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Re: boot problem

On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Mike Alterman <mikealte@ieee.org> wrote:
> I installed Linux on a 2nd drive. This box is currently running win2K.
> Downloaded the 1st dvd image file and created boot and root floppies.

Question: can't your PC boot DVDs? That's why you need to create B&R floppies?

> The boot floppy proved to be defective - image. Downloaded the boot image
> from
> http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/etch/main/installer-i386/current/images/floppy/
> created the boot floppy again - it worked.
> Moved on to the root floppy - created from root.img on dvd - didn't work.
> Downloaded from the path listed above. and used rawrite.exe to create the
> floppy.
> During execution, there were numerous data CRC errors and the overall boot
> process failed.

That normally happens when the floppy is defective or too old. If you
have a spare one, try creating the root floppy again. If you don't,
try perform a low-level format of the floppy. Sometimes that fixes


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