Re: URGENT: installation problem
I forget where current is linked, but isn't it to unstable?
Anyway, here is my solution:
1) boot dos off a floppy with networking, and use dos fdisk. Make a dos
partition where you want your swap partition.
2) go to an ftp, and cd /debian/stable/disks-i386
download resc1440.bin, drv1440.bin, and base1_3.tgz, and rawrite2.exe into the
3) use rawrite to make rhe resc1440 disk.
4) boot & go through installation, but skip the swap at the beginning. You
will probably have to advance from stage to stage manually, rather than
relying on the correcct defaults (i think it will keep trying to do the swap).
*DO NOT* use linux fdisk to delete this swap partition! I didn't believe
this warning, and had to go through a format/unformat sequence on both os's to
fix things. Also note that after you tell it that the drivers are on
/dev/hda2, this directory stays mounted. so when it asks where to find the
base files, the answer is on the already mounted file system /instmount [i'd
call this a bug, as it's not intuitive].
5) reboot under dos. run fdisk to remove the partition
6) reboot under debian. AFter entering the new root password, but before
using dselect when it's offered, use alt-f2 to switch screens. Login as root,
and use fdkisk to create the swap partition. after making it, you can use
option t to change from type ext2 to type swap (82, iirc). then type "swapon
/dev/hda2" (assuming it was the second partition).
7) edit /etc/fstab to add the line
/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
so that your swap will be automounted in the future.
8) alt-f1 will take you back to the first screen, and you may happily choose
which packages you want.
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