Re: Netinstall - nothing works?
Klaus Imgrund wrote:
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There is obviously some problem with either my reiser partitions
although they work fine or with the cd's.
The 'testing' cd's boot but don't recognise my NIC.
Funny thing is that a old potato cd boots just fine w/o complaining
That is really weird! With either the boot floppies or the installer
from the CD, you should be able to boot right up into the start of the
install process... i.e. where it starts asking about your keyboard, etc.
It doesn't even try to access the HD until you get to the partitioning
step in the first phase before the reboot. Both the "rescue" and "root"
floppies are run out of RAM. It should make no difference how the HD is
partitioned or what pre-existing FS is installed. When you get to the
partitioning step, you can accept the existing partitions and create the
new FS on them or wipe them out and start from scratch... like on a
How far along are you getting in the boot process with either the CDs or
Boot Floppies before it panics? If you get to the partitioning step,
try removing the existing partitions (with cfdisk or fdisk) and creating
new ones. I seem to recall some changes in Reiserfs about the time
Woody came out. If you are using partitions and a FS setup with an
older version of Reiserfs, it might be causing you some problems.
Reiser wasn't an "official" part of Debian until Woody came out. Dunno
what else to suggest.