas, no
> "cp" command in the boot shell.  ARgh.. please help me.. Thanks

Hi.  The quick solution for you is to make the three base system floppies,
and install the base system from them.  You need rawrite.exe to do this in
DOS from the uncompressed disk images.  Once you have the base system run-
ning, you can mount the msdos partition and then run the dselect command
to load the rest of the packages from you dos partition.


Syrus Nemat-Nasser <syrus@ucsd.edu>    UCSD Physics Dept.

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