You can use this section if you already have a DOS partition on your target computer. I think it is a faster installation method.
Read the section 5.3.1 "Installing from a DOS partition" from install.txt. This section is also available on the Debian CD in the html file ch-install-methods.html.
I am just going to help you to make the first point : "1. Get the following files from your nearest Debian repository"
The transfer is easy with the floppy-disc based Linux from tomsrtbt.
Export the source cdrom drive via nfs.
Read the file tomsrtbt.FAQ
Create the floppy under DOS or Linux, you have the choice.
Linux installation: a) extract the .tar.gz archive b) Be root c) Be in the tomsrtbt-<version> directory d) Have a blank floppy with no bad sectors e) Do './install.s'
Boot the target with the floppy. Login as root.
$ insmod plip $ ifconfig plip1 192.168.0.1 pointopoint 192.168.0.2 \ netmask 255.255.255.255 up $ route add -host 192.168.0.2 dev plip1 $ mount -t nfs 192.168.0.2:/cdrom /cdrom $ mkdir /c $ mount -t msdos /dev/hda1 /c $ mkdir /c/debian $ cd /cdrom/dists/stable/main/disks-i386/current/ $ cp resc1440.bin drv1440.bin base2_1.tgz root.bin linux \ install.bat loadlin.exe /c/debian
\ means the command line continues on the next line.
cp command takes some time. When finished, remove the
floppy and then :
Boot under DOS.
C:\> cd debian C:\DEBIAN> install
Now you start to install Debian from a DOS partition. You do not need plip or floppy during the installation process. Everything deals with the hard drive. Read the Debian install documentation, it is very good and clear.