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Old 05-09-2006, 03:30 PM   #1
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Debian Net install questions

I have used Mandrake before but after having to wipe my hard drive clean I've decided to install the Debian distro on my secondary hard drive using the net intall.
However, I am having a hard time booting to the cd so I can start the installation. I have an older Dell PIII 733 and have tried changing the boot sequence but then it won't do anything. I seem to remember some sort of floppy can be used to boot from. Or is it just the fact it don't like to boot from a CD-RW? Once I can get started I'll probably be ok but I need some help.
Also, will the new install rewrite the Lilo to the MBR? I can't seem to remove the old one.
Old 05-09-2006, 03:59 PM   #2
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yeh it will overwrite the mbr with grub.

Heres the link for creating a boot floppy
Old 05-09-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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Check the CD see if its bootable on other machine, if its working, then may be problem with your CD-rom.

The latest Debian Linux CD can be found on ubuntu site. And its quite friendly to try.


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