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Install libretto 100ct with linux

Sat 20 January 2007

Ok so the nightmare of installing the Libretto 100ct with linux with no cdrom!:

connect the libretto hard drive to the usb cradle and mount it on the other linux box ill use /dev/sdb as the external drive. use fdisk to partition the drive Part 1 = 20MB Part 2 = 2G Part 3 = 256MB Part 4 = the rest of the space Download the initrd and vmlinux from the HD-media on the debian site for the version you wish to install Create a directory on the second partion boot/newinstall and copy these files there next download and copy the debian-netinstall.iso to the root of this partition.

next create a directory in boot called grub copy the stage 1 stage2 and menu.lst from your linux box to the grub directory so we should have /mnt/boot/grub stage1 stage2 menu.lst /newinstall vmlinuz initrd.gz /debian-netinst.iso

edit the menu.lst file

title New Install kernel (hd0,1)/boot/newinstall/vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=12000 initrd (hd0,1)/boot/newinstall/initrd.gz

next we need to configure the grub boot

simon@simon-laptop:/mnt$ sudo grub —batch —device-map=/dev/null <> device (hd0) /dev/sdb > root (hd0,1) > setup (hd0) > quit > EOF [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename. ]

grub> device (hd0) /dev/sdb grub> root (hd0,1) grub> setup (hd0) Checking if “/boot/grub/stage1” exists… yes Checking if “/boot/grub/stage2” exists… yes Checking if “/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5” exists… no Running “install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) /boot/grub/stage2 p /boot/grub/menu.lst “… succeeded Done. grub> quit

The disk is now usable place this in the libretoo and it will boot and start to install. Good luck

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