Floppy/NFS Install Problem
I am trying to install debian from floppies on 2 old 486 machines. I can't
use a CD as neither of them have drives. The floppies are ok as I have
managed to install the base system ok on one machine. The other is an old
Intel machine at least 10 years old. It has a SCSI card and 1MB disk and no
IDE connectors. When I try to install the base system from the same
floppies I get right through the installation until it tries to install the
system from base2_1.tgz but then does nothing. I suspect the SCSI hard disk
may be on the way out as it sometimes hangs when initialising the
partitions, I can't test this easily due to the lack of IDE connectors.
In case the floppy drive is suspect I have tried to use the NFS option to
install base2_1.tgz from the other 486. When I enter Gamma:/home/mike as
the path it generates an error message. I installed the NFS module on both
the machines. If anyone can help I would be grateful. If not, the machine
may get binned!
I have tried using the floppies on 50+ occasions. The installation has
worked on one occasion but I made a mess of the partitioning scheme so had
to start again.
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