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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 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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How to edit grub config manually?

I have a USB Debian installer and I would like to add a new menu item to the grub menu (Automated install with some boot parameters). I did find grub.cfg and I added my custom menu item but it does ...
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SD Card not detected for installation?

I wanted to install arch linux to a micro sd card that is in my laptop but when I went to choose a partition my hard drive and usb with the iso were the only partitions found. I tried this again with ...
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Debian on Lenovo Flex 5?

Im planning to buy this laptop off ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Flex-5-2-IN-1-14-FHD-Touch-8th-Gen-i7-8550U-8GB-512GB-SSD-Webcam-Win10/113737155372?hash=item1a7b43432c:g:MW8AAOSwpmhbu0vQ ...
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Cant boot anyother option instead HD

My grandmother gave me a computer, but with Windows, i would like to put Debian on it. But its not possible to select the boot option... It starts on this screen: https://imgur.com/4dFBDif ASUS IN ...
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Debian installation hangs up on `configure the network`

I tried to install install debian from https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/10.0.0-live+nonfree/amd64/iso-hybrid/ but during live installation I could connect ...
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No bootable devices found after installing Debian 10

I have installed Debian 9 on my computer and it works. But I installed Debian 10, then cannot boot my computer. The issue is caused by UEFI. Thanks
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Debian 9 and 10 is not installing bootloader on removable device

I am new to linux, I have installed Manjaro and Lubuntu on partition sda9 of my hard drive without any issues. I always installed the bootloader to a removable device (sdc). I downloaded the Debian ...
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What is the best way to install Debian to a PC without a CD or DVD drive?

I built a PC a few years ago, and didn't include an opticall drive (CD or DVD). I don't know who uses them anymore but I don't. Now I want to install Debian to the PC, but it wants to detect a CD-...
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Debian10 boot problem when booting between external USB vs SSD

I have installed Debian 10 on an internal hdd it worked fine with UEFI secure boot. When I installed second Debian on external USB, then it only boots from that USB. When I unplug the USB from ...
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multiple drives in partman

I use Foreman to deploy new host and in the partition tables I can't find the right recipe to format with multiple drives. Here is my configuration test : 2 drives (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb) actual ...
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Correct place for EFI when installing Debian 9.9

I am installing Debian 9.9, I want this layout for my 1 TB hard disk with 8 GB Ram. Size Name / Mounted at 512 MB EFI System Partition 40 GB / 8GB /...
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Custom built kernel supposedly not usable on amd64 during preseeded installation

I need a more up to date kernel than what even buster ships with (5.1.x to be precise) due to the hardware I'm using. Building that kernel is nor problem whatsoever 8building it with make deb-pkg) and ...
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Where does the Debian installer choose MBR vs GPT?

I am able to install Debian 9.9. My query is: how does the Debian installer decide whether to use MBR or GPT? I don't see that option while installing Debian.
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Prevent the debian installer from assuming that my RTC is using localtime

I've just installed a debian system, and just like the last time 10 years ago, it has b0rked my machine by assuming that my real time/hardware clock was using localtime, despite me not having told it ...
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Why debootstrap can only run as root?

I want to download Debian system using debootstrap (creating chroot environment) and when I run debootstrap stable ./dir $debian_ftp, debootstrap says: E: debootstrap can only run as root Why can't ...
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Debian 9 installation on HP laptop fails

Last week I downloaded from debian repo the debian 9.8 installation image and over the last couple of days I'm trying to install it on a HP laptop. The laptop has uefi hardware so i did the following ...
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How can I (re)show post-installation notes?

Occasionally, a package shows a post-install message. How can I replay this message for a given package on a Debian system? Compare to FreeBSD: pkg info -D PACKAGE Compare to MacPorts: port notes ...
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Issues with installing NetworkManager during Debian installation with preseeding

I'm currently in the progress of preseeding a Debian installation with custom setup scripts running after the actual installation to create a simple installer that will create everything that I need. ...
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Installing Debian to Supermicro

Debian-9.8-netinst, Supermicro X8STI-3F (Xeon E5504, 2.00 GHz, Bios ver 1.0c, LSI MegaRaid 8208ELP (rev 08) with four SAS HDD 146Gb Seagate. During installation debian doesn't recognize HDDs. What ...
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How to Install Linux without CD/USB

I have a machine with no CD/DVD drive. I do not own a USB. This device has only 32gigs of memory. I have a Kali iso that I want to install on it. The notebook currently runs on Debian. Any ideas on ...
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Manual partitioning for encrypted LVM setup is blocked

I am trying to Install Kali Linux on my MacBook Pro for dual boot with Mac. Here is the GUI I am talking about (the same is in Debian and Ubuntu, but just to clarify this I found image in google): ...
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Cannot even start Devuan/Debian installation

I have a problem installing Devuan Linux 2.0 from an USB memory stick. What happens is that after the first menu, where I have to select graphic/textual installation, all I get is a blank screen. I ...
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install grub bootloader dynamically to multiple disks

I am trying to preseed installing grub dynamically with to two disks with an early_command. I am using IPXE. Here is the relevant part: d-i partman/early_command string \ DISKA=$(realpath /dev/disk/...
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Where is the OS platform after downloading the Debian Linux app from the Microsoft app store?

I downloaded the Debian Linux app on my computer from the Microsoft app store however the only thing that appeared after entering my username and password was the command prompt. I understand that ...
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Debian USB installation

I am trying to install Debian 9 in a computer which doesn't have a DVD drive, which means that I have to install it through USB. I have tried several methods that I found on the Internet such as using ...
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Preseeding debian installation still asks for network card

I am using debian installer together with a preseed config-file to automate installation steps. Currently the network-card selection still shows up and I cannot find out why. I have the following ...
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Boot a Debian firmware-nonfree netinstall USB device with GRUB2

I have an Apple MacMini Intel running a Debian Stretch (no BIOS-like boot list, just standard GRUB2). I would like to boot on a USB device to set a fresh new installation, with the latest firmware-...
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How can you complete a Debian installation interrupted just before “Finish installation”?

I am trying to get Debian installed on a device that doesn't have enough battery capacity to power the display on full brightness for long enough to complete an installation, even while plugged in. I'...
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Trouble with libc6 in Debian

I have a Debian i386 system, recently updated to 9.8 stretch. I need to install libc6_2.28 for an application, but the system doesn't. If I run sudo apt-get -f install libc6 the result is: 2.24-11+...
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Error installing Ninja-IDE for Python as .DEB package

I am unsuccessfully trying to install Ninja-IDE (a lightweight Python IDE) using the .DEB file which I downloaded from their website: http://www.ninja-ide.org/downloads/. It seems that a dependent ...
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How reinstall Debian with LVM and LUKS and keep /home?

I need to reinstall Debian - format / and /boot but keep /home. / /boot and /home are encrypted and LVM How I can do this ? df -hl --block-size=G Filesystem 1G-blocks Used Available Use% ...
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Why is my Debian 9 (Stretch) Linux kernel not getting upgraded after 'apt install'?

I spent the better part of the month trying to install, reinstall, delete manually, and reinstall the latest linux-image-4.9.0-8 (or thereof) onto my Debian 9 (Stretch), but it will always (re)...
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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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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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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 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 ...