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I am trying to install a debian based linux and I think its installer is broken. The live cd works fine, but the setup process always gets stuck at 9% and shows an error ("can't complete setup").

Is there any manual way to install a Linux distro from live CD (specifically debian)? I mean making partitions, copy/pasting all files, updating grub, then general config like root password and adding users.

I have googled but couldn't find a guide. I have found this question here: How to install manually from live CD? [closed] but not a proper guide.

Can anyone please help me with this or direct me to any specific documentation?

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You can manually install Debian using debootstrap. But the installer works fine, you're either using the wrong CD or doing something else wrong. – frostschutz Jul 29 '13 at 9:24
isn't debootstrap is for online ? i am looking for some offline solution like installing from live cd . – shahriar31 Jul 29 '13 at 14:27
Are you sure the CD is OK? – terdon Jul 29 '13 at 15:49
the live cd works well but its installer not .. its kali os 1.0.3 – shahriar31 Aug 2 '13 at 18:29

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