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Re: Question not addressed in FAQ.

From: Kent West <westk@acu.edu>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Question not addressed in FAQ.
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 08:05:45 -0500

Lynn Kilroy wrote:
From: Raquel Rice <raquel@thericehouse.net>

On Sun, 18 Jun 2006 15:32:22 +0000
"Lynn Kilroy" <leks_transportation@hotmail.com> wrote:

> What files from the mirror site will I need if I want to install
> Debian  without making or purchasing some kind of removeable
> media?

Very helpful. May I remind people that even the best non-destructive partitioning tools can damage the partition tables such that my maintenance OS will not boot?

Also, Win XP Pro probably wouldn't like it too much, either.

Finally, there's an almost brand new, 200GB hard drive waiting for Linux. Partitioning it *now* will take over two hours, as I would want to break it up nice and neat with FDisk. Anyone unfamiliar with FDisk {probably most everyone here} will need to note FDisk verifies the drive integrity each time you try to make a small change on the drive.

Granted, Debian probably has a better utility, and it probably works *much* faster, but to use it, I rather believe you will need to at least have the installer loaded.

LoadLin would be great for that. :-)

Speaking of LoadLin, now the Kernel reports less than 4MB RAM, and halts the system.

The exact message is: "Less than 4MB of memory.  --System Halted."

This is strange, because the computer has 1GB RAM installed.

Love & Friendship & Blessed Be!
Lynn Erika Kilroy

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