RE: Installation Error
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> I am a long time ms-dos/windows user taking my
>first look at linux. I hope to eventually get apache,
>php and mysql running on my home machine so I can work
>on creating a mysql application while I wait for my
>university to configure mysql for student use.
> I have been planning for some time to configure a
>linux machine "on the side," but I recently had a
>windows crash and decided to try linux now rather than
>reconfigure windows yet another time. I hope this is
>the right place to post a question like the one that
>follows. I just subscribed to this list, and have
>limited time while at work to read through back
>messages. If I'm in the wrong place, please let me
> I am trying to setup debian from floppies on a
>hard-drive with nothing else present. It's a 1.2gig
>drive. I set up a 10meg partition for /boot, a 100meg
>swap partition, and all the rest on the third. The
>machine is a pentium II 233 with 640meg ram.
> When the install process is reading data from
>the third driver diskette (created from driver-3.bin),
>I get the following error message box:
>Error writing to the output file: Success
>After selecting "Continue" the next message is:
>There was a problem installing the Drivers from
> I have tried several different physical
>diskettes and I get the same message each time. The
>first message is truly perplexing since I am obviously
>nowhere near success.
> If someone here can help me, I would be
>grateful for any suggestions.
I haven't seen anyone answer this post, so I wanted to let you know that
someone at least saw it; I just don't know what the solution is.
What I'd try though, is to not have a /boot partition at all, and just have a
large / (root) partition at the front of the drive, just for testing purposes
(I wouldn't leave it like that, but this might give a clue as to what's
causing the failure). But like I say, I really don't know . . . .