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Re: Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 r1



On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 03:24:25PM +0100, brian.huckstep wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 21:28:02, Pigeon wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 01:54:07PM +0100, brian.huckstep wrote:
> > > I have a copy of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 r1 on CD-Rom 7 discs in
> > > fact. Unfortunately my computer bios only provides boot facility
> > > from either my "A" or "C" Drives is there any possibility for me
> > > to boot up the Debian/Linux Program through MS-DOS operating system.
> > > On inspecting the file content of the 1st Debian Installation disc=20
> > > I couldn't find any "Setup.exe" files that would of perhaps made it
> > > possible for me to have installed Debian/Linux using my Windows 98se
> > > Start-up Disc.
> > > If you can offer any help with my predicament, then I shall naturally
> > > be pleased to hear from you.
> > 
> > Have a look in the 'install' directory on the first CD. You'll find a
> > file 'sbm.bin' which you can write to a floppy with 'rawrite2.exe' (in
> > the same directory). That makes a boot floppy which can boot a CD-ROM:
> > you boot off the floppy, it gives you a menu of other devices to boot
> > off, select the CD-ROM and away you go.
>
> Pigeon,
> Thank you for responding to my e-mail in which I appealed for some help to
> install Debian/Linux. The two files you suggested that I copy to a floppy
> didn't I am afraid to say manage to work for me.Because these two files were
> to large for a standard size floppy drive I had to compress the floppy to
> accommodate them, however, having overcome this hurdle found that when I
> tried to reboot my computer using this floppy I received an on-screen
> message saying that it was an Invalid System Disc.
> I dont know where I go from here, but if you do have any other ideas that
> you think might work please do not hesitate to get in touch again.

Nono, you don't copy them both to the floppy. You use rawrite2.exe to
write sbm.bin to the floppy. I don't want to reboot into DOS to test it
but IIRC you just run rawrite2.exe from the command prompt and it asks
you for the file to write and the floppy drive to write it to.

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