After a bit of thinking, I guess I should post exactly the situation I am in.
I am trying to install the armel Debian Linux (Squeeze) onto an ARM9 nas device. It is an old Linkstation Pro.
Currently I am using the serial port as a way for me to view what is happening, as it is an embedded device.
I have U-Boot booting an installer image via TFTP (using the Ethernet port, obviously) and I can get the installer running, no problems.
I am using my pc as a tftp server using tftpd32, a program used to make my pc act like a tftp server to serve files.
My problem is when it comes to the point in the installer where it asks you to pick a mirror to download the rest of files needed (And I am guessing to help make the sources.list for Debian). I don't have access to the internet, so I want the installer to choose an image from over a network connection. I have spent a fair amount of time searching for how to do this, and I found something like setting the mirror to something like
stable main config
and then set the next option to
and then nothing for the proxy server, but the installer cant find the image for installing, and this is where my problem lies.
The reason I can't use a USB to boot is because while I am installing, I am in busybox which I assume is a very small temp install of linux for installing larger things.
As for the pass-thru cable, I still need to make the installer choose a mirror, otherwise the installer doesn't let me get anywhere.
I hope that clears things up.
Thanks in advance fro any info guys