Re: Etch installation media doesn't boot (neither NETINST CD, nor floppies), but other distros do... :-(
On 16 Feb 2008, at 06:31, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 10:24:36PM -0900, Siraaj Khandkar wrote:
I've been a very happy Debian user for sometime now, but yesterday
my second major install issue (the first being the X configuration
I wanted to install a minimum Debian system on an old Dell
server, but the NETINST CD is just ignored by the system (yes, the
order is correct :-) ), so I tried floppies, but those too are
can hear it click as the system tries to read it on boot, but it then
proceeds to boot off the HD). The exact same Debian CD that failed
on PE350, worked just fine on PE1850's, as well as a bunch of
Compaq ProLiant servers (ML350's and 370's), as well as my HP
tried booting off Ubuntu 6.06 CD and it worked just fine, I tried
RHEL 4 CDs, and it too worked just fine on that PE350.
so you get no bootloader at all? that's amazing.
I was puzzled as well - that's the first time I see something like
Doug gave you tons of good advice.
He sure did, and I surely will try it!
Another thing you might try is drag
the harddrive out that box and use another box to install to that
harddrive and then stick the drive back into the original box and see
My fear of doing it that way is that I won't get the proper net
YOu'll have to use some care to make sure you 1) get a
But thats the thing, I don't want the full system, I just want the
and 2) it's the right architecture and 3) you've got a
Also, I would suggest swapping cd drives too. maybe there is a minor
problem with the cd drive that only hits ont his disk (I know, that
ignores the fact that the floppies dont' work either).
yup, floppies, AND other distros disks ;-)
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