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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Linux (Debian) on a Surface Pro 8

I have been investigating for a few days if I can install a Linux distro (Preferably Debian) what I have seen so far is information on the Surface Pro 7 I do not know to what extent it is different or ...
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Installing Debian on the same partition as Windows

I’m trying to dual boot Debian with Windows 10. The problem is that Windows isn’t able to shrink the partition due to an error I wasn’t able to resolve… So i was wondering, is the Debian installer ...
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Is there any Debian 11 ISO (~700MB) for offline installation?

In previous versions of Debian, there used to be a version of ISO designed for offline installation. Here is an example for Debian 10: debian-10.12.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso However for the latest ...
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How to fix this calamares bug

today I did a fresh install from debian 11 (with my old $HOME)and run in this calamares bug How can I fix this? alex@Taomon:~$ LANG=C alex@Taomon:~$ id uid=1000(alex) gid=1002(alex) groups=1002(alex),...
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"Package 'open-vm-tools' has no installation candidate" on Debian 10 [duplicate]

I'm following these instructions to install VMWare open tools: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/11.0.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vmwaretools.doc/GUID-C48E1F14-240D-4DD1-8D4C-25B6EBE4BB0F.html In ...
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Unable to PXE install with DVD Repo in Preseed

I have set up an nginx instance where it hosts the entirety of the DVD debian 11 iso file. This because I want to use it as a repo. It's unsigned, but the Release file and packages are there as it ...
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What is the m7601.bin firmware in Debian 11?

While installing Debian 11, in the very early stages the installer warns that it does not have firmware called "m7601.bin". It asks if I have this file on an ejectable media, like a USB ...
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WARNING ** : bad d-i Packages file (time distortion or clock problem)

I install a linux archive via an old NAS in flash kernel boot, and after struggling with the packages, apt fires me on that: Jan 1 01:08:26 main-menu[209] : INFO : The menu item 'download-installer' ...
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WSL Linux - Kali SET Package Install issue

I'm fairly new to kali-linux, so I apologize for my lack of expertise. I had installed Kali-Linux and Ubuntu successfully and updated everything. However, when installing Packages for Kali (only had ...
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ACPI error (AE-ALREADY-EXISTS) while installing Debian

When I boot up my Debian 11.2 live USB stick it gives me these errors: ACPI BIOS Error(bug) : Failure creating named object[\ADBG], AE_ALREADY_EXISTS ACPI Error: AE_ALREADY_EXISTS, During name lookup/...
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Why doesn't Raspbian apt-get resolve package version correctly?

I am trying to install a couple of utilities on a RaspberryPi (probably model 3B), but I have problems with the apt-get command resolving package versions. Specifically, trying to install minicom, I ...
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GRUB install on Debian 11 live image failed to get canonical path of 'overlay'

We're building a Debian based product. To simplify building these in the factory, I'm trying to build a live disk that will install the main OS. We have an older product that uses this processbut was ...
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lost partition table after dist-upgrade (debian)

My setup is as follows: /dev/sda -> /dev/sda/1 = SSD, unecrypted, ext4 filesysstem, all files in single partitions OS install. /dev/sdb -> /dev/sdb1 - HDD, unencrypted, ext4 - linux raid (...
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no ethernet connection when installing debian

no ethernet connection when installing debian. I am using debian net install. I just need to connect to internet & i plugedin ethernet cable but its unable to connect. I am inside installer so ...
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Installing CUDA Toolkit (11.5) on Debian (11)

The instructions to install CUDA Toolkit (11.5) on Debian (11) are nicely organized here: developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads. But I seem to run in a small dependency issue, whether I try the deb (...
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How do I install Debian offline?

I'm trying to install Debian 11 on a computer without an internet connection. According to the Debian website: To install Debian on a machine without an Internet connection, it's possible to use CD ...
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Debian live is not recognizing my ssd

I originally tried posting this on the Debian forums, with no luck; the forum kept asking me to sign in again whenever I pressed 'post'. My computer has not been working for the past few days. For a ...
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Debian 11 Setup fails with a shim_init() error

Basically I have the same problem as described here (https://linux.debian.user.narkive.com/csvu5OQJ/shim-init-error-for-debian-live-11-0-0-amd64-kde-iso) but I don't have a solution. The only ...
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Linux on an USB drive: Advantages of Rufus?

I have a USB flash drive with a Debian install. Not a "live" system, but a normal full install. I made it with the normal Debian installer, by choosing the USB drive as "hard disk" ...
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How do you load a third-party module in debian-installer?

I'm trying to install Debian Bullseye on a new Lenovo laptop (T14s Gen1). The laptop has a Realtek 8852AE wifi chip, for which currently no driver has been added to the kernel. There is a Github ...
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Is it safe to abort the Debian installer while it's downloading the nonessential packages?

I decided after a while of using Ubuntu that it wasn't right for me, so I decided to install Debian 11 instead. (I had nothing important on the computer.) I got it all working at the beginning, but ...
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Debian Live USB error. Help?

So I have a laptop (Dell G3 3779) with Windows 10 and Pop OS installed (both are on seperate hard drives). Recently, I installed some Dell UEFI Firmware update though Windows 10 and everything was ...
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Error while Installing Debian on a KVM --> apt configuration problem

currently I'm trying to install Debian 10 (newest version) on my freshly rested VM. I'm getting no errors, until the installer tries to Configure the package manager. Then I get the error, that "...
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Debian 10-Gnome-NonFree Full Install Onto USB Impeded By Installer Not Seeing USB Drive

I'm an Ubuntu user who is exploring Debian and want to install Debian 10 onto a USB drive. I downloaded an ISO that has Debian 10, Gnome and non-free software for drivers, etc from here https://...
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Linux Environment on Chromebook Opens Other Programs When Starting Folder

I have been having an issue with the Linux environment on chromebook. I installed Warpinator using flatpak on my Linux environment and noticed it doesn't show other computer or my phone as available ...
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Stuck on creating preseed file for debian

This is terrible... I can't find any about this, I've spend 3 days on it, reading all docs and don't understand what is going on :( As written here ... generating file based on installation answers is ...
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Not able to install or live boot any Linux on Lenovo G50-30 Laptop, Windows 10, FreeBSD and tiny Core linux is working fine

I am trying to install Debian (also tested Ubuntu, mint, elementary os, and many more distributions). Windows 10 is working perfectly fine. I want to clean install any Linux. Live USB is not booting. ...
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Can't get Debian Live running on a Lenovo Ideapad S145

I recently acquired a brand new Lenovo Ideapad S145 and was exciting to have the newest Debian version working on it. But I can't get Debian 10.10 Live USB running after the very first screen on ...
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Does checkinstall command add dependencies in the package?

I learned about checkinstall today. I installed mdp on Linux Lite installed on VirtualBox using checkinstall. mdp depends on a package called libncursesw5-dev, which wasn't installed on my machine. ...
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how to build ubuntu for arm64? (how to give ARCH and CROSS_COMPILE variable to `debian/rules` command)

someone suggested me this would be the right place for asking this question and it seems so from other questions. I hope to get an answer here. (by the way, the reason I'm trying to build ubuntu is to ...
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French keyboard configuration with Packer

I'm trying to setup a Debian (10.9) template with vSphere 6.5 and Packer. I can't manage to get the keyboard in french. I've seen and test various things on the internet but nothing worked and the ...
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My Acer laptop has 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD.......Ubuntu or Mint installer can't see my HDD....What should do I do?

I have an Acer Extensa 15, I had to change SATA Mode from Raid to AHCI. I was trying to make a dual boot of Linux Mint alongside Windows but the installer is detecting the SSB but can't detect the HDD ...
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How Do I Make a Custom Installer on Debian 10?

I am creating a Debian-based distro. I am finished, except I don’t have a live installer. I don’t want to use the built-in Debian installer (the “Graphical Installer” in the GRUB menu). I am thinking ...
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Can I install another Linux distribution to an extra HDD without rebooting?

I have a computer with a Linux distribution installed on partitions in drive /dev/sda. I also have another physical drive, /dev/sdb. I want to install Linux to the second physical drive - to later run ...
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Debian Installation booting into GRUB

I'm having a bit of an issue with my Debian installation on my new Dell XPS 13 2021. It's booting directly into GNU GRUB with no errors, and I can't get it to boot into Debian even with this guide. I'...
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Debian - Intel® I219-V - NIC not detected

I have build a new PC today, however debian installation (10.9.0) cannot detect my onboard NIC. My mobo: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/All-series/PRIME-H510M-E/ One LED is ...
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Debian Apt: architecture not supported by selected mirror

Today I built a new PC, trying to install latest debian 10.9.0, but it always gets stuck on Apt: architecture not supported by selected mirror, I tried already 3 different mirrors. The PC is connected ...
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Any linux working in Acer Aspire 7 (R5 5500U + GTX 1650)?

I have tried installing many linux but none works, most don't get past grub, some doesn't even get installed. Some stuck on black screen with blinking cursor after grub. If anyone knows a fix or has ...
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Replace awk in this command

I am struggling with a preseed-script for Debian and figured out that awk is not available in the installation process. A little context The preseed-script fails at the following line and returns ...
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RAID 1 of /boot/efi partition on Debian

I have a CentOS 8 installation, where the partitioning and RAID 1 configuration where done using the automatic partitioning of the CentOS installer. Here is the output of lsblk: sda 8:0 0 ...
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How to mount /dev/sdb to /cdrom on Debian installation startup

I'm trying to install Debian 10 using this official ISO file: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/release/current/amd64/iso-cd/debian-10.9.0-amd64-netinst.iso I modified this ISO file to automated with ...
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Dual Boot install failure of Debian 11/Win 10 on UEFI only (Dell Inspiron 17 7706) system

I tried to install a root-encypted Debian 11 (Bullseye, netinst, daily build 2021-03-29, cryptsetup) next to the existing Win 10 as Dual boot on a strict UEFI-only system (Dell Inspiron 17 7706, BIOS ...
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Does Debian install *important* packages if standard system utilities is not selected?

Per these: What's the consequences if I don't install the "standard system utilities" of Debian? https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s-priorities there are three ...
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Partition on Debian 10 with 2 Hard Drives (SSD/HDD)

Ok I'm trying to partition my system properly I want to install Debian, and I can't have it guide me automatically so I will Manually partition my disks. I have a 256 GB SSD(nvme) and a 500 GB HDD. I'...
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Can't put "/var/lib/dpkg/info" on a new partition with the debian installer

I put /var/lib/dpkg/info on a new partition and put everything else in "/var" on another partition (suggestion 2 in #21941). Every partition was mounted with the defaults flag and nothing ...
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Does the Debian graphical installer scramble the ordering of logical volumes in a volume group?

What I did Use the graphical installer of Debian buster to create the following partitions on one hard drive. primary partition /boot primary partition (for lvm) Create one volume group G. Create ...
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EFI Installation of Devuan Beowulf?

I have switched to a new computer and tried to install Beowulf 3.1.0 in a pure-EFI setting. I have tried installing on a SATA SSD as well as a a m.2 PCIe SSD. Originally, the plan was a dual boot ...
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Full installation of Debian onto a USB stick

Is it possible to boot the Debian installation medium and then install Debian onto a USB stick instead of to a harddrive? Or even better, is there a way to dd a full Debian installation directly to a ...
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How to install encrypted Debian/Mint on external drive and not overwrite internal ubuntu's grub?

I would like to install new encrypted debian or mint on external flash disk while already having windows and ubuntu installed in dual boot on internal drives. For booting I use ubuntu's grub on ...
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How safe is it to "Cross Install" Debian?

I have migrated to Debian 10 recently and opted for netinstall. I have two old computers that I repurposed as backup PC's which I am currently using. PC Phenom Phenom X4 9750 - DDR2 2GB - Nvidia 8200 ...
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