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Re: Installation fails on Toshiba 410CDT

On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 09:05:06PM -0500 or thereabouts, Kamaraju Kusumanchi wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 January 2007 16:01, Stephen wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 01:56:33PM -0500 or thereabouts, Kamaraju Kusumanchi 
> wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 02 January 2007 13:40, Stephen wrote:
> > > > Any ideas on how to install Debian on this laptop ? The installer
> > > > mentions using some other methods, but since this baby isn't networked,
> > > > I can't do a netinstall. :(

[ ...]

> http://www.debian.org/distrib/floppyinst points to the installation manaul 
> which can be found at http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual . 
> It has all the instructions on how to prepare floppies etc.,

Yes, I had already done this, however the problem is that the Sarge
installer requires more than 16 MB of ram to install, period. Which I
don't have (remember this is an old laptop, hence one can't boot from
the CD). The install craps out due to not enough memory, when it starts
loading packages from the CD via the Sarge installer.

I can't do a netinstall, remember.

I had thought you might have been referring to the fact that I could
install a minimal Debian system from floppy and then set my apt
preferences up to pull from the CD to install via aptitude CLI. Is this
possible at all ? AFAIR one could do this with Woody.

This is different than using a bootdisk, then root.img to boot from the
CD. That's been tried and no go. I wish to install a functional minimal
install from floppies (no XWindows etc) and then I'll add the packages
with apt via cdrom.

BTW I looked into DSL. Thanks for the URL, but if I can, I'd rather
stick to vanilla Debian.


Familiarity breeds contempt -- and children.
		-- Mark Twain

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