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I'm not kidding at all when I say, it all fell apart exactly like I expected it to.
There are two identical OS', besides windows: The failed CD Debian, And the now-failed NETINST Debian, both reading each others files, causing confusion, not to mention the two menus now. When the original menu pops up, I need to select Windows, just to get to another menu, with windows and Debian. Try again....
This is so freaking strange, I really don't have a clue why this is happening. If I understand correctly you are just booting from the Grub4Dos which refers to an image of Debian. Is there any possibility you can make screenshots of the steps you make before rebooting into Linux and post them?
In my unqualified opinion, I'd say it's not any hardware issue. My winderz installs and operates like a dreamboat. I'm on a 30-day trial of xp, re-installed monthly for several years now. I like to be objectional but I don't think I an idiot when partitioning and formatting, and I'm always always careful when making OS selections, changes. I just think there is too much JUNK on my drives, IMO
is the netinst any different from the iso cd that i was using all week?
Yeah, the NETINST CD is only the basics that get you up and running and connected to the internet. Then in the last option you can choose any additional software to install and it will download, install and configure it automatically.
I never worked with the CD you downloaded but don't understand why and where it went wrong.
Chain reaction initiated after manipulation of grub menu, resulting in winderz crashing, before I ever had the opportunity to NETINST the Debian. Likely my human error. All this time I have been repairing, then reinstalling, winderz.
Now, the drive is clean. I will gather necessary recourses and proceed with NETINST.