Re: install lenny on Dell
On Sat August 28 2010 06:54:47 pm you wrote:
> Alan Ianson wrote:
> > On Sat August 28 2010 04:54:01 pm Tom Poe wrote:
> >> I bring up stuff on my computer, and it has an icon with CD-RW/DVD-ROM
> >> drive. I downloaded a lenny i386 iso image, and used brasero to burn it
> >> to a Memorex DVD+RW disc. I shut down computer, started computer, got a
> >> blinking cursor for a few seconds, and then moved to ubuntu (installed
> >> operating system). Does this sound like I have to go buy some other
> >> discs, because my drive is too old, and can't read the DVD?
> >> Tom
> > I've had that happen to me once or twice and sometime after all works as
> > expected..
> > You could also try booting the installer from a USB stick if the CD can't
> > be made to work. That's generally what I do these days rather than
> > messing with CDs
> My daughter has a USB stick, I think. Does the computer see it as an
> icon like the CD/DVD drive? I just double-click, and the default burner
> lists the stick as a device option?
I installed mine with a net install image following the instructions I found
I'm sure there are more ways to do it but that worked for me.
One thing I noticed was that the installer scans the hard drives looking for
an iso to use for the install. In my case it found one and it would have been
good to use but it was located on a drive I wanted to mount at /usr/local so
the install wouldn't proceed. If you have iso images you don't want the
installer to find you might want to rename them before you proceed.