Re: new installation
john gennard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I've put together another box with items left over from upgrades plus
> a new 10.2G IDE hard drive. So far I've only installed Debian on
> boxes already having a running system (originally W95 and later just
> DOS 6.22 which I find easy to start with). This time I thought I would
> try installing Debian from scratch.
> I assumed that after the BIOS setup, I would have a functioning
> floppy drive and could use one of the floppy images to give me basic
> files and then install from my Potato CD's. Unfortunately, the only
> one on the CD's is a 2.8Mb 'rescue.bin' (? combined rescue and root).
> Can I use the 'split' command to make two floppies - I would have
> thought it too chancy for something so critical? Alternatively, am I
> going about things completely wrong?
> Grateful for any help. John.
Let's see, my current machine arrived completely naked, I think the
way I dealt with it was by downloading a bunch of 1.44MB floppy images from
www.debian.org. Once I had a basic system, I used my backups (on Iomega
ZIP100 disks) to restore my original setup. I can't wholeheartedly
recommend this last step, however, because it was a pain.
Alternatively, maybe you can install directly from the CD's?