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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Automate Debian installation with preseed in initrd

I'm trying to automate the installation of Debian in a Virtualbox VM. According to this article : If you are using initrd preseeding, you only have to make sure a file named preseed.cfg is included ...
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Which distro support more packages? Arch or Debain based? [closed]

Since there is no apt in arch Linux I m hesitant to use it. Because most package is in either rpm or Deb extension. Is packages of arch Linux lot more than of Debian based distro like Ubuntu?
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Which would be the advantages of a fresh new install despite a system clonning?

Clonned a system via dd, /etc/fstab and mtab files fixing, then grub-install on it. Are there any advantages of doing a fresh new installation despite that procedure? Talking in a matter of system ...
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How do I install Debian from a live-booting-laptop

Is there a way to install Debian from a running Debian with network access? Is so, can anybody point me to a tutorial? Edit I abandoned Windows 7 on my laptop after creating a bootable USB with Debian....
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Creating a portable debian installation

I wanted to install Debian 10.4 (Gnome version) on external usb 3.1 pen-drive for usage on multiple computers.So i searched for tutorials online but most were for ubuntu or manjaro linux.Also i am ...
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How to include and install debian/package.timer file inside deblan package, alongside the package.service

I'm creating a debian package which comprises of a service and some shell scripts and would like to also install a timer in the /lib/systemd/system folder so that the service will get called ...
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Setup Debian mirrors DURING installation

I have to install wheezy on old hardware, because all new versions starting with Jessie won't run on it. I used netinstall image, but have a problem during installation because all debian mirrors do ...
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Debian 10 multiarch installer with or without lvm crypto_LUKS fails due to dummy fatal error of grub

Debian 10 64 bit installation (encrypted lvm - without desktop environment), on entry level laptop (Acer One 10 S1003 - bios 32 bit - processor 64 bit), via multi arch iso, fails due to dummy fatal ...
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Where are the manuals for debconf specific commands?

I'm currently creating a custom live-image installer. Anyways, I'm taking a look at all other packages in the binary stage and many (if not all) are using debconf to show progress bars and take inputs,...
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Sddm is not starting but in theory everything is working!

It wasn't a long time ago when I decided to start an adventure with Linux. I started with a virtual machine (VMware workstation Pro) and everything worked fine. I've picked Debian 10.4.0 distro with ...
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Unable to set setuid bit and file owner in debian package

I have the following structure: ./inst/opt/test/ls: a copy of the /bin/ls binary, just for the sake of simplicity. ./inst/DEBIAN/changelog: test (1) unstable; urgency=low * test 1 -- test <...
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How to handle failed dependencies during installation of a deb package (with dpkg)

TL;DR; If somebody installs my deb package with sudo dpkg -i example.deb, is there a way to add some custom actions (shell commands, similar to postinst) in case of installation with failed ...
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SSH not accepting the correct passwords

I installed Debian 10 on a second drive inside my main pc, the installer gave me the option of installing SSH, which I did. I checked the drive booted still on my main pc which it did (and I was able ...
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Can't start xserver or start any desktop environment after installing Debian

I've recently installed Debian 10 onto a new PC of mine, and I'm not able to boot into the GUI after install. I'm installing Debian off the Live ISO version, but I wasn't able to boot off the live ...
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How to Install Debian 10 to a RAID disk?

I have a problem when installing Debian into my system My system is : Ryzen 5 3500 MSI A320M-A PRO-MAX 2 Pcs of Western Digital Green 120GB SSD I successfully create a RAID0 array configuration from ...
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How can I install Debian with full-disk encryption and a custom sized swapfile?

I'm trying to use a Debian network cd to install it, via the advanced graphical installer. I want to use the full-disk encryption option, but I'm trying to install it on an older machine. I think it ...
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Debian-based can't find partitions

My Issue I attempted to download Kali-Linux on my desktop, and ran into the issue that it would not find any of my partitioning of the disk Photo of partition from: Windows (Disk Manager) Kali Live (...
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Changing graphics mode in grub interactive console (debian/OMV live)

I'm attempting to install Open Media Vault (Debian based). The system boots from CD, but the image takes only top-left corner of the screen and when I select [Install] the image becomes totally messed ...
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Downgrade debian 10 to 9

I would like to install a software in my Debian VPS but I found that it only supports Debian 9. Is it possible to downgrade Debian in my VPS? PS. I would like to install Koha indeed
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Debian10: No such file or directory: /dev/dri/card0

I'm installing Debian 10 but I cannot startx nor have a GUI. I think the problem is about some driver. Here are the errors I've got in /var/log/Xorg.0.log : [drm] Failed to open DRM device for pci:...
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Debian: Why is the base system installation taking so long?

I am installing Debian 10 on a 32GB USB for the sake of trying it. It's been 2 hours, yet it is just in half of the progress. I did all the normal installation progress, I used Etcher for making the ...
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iwlwifi-2030-6. ucode iwlwifi-2030-5. ucode

Cant see WiFi Icon in Debian. I'm using Dell Inspiron 15r 5520 i5. This is the error I saw while installing. Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be ...
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Copying DEB file and install - Error

I build a deb file for Apache2 from its source, also I was able to install and run successfully in the machine which I used to compile. But when I copy(SCP) that deb file to another machine and ...
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How to skip the need to choose “Install” and hit “enter” in automated (preseeded) Debian install?

When automating the installation of a Debian system with the preseed mechanism, I have to manually choose the "Install" option and hit "enter" to start the installation process from an ISO image on ...
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What Debian preseed parameter(s) avoids warning about EFI installation in connection with already installed system on disk?

I'm working on the automation of installing Debian by using the preseed mechanism. The final install question that keeps popping up warns me about an EFI installation. It says an EFI installation may ...
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How to specify reproducible disk partitions in Debian preseed file when device file ordering (sda, sdb …) may change?

I'm about to automate the installation of Debian by using the preseed mechanism (preseed file added to initrd). The computers to be provisioned have multiple SATA disks. I would like to specify in ...
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unable to update application permission denied

Hi there i new to linux and I just enable Raid 10 as a result i can only connect through a putty session and not remote desktop, everything was working fine untill i followed this article https://...
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Debian 10: rfkill not found anywhere, still blocking my wifi

I can find 'rfkill' in '/dev'. But, can't use it. I have no internet connection on my device. RF-KILL is so powerful that, I can't even power on my WiFi interface from Winodws by any means!!!! I ...
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Debian preseed: How to force prompt for hostname and domain?

I have a preseed file which works perfectly in that the install goes from start to finish fully automated without prompts. However, I want to force a prompt for hostname and domain. I have tried ...
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Netinstall without a network connection

If I want to install a debian with a debian netinstaller image, but have no internet connection during the installation progress, what has to be done afterwards? To be more concise: What steps (...
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Configure LVM physical volumes atop entire disk (not partition) with Debian installer

I would like to install Debian 9.8 (i.e. an older version) on a VM with two disks. The first disk /dev/sda is for the boot partition, the second disk /dev/sdb should contain an LVM physical volume (PV;...
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I am unable to pass the screen right after choosing (Debian GNU/Linux Live Kernel 4.19.0-6-686)

I am sort of new here so I would try to explain my problem as precise as possible, am running HP ENVY X2 PC with the following details: Total Memory: 2 GB BIOS Version: F.07 BIOS Vendor: Insyde ...
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What directory to use in Linux to install python scripts

I have a workflow automation system that uses python scripts to run a workflow defined in them. I'm buiding a deb package and in doubt where to install those scripts. I currently in doubt if I ...
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Debian 9 installer to support BCM4360

I plan to install Debian 9 to my Apple Desktop, which has a Broadcom BCM4360 (PCI IDs 14e4:43a0, 14e4:4360) in it. The installer says "Broadcom 4360 WLAN found" but complains "unsupported phy". This ...
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No CD-ROM error during debian installation with USB stick using debian ISO

I copied debian official netinst ISO to my USB stick and installed system with it just fine. I use simple-cdd to create my own custom debian installation DVD, which if I burn it onto a DVD, the ...
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Is there a straightforward way to install Debian with Wifi?

I understand that we live in a post-apocalyptic hellscape where people own the math behind wifi and software freedom is important and yatta yatta yatta yatta. Debian values software freedom and doesn'...
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How to stop new debian stretch installation from upgrade to buster?

I have searched online and all I can get is how to upgrade the dist. However, what I want to is stay with the dist that I am happy with. I have made a custom debian installation DVD using simple-cdd. ...
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How to modify a Debian (Buster) installer to include a preseed.cfg?

I took the Debian ISO and created a bootable USB stick with Rufus. After that I modified the stick to include my preseed.cfg: #! /bin/bash initrd="/mnt/install.amd/initrd.gz" rm -rf tmp mkdir tmp ...
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OEM Debian GNU/Linux installation

I have been asked to install Debian GNU/Linux on 100 computers some time ago. Today I received one hundred labels like this (digital image made from SVG attachment from email asking me to install ...
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transfer closed with xxxxx bytes remaining to read

Trying to download version(5:19.03.4~3-0~debian-stretch) of docker-ce using dockerfile: # apt-cache madison docker-ce docker-ce | 5:19.03.4~3-0~debian-stretch | https://download.docker.com/linux/...
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Linux debian package manager update $PATH

I'm currently using dpkg to manage the installation of our software and would like to install to a folder under /usr/bin/ because I think it is convenient to have all software for our system in a ...
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How to install Debian 10 (Buster) in English language but with German locales?

Based on this question considering Debian 9 (Stretch), maybe there are some updates available. I want to use English language with German locales. Is there an option available to select this ...
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debian simple-cdd adding a firmware package

I am using simple-cdd to create a custom debian installer image. I am adding custom packages and preseeding the installation with answers to the installer questions. I am trying to add a firmware ...
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Kali Linux Does Not Start Up Properly

I'm a bit of a Linux noob, but have installed other Linux OS's before. Kali is the only one that has given me some trouble though. I've installed Ubuntu, CentOS, and Pop!_OS on different partitions ...
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GRUB fails to install during Debian 10 installer (re: UEFI, SuperMicro motherboard)

I've installed a new motherboard into my server (SuperMicro X9DRi-F) and I'm trying to install a fresh copy of Debian 10. However, when it tries to install GRUB it fails: Unable to install GRUB in ...
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I wanted to install debian 10, but before that i would like to get a live session

I downloaded a debian-live. Unfortunately when I boot from the installation media I don't find any option to try it. All I see is options to install and graphical install. My ubuntu just works fine ...
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additional firmware, when installing debian buster, is not detected

I have installed debian many times before, with little problem. What I did: add a vfat file system after the iso image copy firmware-iwlwifi_20190114-1_all.deb to this partition. boot installer (...
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Switch tabs in Debian installer over serial console with PuTTy

I'm currently trying to install Debian on a system with no video output. All I have is serial console. I know how to get it started and all, and even made it install automatically with a preseeded ...
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Installing Debian Buster on a MacBook: How to make internal disk detected? [duplicate]

For installing a dual-boot Debian-Buster on a MacBook Pro (Z0WX) (I would never buy that for myself, but it's needed for work). Steps I succeeded: Disable SIP Disable secure boot Resize/create ...
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How to automate selection of type of installation by editing Isolinux?

I'm trying to fully automate the process of Debian 9 installation, by using a preseed config file. The OS will be installed inside a VM on a remote headless server. The only step which still requires ...

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