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2.0 install problems

>X-From_: cviana@tba.com.br  Tue Feb  2 09:30:15 1999
>From: "Cristiano Viana" <cviana@tba.com.br>
>To: "ivan" <ivan@freddie.vianet.net.au>
>Subject: Re: Help me to install Debian 2.0
>Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 23:28:35 -0200
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This is a discussion between myself (Ivan) & a new user.  I cannot help any
further so forwarded to the list that some-one else has some ideas.

Please reply to the list and cc: Cristiano.


>Hello, Ivan!
>My CD-ROM works in Windows and used to work in my old RedHat.
>The steps that I followed are:
>(1) Boot from the CD-ROM
>(2) I choose "color"
>(3) I choose the "US Keyboard"
>(4) Initialize and activate a swap partition (my HD has two partitions)
>(5) Initialize a Linux partition
>(6) Install operating system kernel and modules, from CD-ROM drive (/dev/hdd
>(7) Configure device driver modules (I choose to install the modules: cdrom,
>lp and serial)
>(8) Configure the network (hostname "debian", then "no")
>(9) Install the base system
>(10) Configure the base system (timezone, country...)
>(11) Make linux bootable directly from HD
>(12) Make a boot floppy
>(13) Reboot the system (using HD)
>(14) Choose password for root
>(15) Create a normal user account
>(16) Enable shadow passwords
>(17) Remove the PCMCIA packages
>(18) Said no to PPP connection to install the system
>(19) Kind of installation: work_sci
>(20) In dselect, I choose [A]ccess, CD-ROM, block device name: /dev/hdd
>Then I get the error message:
>mount: fs type iso9660 not supported by kernel
>unable to mount /dev/hdd on /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt, type iso9660
>What can you say?
>Thank you,
>Cristiano Viana
>-----Mensagem original-----
>De: ivan <ivan@freddie.vianet.net.au>
>Para: Cristiano Viana <cviana@tba.com.br>; ivan@vianet.net.au
>Data: Domingo, 31 de Janeiro de 1999 00:24
>Assunto: Re: Help me to install Debian 2.0
>>Hi Cristiano,
>>I assume Windows recognises the CD ROM so working from there ...
>>How are you installing the base system - did you make floppies or straight
>>from the CD ?
>>If you used floppies, try either booting straight from the CD or restart
>>the computer in MS-DOS mode and change into the /install directory of the
>>CD ROM and run boot.bat
>>When you have booted Linux from the CD go through the base installation
>>process selecting CD ROM as the installation method.  If this works OK then
>>in the modules section under CD ROM devices (I think) there is a module
>>which says to the effect of "ISO9660 - this module is loaded/selected
>>automatically".  If you wish you can install this module manually anyway by
>>pressing ENTER but this has never made a difference to my installations.
>>If still no problems, complete the installation (choose to start Linux by
>>default and to load LILO) and reboot as requested (note: do not eject the
>>CD until after the computer resets).  When Linux reboots you can see the
>>kernel messages appear on the screen use the <SCROLL LOCK> key to halt the
>>display and <SHIFT PgUp> / <SHIFT PgDn> to see anything you missed.  At
>>some stage the kernel will inform you what device it thinks the CD ROM is -
>>make a note of this and tell dselect the same device.
>>OTOH if you cannot read from the CD when installing the base system then
>>you had best check the Hardware Compatibility How-To - it may be that your
>>CD ROM is not supported by Linux.
>>Let me know how you go and if you have any more problems pls tell me the
>>type of CD ROM that you have.  If you can, make complete notes of
>>everything that you do from when you turn the computer on to when the error
>>At 04:46 PM 1/30/99 -0200, you wrote:
>>>Hello, Ivan.
>>>>It seems that you are getting through the installation of the base system
>>>>OK - is that right ?
>>>I think so...
>>>>Once in dselect, choose <access method> CD ROM and you will be asked the
>>>>device name - this will be /dev/hd<x> where <x> is a letter telling linux
>>>>what controller your CD lives on. eg. The CD ROM on my main Debian box is
>>>My CD ROM is /dev/hdd.
>>>When I type the device name, dselect says that he can't mount /dev/hdb.
>>>And says that the kernel does not support the iso9660 file system.
>>>That's it...
>>>Thank you, Ivan.
>>>Cristiano Viana
>>>>At 12:50 AM 1/30/99 -0200, Cristiano Viana wrote:
>>>>>Please help me.
>>>>>Please don't stay in silence.
>>>>>I am trying to install Debian but when I try to install the software
>>>>>packages, I can't mount the CD ROM.
>>>>>Some people here told me to install the isofs module, but this module is
>>>>>listed in the fs section of the modules selection.
>>>>>Please, help me!!!!
>>>>>Thank you,
>>>>>Cristiano Viana
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