Herbert Fruchtl hfruchtl at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Apr 25 22:43:09 UTC 2008

> > I am trying to install 8.04 on an old laptop. After choosing the
> > language, I get into a page starting with "BusyBox v1.1.3" and an
> > (initramfs) prompt. I had tried 7.10 on it, with the same effect.
> Look like for some reason the kernel doesn't find your cdrom.
Possible. It's an external one with a PCMCIA card. But that's of course where the kernel itself is loaded from...
> > It happens before I have the chance to screw thing up
> > myself. The CD is the normal (live) CD, not the alternative one.
> Give the alternate iso a try. It uses the debian installer so there
> is a big chance to get a step farther.
I'll try that next week (better bandwidth from work). Is there a possibility to copy the ISO or the files on it and install from the HD?



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