Re: installing on an older machine
From: Sergio Basurto (basurto_at_canada.com)
To: email@example.com Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 08:56:05 -0700 (PDT)
On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 08:52:06 -0400, Rick Pasotto wrote:
> I am trying to install debian on an old hp vectra.
What version and distribution are you trying to install
> (testing) install
> goes along fine, finding the nic and downloading stuff
> from the network
> but then it reports that it can't find any
> partitionable media.
If it is Debian, this suggest that the installation
does not recognize your hard drive. It does not load
the correct driver.
> there is a 1.7 gig hard drive that currently has a
> stripted win95 on it.
Which hard drive do you have??
> Could there be some hardware mod I need to make or is
> the install
> program at fault? There was a report-hw program in
> that I piped
> through more. It found lots of things but stopped when
> it couldn't find
> I'm using install floppies dated 8-1-2004.
> What should I try next?
There are a couple of ways of workout this but depends
in the questions above.
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