2006-03-06 11:28:34 UTC
I was wondering if maybe someone here has experience
installing Debian linux 31r1?
I recently downloaded it -
and tried to install, but the
procedure fails because I don't give it the address
of an ftp or http host holding the installation CD.
The messages I get are:
13:14:27 Please select the file download protocol.
If unsure,select "http"; it is less prone to
problems involving firewalls.
13:14:27 Protocol for files download:
13:14:27 1. http [*] 2. ftp
13:14:27 Prompt: '?' for help, default=1>
What I *did* do, was set up an nfs host, as I have
done to install linux in the past, but this time that
doesn't seem to work.
I know the nfs is OK, because from another linux on the
same subnet (which successfully pinged both the debian installer
and the nfs host) I *was* able to perform the mount:
linux02:~ # mount -t nfs 10.1.20.20:/cdrom temp
linux02:~ # ls temp
. DEBIAN DOC MD5SUM.TXT POOL README.TXT README_M.TXT _DISK
.. DISTS INSTALL PICS README.HTM README_M.HTM TOOLS
But on the Debian installer I could not access the nfs.
I tried dropping into a shell to set up the NFS mount:
BusyBox v1.00-pre10 (Debian 20040623-1) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
~ # mkdir cdrom
~ # mount -t nfs 10.1.20.20:/cdrom /cdrom
mount: Mounting 10.1.20.20:/cdrom on /cdrom failed: No such device
And even if I did the mount, how would I get the
installer to use it?
I asked these questions last week on Debian-390, but that list
seems a bit sleepy, and no one responded.
Thank you for any help!