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Old 12-31-2004, 06:13 AM   #1
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Debian Dilemma

I've just tried to install Debian Sarge, and it got stuck on the screen "Looking for ways to get at CD-ROM, SCSI: 92%" or something of that sort. It does this every time.

What the succulent sucker is going on here?
Old 12-31-2004, 09:12 AM   #2
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Did you check the MD5 sums to see if your download was OK?
Old 12-31-2004, 09:26 AM   #3
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Personally habala, when I tried to install "proper" debian I "crashed and burned" as I didn't know enough.

I got round that, by installing knoppix to hard drive and then changing all the apt-sources to debian ones.

This was a while ago, which means you've got a few options now. If I was going for debian again, I'd install Ubuntu. Then change all the apt-sources so that any packages that I wanted to install extra, were from debian repositories - plus any updates/upgrade would also come from the debian rep's.

It's just a case of having a decent installer (for decent, read graphic or easily followed). The proper debian one is good, but requires mega amounts of manual configuration.

Maybe that helps a little?



p.s. I've suggested the above as I don't know how to sort your actual problem as it stands!
Old 12-31-2004, 01:47 PM   #4
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when I installed debian the base install wouldn't work, I changed the filesystem of the partition and it worked. Maybe its the scsi drive? Try a different distro that supports the hardware better


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