[TAG] Debian Installation
rus.cahimb at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 08:37:20 MSD 2006
> I doubt it. I would have thought that update CDs are only sufficient to update
> an existing installation, not to install from scratch.
Ifso, then I have wasted two CDs.
> If you want to minimise the number of CDs you have to create, I would suggest
> that the network installer is probably best
> I'm assuming that you have a suitable connection for a network installation,
> as you have the bandwidth to download CDs.
OK, I tried this, downloaded the net install version of .iso and
installed Debian.At the end of installation, it detected other
operating systems (Fedora core 5) and updated the GRUB.
At the time of installation, Debian could not recognize Ethernet card,
hence installed without networking support; but after installation, am
able to boot but had to skip the section regd network configuration
Another interesting observation : the system is not able to boot into
Fedora (which was working before the installation of Debian), the
system tries to load the kernel and then reboots at some point (which
am not able to pinpoint).
Looks like, I have to spend time over the weekend and restore working
condition with Fedora.
Of course, I have installed Debian on a separate physical second disk
than that of Fedora (installed on first hard disk).
> Assuming that the update CDs are supposed to be bootable, you also need to
> check the method you used to burn the CD. It's a common error to create a new
> filesystem on the CD containing the .iso file, rather than copying the
> filesystem from inside the .iso onto the CD.
> If you're burning the CDs with k3b you need "Tools->Burn CD Image", not "new
> data project".
Yes, this is how am burning my CDs.
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