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Old 09-14-2003, 12:15 PM   #1
feyo
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Trouble booting Debian





I downloaded Debian ISO (disk one) and burned the image to a cd. My understanding is that all I need to do is boot from the CD ROM and I'm all set. My computer won't boot from the CD I made.

A bit more info: I did burn the ISO file as an image and did modify the setting in BIOS for booting from CD.

I did some searching and the only thing I can figure is that I need to make some boot disks. How should I proceed?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 01:20 PM   #2
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To make a Linux Boot Floppy:

Browse the CD you made in the MS Windows Explorer. There should be a folder "dosutils" at the top level. Find a program called rawrite in this folder, and double click it to start it. In the window that opens, find the disk image for creating the boot floppy. It is located in the "images" folder on the top level of the CD also. It is usually called bootdisk.img. Then put a floppy in the drive and create the boot floppy.

If you start up with this floppy, it should give you the option to use the files on the CD you made.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 02:06 PM   #3
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I found "rawrite.exe" in the install folder; when I click it, an MS DOS window opens and asks for the disk image source file. I cannot find the boot file you specified. In fact, I don't see any image files on the cd. Any ideas?

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Old 09-14-2003, 02:47 PM   #4
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I think my advice only refers to Red Hat installation CDs. After looking thru the Debian website, I think that you can install from DOS by running one of the following batch files:

------Look at this page:
http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...-kernel-images
------------and this section:
11.2.3.1.4 MS-DOS Installer Batch Files:
MS-DOS batch file for starting Debian installation from MS-DOS. This batch file is used in installations from hard disk or CD-ROM. See Booting from a DOS partition, Section 5.4.1.
.../current/install.bat
.../current/bf2.4/install.bat
.../current/compact/install.bat
.../current/idepci/install.bat
 
  


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