initramfs-tools fixed (maybe) --- how to resume install?
I am trying to install debian (testing) on a machine that
has Windows XP. I downloaded and booted the first .iso image
(weekly build as of Feb 28). Partitoning and other steps
seem to have worked properly.
When I started the "install the base system", things seemed
ok until just after I was prompted for a kernel choice (I took
the default). I then got a message that errors occurred while
trying to install initramfs-tools.
I downloaded initramfs-tools-0.85e_all.deb using the windows
part of the machine (I have a working wireless setup there),
transferred it to the debian part (using mount), and typed
dpkg --install (initramfs...).deb
The response leads me to hope that this worked:
> setting up...
> update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-3-486
I'm not sure what to do next. I would like to continue with
the rest of the installation process (especially the automatic
graphics install). I'm concerned that if I simply boot from
the CD, it will take me back to the beginning of the process,
possibly undoing the now-working (I hope) intramfs.
Is there a more sophisticated way to use the CD than booting it?
Thanks to everyone for the suggestions that have gotten me