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Old 04-05-2004, 07:06 AM   #1
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Angry cdrom problem installing DEBIAN 3.0 WOODY

Can someone help a newbie installing DEBIAN 3.0. "WOODY".

I have a AMD ATHLON 700 Mhz whith 2 Hard disks (/dev/hda and /dev/hdb) and a PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W1210A (/dev/hdc).

I boot my pc from CD and the Debian installation starts.
on boot: I write bf24
I choose en (English) as language and qwerty/it as keyboard.
I choose /dev/hda7 as swap partition and /dev/hda6 as root partition with reiserfs as filesystem.

When it comes to install the KERNEL AND DRIVER MODULES, I am asked to insert the first CD of DEBIAN in my cd drive and I confirm the directory "tmnt/dists/woody/main/disks-i386/3.0.23-2002-05-01" as the directory to use to install the kernel and the modules.

when it comes to install THE DEVICE DRIVER MODULES I browse through the various options but I do not find any isofs or ide-cdrom modules, so I suppose that they are included by default in the kernel.
I configure the network, install the basic system using /dev/cdrom as medium, the installation program asks me for the first DEBIAN CD and I confirm /instmnt as directory to be used for the installation.
I reboot the system.
When the system restarts I enter in the DEBIAN Configuration where I configure the various things like time, passwords ect... When it comes to the APT CONFIGURATION, I choose cdrom and enter /dev/cdrom but the cd is not recognised and I have to quit the APT CONFIGURATION.

when I logon as root I check:

/dev/hdc ----> it exists,
/dev/cdrom is a link to /dev/hdc
in /etc/fstab I have:
/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 ro.user,noauto 0 0

but, when I type:
mount /cdrom

I have this output:
ide-floppy driver
hdc: driver not present
mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device

if I type:
modprobe isofs
I have this output:
modprobe: can't locate module isofs

So, I have no cd to read from to lookup for modules that have not been installed by the installation program, I am stuck and I do not know how to proceed.

I would really like to learn DEBIAN but if I can't even install it It will be impossible for me to try, so can someone gently tell me where I have done wrong ? or how to fix this ?



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