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Old 09-11-2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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Installation question

How folks,

I'm prepared to install Debian-30r2 on a P-II PC and have the relevant 7 CDs burned already. Unfortunately the hard drive can't be defected after booting up the PC with CD-1 because the former is connected to a ATA-66 controller. The booting sequence on BIOS only allows selecting;

Cdrom, A, C
Cdrom, C, A

Cdrom, SCSI, A

Alternatively I can make net installation as the PC is connected to 3MB broadband. However it is a slow PC installing from source may take lengthy time to complete.

Previously I installed RH9 on this PC by connecting the hard drive to Primary IDE first. After installation completed the hard drvie was reconnected to ATA-66 controller. It worked for me. I have no idea whether the same trick can apply to Debian.

Kindly advise whether there are other solutions.

Besides I tried to make a rescue/boot floppy from another Linux box by following the section "4.3.1 Writing Disk Images From a Linux or Unix System" of the installation manual under /cd-1/doc/install/doc/ch-install-methods.en.html#s-create-floppy

dd if=file of=/dev/fd0 bs=1024 conv=sync ; sync

What shall I substitute the file of 'if=file'


Old 09-11-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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oops, made a mistake.

Last edited by macondo; 09-11-2004 at 07:05 PM.


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