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Old 06-21-2012, 02:31 PM
Paul E Condon
 
Default netinst on old dell hardware

On 20120621_104337, Brian wrote:
> On Wed 20 Jun 2012 at 17:54:08 -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
>
> > Ok. Trying to repeat your work, I accomplish all steps thru 4,
>
> Good progress. At least we now know the mirror and the installer work
> together.
>
> > but I cannot boot to Lenny. Instead I get error message :
> >
> > Error: Couldn't read file
> > Press any key to continue...
> >
> > I press a key and get:
> >
> > Error: You need to load the kernel first.
> > Press any key to continue...
> >
> > Clearly food for thoughts about debugging the hardware.
> > Why isn't the kernel there? I answered all questions about kernel by
> > accepting the offered defaults.
> > Ideas?
>
> This is GRUB complaining. I accepted all its suggestions when setting it
> up in d-i, but cannot remember what they were! You could go back and
> re-install or edit the GRUB entry to boot from it.
>
> > ( My idea is that maybe there is not enough RAM on this box. How much
> > should be needed? This box has 512MB according to sticker on it from
> > the vendor. )
>
> The RAM is perfectly sufficient for what you are doing.

I need to find something else to blame... something fixable...
Thanks.

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Paul E Condon
pecondon@mesanetworks.net


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