Debian 3.0 Installation Hangs at "Configuring Locales" screen
Hi, folks. I ran a search but didn't find anything about this, so here goes:
i'm doing a clean installation of Debian 3.0 Woody onto a clean hard drive. All was going great until I got to a screen called "Configuring Locales." No matter what I do, I cannot get past that screen. Doesn't matter if i select US English locales, or if I leave everything blank, hitting "Enter" doesn't clear the screen, nor does typing "OK". I notice the "Ok" text at the bottom of the screen is not highlighted like it is on the other screens.
I've rebooted at that point three times. Once with the installation CD in, and it repeated the whole post-partition install.
Another time I rebooted without the CD and got:
"Kernel Panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05".
Another time I rebooted with the emergency floppy disk and it asked me to insert the installation CD, and 'round I went again. Each time I get stuck at that screen.
The only packages I selected were for X, Desktops, and C/C++ development. I did not use Deselect. Every time I have to go through the installatioon, I have to select the packages again (wierd, yes?).
I am able to escape from the installation by hitting "Alt-F2", and I can log in as a user or as Root, but I don't know what to do after that. I don't have Internet access on the box I'm installing on, so I hope whatever I need will be on the installation CD. And I only have one disk, not the series. Any suggestions?