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Debian 3.0 Install

I'm trying to install Debian 3.0 Linux to one of the Gateway Professional computers. From disk 1, I entered "bf24" at the boot: prompt to boot to install using Linux 2.4. I selected English (US) install, En (qwerty) keyboard. Repartitioned the drive: 20 GB Hard disk. Partitioned as follows: 100 MB bootable, 1024 Swap (logical), remainder Linux logical. Initialized the swap partition with a bad-blocks check. This step is either taking an incredibly long time, or the computer has hung.

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