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From what I have read so far from the installation guide, the next thing for me to do is to boot off of the CD drive.
The only thing I am wondering right now is this. Since this is an installation using just once CD (I double checked the readme file, and it is), does this mean that I am required to be on the internet when I install this version of Debian?
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If you are not able to get past that point, it means you have not been doing enough reading. Someone will answer your question, because it is an easy one, but you will just run into another one and get hung up. Go to [HTML]debian.org[/HTML] install page and read the thing top to bottom before trying anything, better yet, read and compare it to the one in LQ.org.
Do this and you will be up and running in no time.
Any .iso image that you "burn as image" will indeed have an autoboot feature, as long as the people who made the iso put one there. And I can assure you, the Debian team always puts one there. I would suspect you didn't burn as an image, but just tried to burn the literal .iso file to a disk, which is not what should be done. Once again, it comes down to reading directions.
I have installed Debian with the "limited features" single CD. The install went well. The first image that came up during the installation looked a little scewed and I asked around for a digital camera to make a snapshot but noone had one handy.
It was an Omen.
Afte the installation completed, the system asked me to remove the CD and reboot.
The reboot seemed to go well too.
But then the screen was blank.
What I am guessing is that I should have read the minimal requirements for the screen resolution. That or I have to do the complete 23 CD installation.
Here is what happens. I turn on the computer and it gives some sort of warning in white letters
in a red box that says that there is no partition. I figure that this is OK since that is how
I remember setting up the system. I thought that there was no issue with it having no partition
Shortly after this, it gives me a menu option to pick from a default version or a single user option.
If I pick the default version it eventually goes to a blank screen
If I pick the single user option it eventually goes to a command prompt.
Then, if I type:
it will also go to a blank screen.
So, thinking that the problem must be with the fact that my laptop has an ancient screen resolution,
I decided to connect a more modern monitor to the laptop and try again. This time, it pretty much the same
as it did before except for the very end there was a different error instead of a blank screen.
I got a coworker to take some digital snapshots of the process. The first are blurry bu they get clearer.