Re: Problem installing Debian 2.2 from CD
After reading some email from today's debian-user digest, I think I found my
problem. I am using CD-Rs from Cheapbytes and other people are complaining
of exactly the same "missing rescue floppy" problem during setup.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Peterson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 9:40 PM
Subject: Problem installing Debian 2.2 from CD
> I'm having trouble installing Debian 2.2 on a i386 with an IDE CD-ROM. I'm
> installing from the CD, but Setup complains that it can't find the rescue
> I boot from the CD and start Setup without problem. I can partition my HD
> without problem. The problems begin during the "Install Operating System
> Kernel and Modules'' step. I choose to install from the CD-ROM and Setup
> asks me for the path to the "Debian archive". The default is /instmnt,
> Setup automatically mounted the CD. I verified that the CD is correctly
> mounted from another virtual console while Setup is running. Setup asks me
> for the path to the images-1.44/rescue.bin. I choose the default, which
> seems to find the file at
> /instmnt/dists/potato/main/disks-i386/current/images-1.44/rescue.bin. Then
> Setup pops up an error message saying that it is unable to mount the
> floppy. At this point, Setup is hosed. I cannot continue because Setup
> insists on finding a rescue floppy that does not exist.
> Why is Setup trying to find a rescue floppy on /dev/fd0 when I told it to
> install from the mounted CD-ROM? How can I get around this broken Setup
> and install the operating system and kernel modules?
> thanks for your help!