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Re: Debian 6 uninstallable?

On 02/03/11 16:41, Bret Busby wrote:
> Hello.
> To try to install Debian 6, I downloaded, as advised on the Debian web
> site, the Debian 6 netinst iso file, wrote it to a CD, and tried to
> install Debian 6, using it.
> However, the computer on which I tried to install it, did not boot from
> the CD.

I've just encountered a similar problem to Bret (and other posters).
With other installs I've had no problems.

Attempting to install the debian-6.0.0-i386-netinst.iso dated Sat Mar 12
04:57:36 2011 burnt CD from two different, known working, USB DVD drives

MD5 sums checked ok, machines are ASUS PC Eeee 701SDs.
Attempting to install from a USBkey also failed. Same USBkey boots fine
on other machines.

Symptoms:- nothing, if install source is made the only device in the
BIOS boot list - nothing happens.

As suggested by Steve McIntyre:-
I used the non-hybrid:-
Made the USBkey bootable with:-

This time the installs worked perfectly (thanks Steve).
Note: I didn't try burning the non-hybrid image to CD.


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