Subject: Re: Install from FAT16 partition...
To: Andy Ball <email@example.com>
From: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/01/2001 09:33:16
On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Andy Ball wrote:
> Now, here's where it gets odd. I have downloaded the binary
> distribution sets (sans X at present) into a directory in
> the primary FAT16 partition. What do I tell sysinst when it
> asks me what device the unmounted filesystem is on?
After choosing "Utility Menu" -> "Exit to Shell", "disklabel wd0"
should tell you which device has the MSDOS type filesystem (probably
wd0d), but I don't think sysinstall will mount a dos filesystem.
If that's the case, what you could do is mount it anywhere but "/mnt"
or "/mnt2" (e.g: "mkdir /d; mount /dev/wd0d /d"), exit the shell back
to sysinstall, then install from a _mounted_ filesystem.