> Hi, everyone
> I'm trying to install debian to old sony vaio PCG-Z505SX notebook which
> has no bootable cd-rom drive.
> So, I'm installing debian with USB floppy drive.
> When I setup debian using installing diskette, it displays following
> messages in setup procedures:
> Floppy drive(s) : fd0 is unknown type 12 (usb?), fd1 is 2.88M AMI BIOS
> floppy0 : no floppy controlllers found
> Cannot load floppy module
> Giving up!
> /init: 44: sleep : not found
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init !
> The setup procedure was deadlocked.
> How can I solve this problem?
If that said laptop has a network card, which I doubt; you may boot it
off of the network and install a fresh system or clone an existing
installation on to this -- see
In case that above is not workable for you, try taking out the mini
hard-disk from your laptop, manage to hook it on a machine which has
bootable CD or other drive; install whatever and bring back the mini
hard-drive to your laptop. This I'm sure will definitely work, though
you need to tweak around the config files a bit. Modern distros like
LinuxMint and ArchLinux shall take care of these things with help udev
Hope that helps,
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