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Questions tagged [debian-installer]

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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How to install debian-installer into a bootable iso?

I've created a live image from a previous debian 9 strech using the tool respin and it worked very well. Now I want to add a debian-installer instance to it in order to install this "distro" into a ...
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How to create a .deb package using the source code which would compile and install automatically when .deb is installed in different system

I have the source code and need to crate a .deb package. When it is installed.., it shld compile the source code and install the resulting binaries when the deb package is installed. I know creating ...
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PXE boot debian-installer preseed.cfg - how to get to present only certain questions (eg. hostname)

I'm currently playing around with debian-installer at home (using Devuan Linux) over PXE boot and would like to have the installer ask for a hostname and domain with pre-set default value for the ...
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Override package configurations in a custom debian install configuration [duplicate]

I am making an install disc based off of debian to install the base system with this config: slim auto-logins to root; Openbox autostarts lxpanel and virtualbox. I am trying to make this a small as ...
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Locating source code of the PureOS installer

I have been playing with PureOS installation options (the ultimate goal is to install it dual boot with MacOS on a MacBook Air, but this is out of the scope of this question). What I would like to ...
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gdebi I click install package and it does nothing, just closes

Using Elementary OS 5 Juno. I have tried to install discord earlier and had the same problem, I download the .deb that supposedly should simply open the gdebi package installer, and it does, then I ...
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Trying to install Debian straight to disk [closed]

I am eager to run Debian straight from disk rather than through a VM although I am having trouble getting the install to work. The installation fails at the step "Install the system" The installation ...
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Wrong partition size during install?

Installed Debian 9.6 in VirtualBox 25GB vhd and partitioning said that: "Maximum size for this partition is 26.8GB" "New partion size 26.8GB". df shows 25669860, which seems to be correct. Where ...
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How to install Debian from within Windows without PenDrive Or CdRom

I have A HP Compaq 2230s config original spec the bios is password protected and I have tried everything under the sun to bypass it to no avail. I Like to install Debian on it but I can not figure ...
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How to pass parameters for Debian installer (.deb)

I am developing a specialized Unix application that has the Debian installer (.deb). It needs to get few simple string values during installation. These values must be picked by the post-install bash ...
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Install a package manually -Debian [closed]

I am working on a customized Linux Debian (Debian 4.9.2-10) server. I would like to install crontab, which is not installed in the system neither its letting me configure it using the apt or dpkg ...
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When installing Debian it on a USB external hard drive, Can the file system be corrupted during disk shutdown?

I want to install Debian on an external hard drive but I'm not sure if this could corrupt the file system. I would like you to explain to me if there is any modification to be made to the operating ...
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Debian equivalent to Ubuntu server

I am trying to install Debian 9.5 on my company's server. Problem ! I can't install it without the GUI (I don't need it and I don't want it to be there). I tried all this .iso and the installation ...
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“sqldeveloper-18.1.0.095.1630-no-jre.zip” not found, aborting… error message [closed]

During installation of Debian package builder for Oracle SQL developer in Ubuntu 18.04, I used the following command: make-sqldeveloper-package sqldeveloper-18.1.0.095.1630-no-jre.zip but it is ...
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How to use existing partitioning when re-installing Debian?

I have Debian/Windows dual-boot laptop, and I want to re-install Debian on it, leaving the Windows partition untouched. Basically, I want to leave the specification for all the partitions the same. ...
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Encypted LV “not a valid LUKS device” after Debian Setup

I've just set up a Debian system to try out a couple of projects and improve my understanding of Linux but I'm running into problems with cryptsetup straight after installation. I used the graphical ...
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How to change the block size of a partition during a Debian installation?

I cannot find any option to change the block size or set an exact inode count for my partitions through the available UI options, so I switched to tty2 during the installation and set up all of my ...
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Display related problems during Debian installation

I am building a new PC, and I can’t install Debian. When I start my USB boot drive, I see the booting menu as below. Then when I select "Graphical install" and I get the following problem: When I ...
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LVM2 service is “masked” in Debian

I am trying to install my first Linux system and I am stuck setting up the hard drives. Given my lack of experience I decided to use the guided setup from the hard drive setup screen figuring I would ...
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How does debian-installer configure WiFi during installation?

I am building Raspberry Pi images using the raspi3-image-spec project. Since it isn't the result of a conventional d-i installation, it obviously neither asks nor configures the root with WiFi ...
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Is it still possible to install Debian 5 in 2018?

I would like to install Debian 5 on an older PC, because I expect that the kernel of Debian 5 would work better on this computer. I downloaded the netinstall ISO from debian.org and I tried to ...
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libreadline dependency related Error while installing an app, “seedsync”

I was trying to install Seedsync. I followed the instructions on their github Download the deb package from the latest release Install the deb package: sudo dpkg -i <deb file> ...
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How to prevent network autodetection in debian-install?

I'm trying to use the Debian install media rescue mode on a Sun Ultra 10 so that I can use the shell to investigate an old SCSI disk I have. It seems that the last version of Debian where a SPARC ...
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Installing a list of packages from an URL

I'm trying to install a new version of RabbitMQ on my Raspberry Pi 3, running a new raspbian image (based on debian 9). I was following the installation guide for Debian/Ubuntu, which worked for me ...
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Debian Installer – screen blanks

I want to install Debian on my new Lenovo Yoga 730. I got an installation image onto a USB, but when I tried selecting Debian Installer or Graphical Debian Installer, the screen goes black and ...
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Reinstalling debian on new pc but keep /home, how do I manage uid/gid?

I would like to reinstall debian on a new pc but keep the home partition. I know that during installation I can indicate the home partition but how do I manage the uid / gid of the home directories ...
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Adding ZFS to a Preseeded Debian Installer

I'm looking to create an (internal, for legal reasons) preseeded debian (stretch) installer that will automatically create a root zpool from all available HDs instead of going through (whether ...
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How to install Debian on encrypted LVM partition?

I don't want to use Guided-use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM because I need change encryption type and I don't need /swap I tried to partition like this But it types You have selected the ...
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“Load missing firmware from removable media?” (Debian)

I'm installing Debian from a USB drive onto my laptop, and it's asking me for the following firmware file: brcm/brcmfmac43241b4-sdio.bin I have another Linux distro on my laptop already, so I already ...
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Debian-Live stucked on grub [closed]

I downloaded Debian-Live and write it to USB. When I boot from USB I get to grub and if I click Debian Live I see a screen blink like I clicked it but It wont boot, I'm still in GRUB. Pressing ...
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How to create a debian install media with custom packages?

I already saw that kind of questions but with no real answer. I'd like to build a Debian stretch installation media (with simple-cdd) that ships with stretch-backports packages. I could only go with ...
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Problem with libmariadb-dev, libmysqlclient-dev and libgdal-dev

I'm trying to install libgdal-dev (for an R package I really need) using: sudo apt-get install libgdal-dev But then I get the error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgdal-...
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Debian-installer using PXE with preseeded config and two network interfaces

I'm trying to setup a kind of installation server. In my setup every machine has two network interfaces: - eno1 which is connected to the internet, there is DHCP server that I do not own and can't ...
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Distcheck error at the end of simple-cdd on debian buster

I'm trying to build a custom d-i with simple-cdd. I'm runing it on buster and there's an error after the iso creation : Kunai@Kunai-test:~/Documents/Distrib$ simple-cdd 2018-06-28 10:32:47 ERROR ...
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AMD RADEON R600 GPU installation in debian 9

I'm new to debian 9, I want to install GPU drivers AMD RADEON R600 for my debian 9 but I don't know how to install them it very hard for me to identify the compatible driver for my GPU card.
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debian: step `installing the system` fails on eeepc 1002HA

I have an old (~8years) eeepc 1002HA, laptop with intel atom processor and 160GB HDD. I am trying to install debian 9.4.0, from a iso image that I flashed on a pendrive. The live version seems to work ...
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Which ISO Image Should I Select to Install Debian 9 Stretch?

I would like to install Debian 9 Stretch on my laptop to replace this Neverware Cloudready OS. I am confused why there are three ISO images from the website. https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...
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Trying to execute a .sh file. However, I get the error: Configuration Absent: Installation Failed

I'm running a Debian 8.2 vm and trying to execute a file called install.sh. I've run the following commands: sh ./install.sh sh install.sh apt-get install install.sh The first two above commands ...
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Debian Desktop Environment in Installer

I have researched the heck out of this question and found two pages about the issue but not clarifying it. In the debian-installer during the optional software selection phase you have these options: ...
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Debian System locales corrupt on jessie 8.6

I am Using debian 8.6 and for some reasons i cannot upgrade it, the issue is i want to install some packages for example apache 2.4.29, i used testing repos and to do that and it worked, so now i have ...
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Installing Debian on secondary hard drive [from Windows]

I received an old Windows Server and I'd like to remove everything and put Debian on it. The server is USB-boot protected (if I put a USB key w/ Debian live install, the server doesn't boot) so I took ...
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Install Debian 9 from retina screen

On a retina screen the installer text is too small to be read, both in graphical and text mode. In a live a session text is OK. So I have to install Debian from live session, but it seems that's not ...
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How to install Linux on my HDD and GRUB on my USB

I want to install GRUB to my USB and use that to boot into Linux. What is the way or How to do that ?. My system is UEFI also supports legacy boot (only one at a time). I have seen a duplicate post ...
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Debian on second HDD on MacBook

So I got SSD with macOS X on it and HDD with just files. Can I install Debian on the second one as second OS and still use HDD as storage when using macOS?
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Installing Debian to an external HDD

I had a laptop that ceased to turn on one day due to (what I presume to be) a hardware malfunction. I successfully managed to extract the hard drive from that laptop and place it in an USB adapter. I ...
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SATA device failing IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE request

This is my first time attempting to install debian and I am getting an error. I was hoping someone could help me with it. The following is how I went about downloading & installing: I first ...
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Unusable space problem while create swap area (installing kali linux) [duplicate]

i was installing kali linux along with windows 10 my harddisk partitions are as follow 1.System Reserved- 100MB Primary Partition 2.Windows Installed Folder- 126GB ...
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How to make the Debian installer filesystem writable (to customize the installer)

I created a bootable USB drive with the Debian net installer for amd64. I would like to include some non-free firmware in the installer but the filesystem of the installer on the USB drive is read-...
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curses based network setup/retain setup from Debian install

I ran my debian install wirelessly. I "just" selected wifi card, then ssid, encryption, password. Then selected dhcp, not fixed addresses. Network connected, finished install over network. After ...
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Debian 9 install on an old PC shows Kernel Panic and does not boot

I found an old PC with a AMD Athlon XP and 256 MB of RAM, so i tried to install Debian 9 and use it as a test server. The install was completed without problems, but when i tried to boot the system ...