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install probs (partially was: installing debian on home network_

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> I'm sure this has been covered before but I can't find it in the
> archives so all pointers welcomed!
> I've a Debian box (2.6, unstable) connected to the Internet via USB
> Broadband modem (I'm in the UK). ie it's nto a router/modem but the mobo
> does have a network port.
> I've another box on which I wish to install Debian (again 2.6). I tried
> to use a netinst CD on this box but it hangs (with no indication of what
> is happening) after probing hardware. I guess this is when it's trying
> to detect a network (but why doesn't it fail then offer me to skip this
> step?); this happens with both linux26 and expert26 boot options.

>From one of the consoles, it appears an ide-cd (?) read causes a kernel
failure... strange given it's booting off the CD in the first place.

Any ideas on how to sort/debug this?

Ta, Michael

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