Re: Boot procedure loops
Rox de Gabba wrote:
Hey, i downloaded a boot cd and the install procedure got into a loop
right at the first question (Choose language - after choosing a language
it just keeps asking the question over and over again.) First i thought
it was a hardware compatibility problem (an old pentium 220) but then i
tried it on brand new pentium 3 machine and it did the same thing over
Has anyone heared of such problems? Is there a way to fix this? A
That sounds like a problem that used to occur with wpre-release woody
cds (although I thought it loop through the first 4 or so questions...).
If it is the same problem, the workaround is to download the stable
version of base-config (ver 1.33.18) (125.8k). When you have done the
initial install/reboot, instead of continuing to the infinite loop do
1. Switch to a terminal screen, (CTL-ALT-F1).
2. Login as root.
3. Switch to single user mode (init 1)
4. Install the new version of base-config from a floppy or some other
media / hdd / whatever. (dpkg -i base-config_1.33.18.deb)
5. Reboot and continue install.