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Old 09-11-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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i have a Samsung N210 and i have been trying to load Debian on it but have failed using netinstall and USB. I downloaded the ISO,pxelinux.0, netboot.tar.gz, and created the usb boot using unetbootin, went through the installation, selected to use the entire disk and now it fails to boot. I just get the cursor with nothing else on screen and cannot type any commands. how do i get it working?
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DebianEeePC/HowTo/InstallUsingStandardInstaller - Debian Wiki
Lenny (stable) system using the standard installer:

1. Download the Lenny netinst ISO image from
2. Download boot.img.gz from
3. Using an empty USB device, do

# zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdX # where sdX is the device your USB media is using

4. Mount the USB device (i.e. /dev/sdX, not /dev/sdX1) and copy the netinstall ISO image to it.
5. Reboot and boot with the USB drive connected

Updated Lenny backports d-i *Use at own risk* :
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thanks a lot for that info. I got it to boot and now i'm working on getting wireless connection working and mounting the printer etc. great kung-fu! thank you loads
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