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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 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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Replacing Windows 10 with Debian [closed]

I recently got a ThinkPad with the specifications below: Lenovo ThinkPad T430 i5-3230M 500 GB Lenovo ThinkPad T430 2349-Core i5 2.6 GHz-3230M/64-bit Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Professional 64-bit ...
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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 pretty new to Linux, still extra new to Debian. 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-...
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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 ...
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How to resolve Depends: libwinpr2-2?

When I want to install any package like gedit: sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean apt install gedit Output is: You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these. The ...
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How to use apt to install specific packages from within Debian Installer?

I am trying to do a Debian install with no X, print server, etc. I only want to install the "standard system utilities" tasksel. But if I wanted to install certain packages like network-manager, ...
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debian boot error

I'm trying to boot Debian to a laptop sorry for not copying and pasting. I used etcher to create a bootable usb drive and everything seemed to install fine. I'm in way over my head as far as how to ...
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What is the the solution for the error"Platform MSFT0101:00: failed to claim resource 1?

I have been trying to install debian 8 to my laptop yet i could not because i am getting errors like "Platform MSFT0101:00: failed to claim resource 1" and uncompression error.
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Unmount partition mounted at /home and move /home to partition mounted at /

I have two partitions on my Debian machine. One(first) is mounted at root / and the other(second) is mounted at /home(There are two users root and ako in /home/ directory). Now, I want to unmount ...
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Debian LiveUSB created with `Rufus` (windows) works but not when created with `dd`

I am trying to create a bootable USB using the hybrid iso image of debian from https://cdimage.debian.org/images/unofficial/non-free/images-including-firmware/9.3.0-live+nonfree/amd64/iso-hybrid/ ...
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Get kernel panic when running Debian installation iso from hard drive

I placed the debian installation iso file in /boot/iso and carefully followed the instructions on the debian website. My grub entry at /etc/grub.d/40_custom looks like: menuentry "Debian 9.3.0 ...
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Debian installer doesn't detect disk

I had Debian installed next to Win10 on my Dell XPS 15 9560, but a few days ago some Windows update damaged it and this was showing to me (and it was displaying initramfs prompt): So I formatted the ...
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debian stretch 9.3 insert disc labeled [closed]

i keep having this ""Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux 9.3.0 Stretch - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20171209-12:11' in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press [Enter]" when ...
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Minimal BASH-like supported… after installing Debian. How to proceed now?

I just installed Debian Stretch from a live USB. I left the installation do all the partition and such automatically. But I reboot to a black screen that says: Minimal BASH-like line editing is ...
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Debian9 installation from 1400 to 150 packages without desktop

For my personal laptop I will install Debian9 with lightDM/Awesome. During the installation process (with tasksel) I have just checked standard system utility. Just for my comprehension, if the ...
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grub error: you need to load kernel first

I'm installing Debian 9 on an HP ProLiant DL180. When I boot from a USB drive, it opens grub2 and when I type boot it gives an error : you need to load kernel first.
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dpkg fail install 'code-oss'

Hi I wanted to install Visual Studio Code on Raspberry Pi 3 After install vs code via dpkg I got error: sudo dpkg -i ./.build/linux/deb/armhf/deb/code-oss_1.20.0-1516181563_armhf.deb (Reading ...
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How to use proprietary wireless drivers during Debian USB install?

I downloaded the Debian amd64 netinstall ISO and put it onto a USB stick. The installer runs fine, but my laptop requires proprietary wireless drivers (iwlwifi) to get internet during the install. ...
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Preseed directive to skip another CD/DVD scanning

Please see the image below, is there preseed directive to skip this Debian9 installer step? Currently I use the following config relevant to the package manager: ### Apt setup d-i apt-setup/non-free ...