During the installation of e.g. Ubuntu with the debian-installer, is there any visible (debug) output, where I can see what is downloaded from where?

(I have a local mirror configured, but it is so slow that I want to investigate the situation.)

The problems are:

  • the installer does neither show from where it downloads, nor the speed in it’s normal output
  • in /var/log/syslog is constantly filled with status updates
  • the pager more of busybox can’t scroll back nor search, so it is hard to tell if the installer even echoed the server before downloading a bunch of files
  • ps does not reveal wget or any other download tool with arguments
  • there is no netstat or ntop or similar installed
  • I’m not sure where the files are downloaded, so I can’t not even make a download speed estimate with ls -la by watching some files grow
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    CTL + ALT + F4 should show you the verbose output of the installation. – Hunter.S.Thompson Aug 22 '17 at 11:22
  • @Hunter.S.Thompson, I know that. – But it does not reveal the details. Maybe too much flows through because of my DEBCONF_DEBUG=5 kernel boot parameter? – Robert Siemer Aug 22 '17 at 11:27
  • @GAD3R And what do I do with the shell?; I can have a shell on virtual console 2 and 3 at any time. – Robert Siemer Aug 22 '17 at 13:35

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