Problem with floppy install
I'm trying to install debian on a laptop system. I partitioned the
lone 500MB hard drive and installed Win95 and that's up and
running. Now I have a 20MB partition for swap and a 200MB partition
for linux. I pop in the rescue diskette and it boots fine, the
installation procedure sets up the partitions (swap and ext2) without
a hitch, but now, I'm at the "Install Operating System Kernel and
Modules". It asks me to select the install medium, which is /dev/fd0
(the only floppy drive). The procedure then prompts me to insert the
Rescue diskette, which is already in the drive, and then it gives me
the following error:
Installing from rescue floppy ...
./install.sh: Can't open ./install.sh
The attempt to extract the rescue floppy failed.
Needless to say, nothing is installed and when I get back to the
installation menu it wants to try the same thing over, and it
continually fails with the same error.
IBM Thinkpad 755C
500MB Hard Disk (280MB for Win95, 20MB linux swap, 200MB linux ext2)
1 1.44MB 3.5" floppy drive
Xircom parallel port ethernet adapter
14.4 PCMCIA Modem/Fax
Adaptec 1460 (I think that's the number) PCMCIA SCSI Adapter
User Specs (all dates and numbers approximate):
Unix user since 1989
System adminstrator experience since 1991
Linux user since v0.90 kernel
Debian user since 1996
Any suggestions? Maybe I'll try installing from a Win95 partition
(FAT16), but the problem with the floppies bugs me!
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