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Old 12-09-2006, 03:30 AM   #1
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Post Request: Step by step solution for USB cdrom installation

Hello fellow Debian users. I have an LG GSA E10N Super-Multi USB cdrom which I have used successfully with cdrecord (Just Work [TM]!) to burn an Etch installation cd. However I cannot seem to be able to install properly from the cd. I boot without any problem (select cdrom in bios and it appears in the list in bios as a cdrom) but the installation program fails because it seems to find it as a floppy (which it cannot access) and just doesnt work.

According to the installation manual [1] it should be possible to install from USB cdrom. But I just dont understand what I am doing wrong? Has anyone successfully installed Debian from a USB cdrom here? How did you go about the problem of cdrom being detected as a floppy? (Or whatever the "real" problem is)

Thanks for your time and help,
Henrik Holst

Old 12-11-2006, 04:09 AM   #2
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USB CD-ROM drives are also supported, as are FireWire devices that are supported by the ohci1394 and sbp2 drivers.
I'm not sure but you may need to make sure one or both of those drivers listed above are being used, by switching consoles, during the installation routine.

I got that from the link you posted.
Old 12-19-2006, 07:33 PM   #3
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It's pretty hard for someone to give you a step-by-step not knowing anything about your system. Even if you posted the exact system it'd still be a very long post to cover everything.

This has pretty much all the info needed to get it going. It's actually very easy. After you go through it once, the second time (like helping a friend or using on a second system) takes only a few minutes.

Good luck,


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