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Debian-installer (d-i) is the system installation program used by Debian and one of two used by Ubuntu, along with /ubiquity. Use this for questions specifically about d-i. For generic system installation questions, use /system-installation.

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What is the proper way to boot Debian 12 Install CB from GRUB? Can't detect install Media

I need to set up Debian 12 on a remote system and can only access the install media through GRUB. I can boot the image, but it can't find the install media. My /etc/grub.d/40_custom entry is as ...
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Install debian on an old android tablet to replace android [duplicate]

For several months now, I want to install Debian on my old android tablet but I'm unable to find any resources on how to do it. Here is the model of the table: Superpad 7 (crane bc1003 according to ...
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Kernel BUG at fs/inode.c:613 during installation of Debian 12.5.0

I used the Debian 12.5.0 ISO DVD image from the official website and wrote it to a USB flash drive via Rufus. During the "Load installer components from installation media" process got stuck,...
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Which partition should be bootable, and why?

Using Debian 12.5 Bookworm, 64bit I wanted to teach myself how to partition my disks for my needs, so I did this: ——————————————————————————————| [!!] Partition Disks |—————————————————————————————— ...
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Debian installer's partitioner stuck on encrypted NVME SSD

I have two NVME SSDs on my system. The first, M.2_1, has Windows installed on it, and I encrypted it with sedutil. Now I want to install Debian on the second one, M.2_2, which is not encrypted, and I ...
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Boot a kernel of debian installer with expert mode

I want to reinstall my VPS with the debian's official repository, instead of with the image provided by the VPS operator(I don't trust the VPS operator). On original system I installed debian-...
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Debian 12 bootable USB

I bought new MSI motherboard B670 Tomahawk with AMD Ryzen 7800X3D. I want to install Debian 12 on this machine. For last 15 years I was doing this the same way: Download bootable ISO Check checksum ...
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How Does the Debian Installer Search for Firmware on Demand?

Typically, after installing new firmware files, I need to reboot in order for the kernel to detect them and load them for my hardware to work properly. In the Debian installer, however, if you are ...
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Debian 12 Net Install Laptop no WiFi drivers, USB alternative, Upgrade Kernel, realtek b852 rtw89_8852be RTL8852BE 10ec:b852 17-cn3030TU

So got this new laptop HP 17-cn3030TU and decided to not even boot into windows once, and only run Debian :) Problem is the net install of Debian 12 doesnt detect the built in wifi chip (identifiers ...
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Debian installer does not recognize the unallocated space

I am trying to install Debian 12.4.0 alongside Windows 10 in my Asus Zenbook Flip 15 (UX564). Despite having prepared 100 GB of free space for Debian installation (see first picture), the Debian ...
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Old laptop shutdowns during iso installation

The name of the laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 It has a AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology Chip. It had 1 GB of RAM but i upgraded it to 4 GBs (It didn't boot when having 1gb so ...
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When i installed Debian grub wasn't installed

While installing Debian 12 my power went out, so now I can no longer boot. Unfortunately, I do not have a USB drive and I had been installing things by placing the initrd and vmlinux onto the drive ...
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Debian-installer custom luks crypto recipe

I want to automate the install of Debian and have control over how the partitioning is done by providing a custom recipe. It was easy enough (ish) when I wasn't using luks or lvm, but I can't get the ...
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Encrypting multiple new system partitions at once, when they're spread across two physical disks

I am installing Debian. I have two physical disks, and I would like to spread my system partitions across both for better performance. I also want to luks-encrypt my system, and preferably encrypt all ...
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Why does my live linux say no partition when i try to install it

This has made it so i can't install linux. Details: I use a acer aspire 3 with nvme drive and uefi. I am trying to install neon kde. I do not have legacy in my bios.
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How to get a free debian installation image?

According to a recent decision Debian now only offers non-free installation images. How to get a free one? I tried to search the web for one and to change the offered one to remove the non-free ...
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I installed debian and got into GNU GRUB, Need help booting

I installed debain got into grub. The installation was perfect, at last it told me to restart. I restarted and the got into GNU GRUB. I have reinstalled debian 10 times now. I need help in booting ...
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Debian preseed installation is failing if there a previous OS installed

I am trying to automate the install of Debian 12. It is working correctly when I wipe the disk off using a live cd but I want the preseed iso to wipe the disk off instead and continue with ...
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Debian 12 installer does not detect NVMe disks

On a HP ZBook G6 with two Kingston M.2 NVMe SSDs is Windows running without problems. But when booting the Debian 12 installer ISO from an USB hard disk, the Linux 6.0 kernel does not detect these ...
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Remove command line options (mode-flags w/ options) from single line string in file

File mkisofs has the following one line string: xorriso -as mkisofs -r -checksum_algorithm_iso sha256,sha512 -V 'Debian 12.0.0 amd64 n' -o /srv/cdbuilder.debian.org/dst/deb-cd/out/2bookwormamd64/...
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Unable to return to graphical installer during Debian Bookworm installation after switching to a virtual console

I am trying to install Debian on a PowerEdge R830 server. Installation was going smoothly up until the moment I had to pick a mirror. I selected the top choice for mirror in Germany (in the list of ...
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Linux Installer ISO File

I have customized Debian distribution in virtual box i.e. made some changes, installed new tools, add and signed new repositories, and some other minor changes. Now, I want to create its installer ISO ...
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How to reinstall / repair Debian after a failed upgrade?

I followed this wiki tried to upgrade Debian 10 to 11 then 12, but for some reason some part messed up the system and now it can't boot (kernel panic) and entire system is messed up: no apt available, ...
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Using netconsole to log netinstall image boot

I am trying to log kernel boot messages through the ethernet interface over the local network to another device using netconsole following this document: https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/...
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Change distro - Ubuntu 22.04 to Debian 12

I am running Ubuntu 22.04 on a somewhat updated 7 year-old HP Laptop. It has 16GB of ram and 500GB SSD storage; an HDMI output connected to a 32" flatscreen at 720p; a wireless keyboard and mouse;...
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Force MBR install with Debian installer, skipping the EFI detection

I want to install Debian (actually Open Media Server, a derivative) by using a Mac laptop (EFI) on a disk (connected via USB), to then transfer it to an headless machine already installed and ...
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How to cause debian to install from lower pin to get higher version?

I am trying to install amdgpu-lib which has many dependencies from testing and possibly unstable. Not wanting to turn my entire system unstable, I created /etc/apt/preferences as follows: Package: * ...
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Create EFI System partition Debian installation

In Ubuntu you can select EFI System Partition during installation: What is the equivalent configuration within Debian 11 installer using amd64 iso? Which File System, Mount Point and Flags should be ...
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Debian installer, graphical installer, live image, hang on Dell Inspiron 27

I'm attempting to setup Debian on a Dell Inspiron All-in-One system, either as dual boot or replacing the existing windows 10 OS. The installer hangs after entering either the "graphical install&...
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No wireless network option / network hardware is not working properly on Debian "bullseye" stable

I have a fresh install of Debian "bullseye" stable but I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly. As you can see in my settings under "Network", "wireless" is not ...
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which kernel do I install in debian?

I am installing debian onto a vm and I am at a screen asking me to choose a kernel to install. I have 5 options: linux-image-5.10.0.20-686 linux-image-5.10.0.20-686-pae linux-image-686 linux-image-...
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Debian Bookworm RC1 iso installer won't start on Virtualbox 7.0.6 on Ubuntu 22.04.2, how to find the status of this issue?

The installer won't start in graphical mode or text mode. Where to go to review/discuss/report possible bugs in the iso and/or installer? https://cdimage.debian.org/images/bookworm_di_rc1/amd64/iso-cd/...
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Debian installer missing non-free firmware; how to correct?

Tried to install but it said its missing the non free firmware. i already tried burning the ISO with DD enabled. Ive tried google but i need more simple answers (ie in installer, first open console by ...
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No keyboard or mouse input at all in debian installer [closed]

Plugged into motherboard USB doesnt work, Plugged into USB hub doesnt work, hell even my PS/2 keyboard doesnt work (Yes, i am aware someone had this same issue but i am not able to fix it in the way ...
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How do I run debian-installer-launcher on a non-live debian system?

As per the title. I have a working debian install, and I would like to launch the debian installer from that install, rather than booting from usb. Initial attempts at running it present me with this: ...
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Debian 11 doesn't see Disk

At wit's end, I am working with: debian-11.6.0-amd64-netinst.iso, and Dell Latitude 7390 with Win10 Pro Installer does not see the laptop's disk I have tried: Standard procedure for installer to ...
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Where can I find a list of timezone options available during install process of a distro?

I'm building an app where it makes sense for the user to be able to select a different timezone than their actual own timezone for certain operations, without going too much into details, I can assure ...
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How to use devmem command in debian 11?

Why Debian doesn't have devmem2 I tried to install devmem using command sudo apt-get install devmem2 I got the following error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading ...
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Debian 11 GUI Installer - How to "use the largest continuous free space" AND "set up encrypted LVM"?

The Debian GUI Installer provides multiple automated partitioning options. I've had no issues with "use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM" so far. But toady I had to install Debian on a ...
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How to create a live-cd that launches debian-installer and works properly?

I'm trying to create a custom Debian live-cd with live-build and debian-installer. I need a "Desktop" Debian Installer. As described in the manual: "Desktop" Debian Installer: ...
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Can I divide the disk which has linux installed

I have 2TB disk and I partitioned disk into 2 file systems. 1TB is NTFS to be used by windows which is booting from SSD. The other 1TB I am setting it as ext4 and installing linux. Do you think any ...
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How to partiotion a disk for Debian install such as user files are independant from OS and BTRFS snapshot feature is enabled?

Hi everyone, This is my first time installing Debian, and I'm trying to achieve that in legacy BIOS mode, but I'm having a bit of trouble finding the best way of partitioning my disk. One way I found ...
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Any Debian installation always fails eventually on my Framework (the Notebook)

As of yesterday, my debian sid system on the Framework (the notebook company, that builds modular notebook) 11th gen. broke down and I urgently needed my notebook to work, so I opted for a fresh ...
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How to add a public ssh key using debian preseed file?

Using debian preseeding, I want to copy a public key to /root/.ssh/authorized_keys with correct permissions so that I can use ansible to configure the rest of system. I already selected openssh-server ...
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Automatic installation using Debian with preseed inserted into initrd ignores keyboard configuration

This is my full preseed.cfg: # Locales d-i debian-installer/language string en_GB:en d-i debian-installer/country string ES d-i debian-installer/locale string en_GB.UTF-8 # Keyboard d-i keyboard-...
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Debian 11 fresh install boots into grub

I’m brand new to all of this Linux stuff. I installed Debian 11.5 on my iMac using a bootable thumb drive and at the end, when it said installation successful, i pressed continue to boot into Debian. ...
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How to check if minimal Debian was installed after the fact?

Is there a way to check if minimal Debian 11 was installed after the installation was completed? I want to know if standard system utilities or SSH server was selected during installation. The server ...
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Debian installer unable to detect preseed.cfg file

I am trying to do a fully headless Debian install for an old x86_64 Windows NAS that has no display output. Aside from serial interfacing (which is not documented for my hardware), preseeding is my ...
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Best practice for including custom .deb in Debian preseed

I have a bootable Debian 11 USB drive, and I'm writing a preseed configuration file to be loading at installation time. I've written a custom app.deb (not the actual name), and my goal is to have it ...
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Debian-installer preseed: include sub-files and running multiple late_ and early_ commands

I have been using a preseeded USB disk for a few years now, but am hitting a wall. One of my machines needs the RTW89 module and firmware to access the internet. I have succeeded in building the ...
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