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Old 01-09-2005, 06:40 AM   #1
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Question Debian/Woody on laptop

hey all.
im trying to install Debian on my laptop, however, when the boot disc attempts to load the kernel for the install, it is freezing upon this step:

md driver 0.36.6 MAX_MD_DEV=4, MAX_REAL=8

does anybody know away around this? i'd really appreciate it

thanks in advance
Old 01-09-2005, 07:51 AM   #2
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Are you starting up with the 2.2 or 2.4 kernel? at the boot-install prompt type: bf24 and that will give you a 2.4 kernel. Maybe that will help (if you aren't doing that already)...
Old 01-09-2005, 01:25 PM   #3
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i tried that, but still no luck
Old 01-10-2005, 06:48 AM   #4
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Try the net-installer, Sarge I believe (the testing version). It is great!
Old 01-10-2005, 11:27 PM   #5
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Daniel, my understanding is that d-i is for Sarge/testing, and baers specified Woody in his subject line.

That said, baers, any reason not to install Sarge? I've had a good experience with d-i installing Sarge and the 2.6 kernel (specify linux26 at the boot prompt) from the "business card" image. At package selection time, I just don't check any of the boxes and then install everything I want after base-config is done using apt-get.
Old 01-10-2005, 11:39 PM   #6
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I am intersted in this network install. However i am worried about installing over my network. When i install mandrake it took me along time to configure my wireless adapter with ndiswrapper. If i don not get myself connected to the internet right after the install can i still get all the same options as if i were to boot from a disk?

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