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Re: Laptop Installation Problem



Scarletdown wrote:

>On Fri, 2005-09-16 at 10:42 +0100, Pooly wrote:
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>
>>2005/9/16, Scarletdown <scarletdown@gmail.com>:
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>>>Anyway, I currently have Windows 98SE working fine on it.  However, I
>>>want to make it full 100% Debian (etch which would be upgraded to sid).
>>>The CD ROM drive is not bootable, so I made a set of net install
>>>floppies.  After booting up with the boot floppy, I am asked for the
>>>root floppy.  I put it in the drive and it starts to load.  After a
>>>while, it quits with this set of messages...
>>>
>>>Setting up filesystem...
>>>mount:  Could not find a spare loop device
>>>cp:  /initrd/*: No such file or directory
>>>failed copying filesystem (may be out of space on ram disk)
>>>Giving up!
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>Eventually try the boot disk for the woody, then upgrade to what you want.
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>
>Okay, Good thing I didn't toss out the old Woody disks.  The install is
>now in progress.  I used the boot.bat file on the first CD.  This, of
>course, brings up other questions.
>
>1:  I was not able to specify a 2.4 kernel for some reason.  I briefly
>saw a menu come up with an option to use 2.4.  However, there was some
>sort of "Bad command or filename" error, that flashed by before Linux
>automatically started to load with the 2.2 kernel.  This meant that I
>was only able to use ext2 instead of ext3.  After I get the base install
>done, how would I then convert my ext2 filesystem to ext3?
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example:
tune2fs -h /dev/hda3

>2:  When I upgrade to sid, what would be the best process to do this?
>Should I first do a dist-upgrade to sarge, then to etch, and finally to
>sid?  Or would it be fine to just go from woody to sid?  Or should I go
>woody to sarge to sid, and skip etch?
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I'd go straight to sid.
I'd do a minimal install of Woody, then "apt-get dist-upgrade" to sid.

>3:  Can Woody use a 2.6 kernel, or should I wait until I'm running sid
>before installing 2.6?
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It can, but I'd wait. You'll have a bigger choice of 2.6 varieties once
you're in sid.



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