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 securely verify that package-installed files match originals (Debian)?

From the question How to verify that package-installed files match originals? I understand that you can run the following command for a package: dpkg -V <package> The reason why I am carrying ...
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Steps for automounting Encrypted LVM in debian using preseed configuration file

Issue: Cryptsetup Encryption key creation command halt in the preseed stage. Command: echo passphrase | cryptsetup luksAddkey encrypted_partition_label_name key_file_path Example: echo "...
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Installing Debian from a Running Ubuntu Image

I'm trying to overwrite my Ubuntu image on my late 2012 Mac Mini. I had just successfully installed Ubuntu on this Mac Mini from a USB drive by selecting it in the boot manager a couple of weeks ago. ...
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selecting disks for system Debian installation

I'm installing Debian/buster using a preseed file. #### Partitioning d-i partman-auto-lvm/new_vg_name string sys d-i partman-auto-lvm/guided_size string max d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean ...
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How can I properly install Debian on a laptop that used to have windows? (There is probably a problem with MBR)

I recently broke the screen of my Lenovo Ideapad 110S-11IBR, so I decided to use it as a NAS device. After I tried to install a Debian-based NAS operating system I ran into a problem: Even though the ...
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Size of EFI System Partition (ESP)

The default Debian installer partition scheme creates a 500MB ESP mounted on /boot/efi. All of my servers only have a couple MBs on that partition. My question is: why such a large partition? And ...
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Debian cannot recognize Ethernet card B550M during installation

My system consists of a B550M AORUS PRO-P motherboard. I tried installing Debian Desktop 10.6 as a dual boot, but during the installation it doesn't recognize my Ethernet card. I couldn't find the ...
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How can I clipboard to my Debian 9 server?

I recently switched over from CentOS 6 to Debian 9. Now I can't however copy/paste to my server through the VNC viewer. It must be missing something. Does anyone have an idea how to fix this issue? I'...
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installed debian in a multi hard disks environment but when I restart I get “operating system missing” message

I have 4 hard disks installed: ssd with windows; hd with other stuffs; hd 1TB where I installed debian; hd with windows home. I installed debian in the third hd, creating 3 partitions inside it: ...
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Can't install GRUB bootloader to biosgrub partition in RAID1 Soft Array

I'm attemting to install Debian 10 onto a server rack with a RAID1 software Array. I have a Dell EMC PowerEdge RAID Controller S150 which sets up the virtual disk in the BIOS before the Debian 10 ...
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Why is this install command returning 1?

I am drowning, would any one of us be so kind to throw me a lifesaver... in time :) I am adventuring myself in deployment a .NET Core Worker Service app in Linux. Am trying to create a package for ...
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How to install a minimal Debian?

I am looking for a minimal version of Debian, I would install something like the Dekstop Environment by myself, just like the Alpine installer. Is there some minimal installation of Debian?
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Where shall I store dotfiles on Debian ISO to preseed them after?

d-i preseed/late_command string \ cp -v --no-preserve=all /dotfiles/.whatever /target/home/user/; \ in-target sed -i "1s/^/\/\/hi there from $(date)\n/" ~/.whatever Is it ok to store ...
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Installing Debian 10: Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware

So I downloaded firmware.zip from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/firmware/stable/current/ And extracted it and copied all of the .deb files to the root and to /lib/firmware (...
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Linux (Feren OS) installation does not detect partitions of drive

I currenty have a system with three drives: two SSDs and one HDD. I have Windows 10 installed on the first ssd (C:/) and I want to install a linux distro - Feren OS 64bit JULY 2020 - as a secondary OS ...
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Using preseeds to only display some pages during installation

I'm trying to configure the preseeds for my Ubuntu install and am getting confused about how exactly to do this. Here's what I'd like to do for each page: Install Language : Don't show, just use ...
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Firmware: Failed to load ath10k during Debian installation

Whenever I try to install or test the Debian live image (gnome) on my machine, I get an error talking about a failure to load the firmware ... and then it opens a black screen, it never boots gnome (...
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How can I replicate what any given distro's automatic partitioning tool is doing?

I want to be able to use the steps carried out by the distro's auto-partitioner to get an idea of good practice and also to be able to make my own changes to the partitioning process where I feel I ...
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Debian 10.5 non-free firmware iso recognizes the wifi module I need (RTL8723BS) but doesn't find it on the my liveUSB

It also goes back to that step when I try to skip it. The iso I downloaded is called 'firmware-10.5.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso'. I went with the non-free image just in case, and to have the lowest chance of ...
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How to add a package to the Debian ISO so that it's automatically installed

I am following the manual here: DebianInstaller/Modify/CD First I made a deb file(called mytest.deb). Then bsdtared a Debian ISO (debian-10.1.0-amd64-netinst.iso) into a directory called buster-iso, ...
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How to resolve dpkg error in terminal while installing python

I face this problem while installing python3.7 in raspberry pi 3. I had attached the terminal commands and errors below. Kindly have a look at it and hep me to resolve this
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What is it that makes sound in Linux so harder than Windows? [closed]

Im a Debian user but posting here anyway. Since earlier versions of Windows sound just works, even drivers wasn't necessary to install to a basic sound input/output, you just install Windows and ...
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How do I ask for user input and pass into a file while debian package installation?

I would like add some parameters into my .service file such hostname, IP, username, password, during debian package installation. I created a debian package installion for my python script but I do ...
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“No display manager selected for the display manager module” while installating Debian

I was trying to install debian 10.5.0 to my laptop with live CD (downloaded from debian official website), the installation failed on about 48% and error message as below Installation Failed No ...
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Is it possible to install Debian on a RAID5 array? GRUB failing to install

I have a Dell Optiplex for which I purchased four 4TB disks. I am trying to install Debian 10 on this machine. I'm hitting a wall when it comes to installing GRUB. I get vague error at this point of ...
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How to make a hybrid Debian 10 Installer 32 bit to 64 CPU?

This is a problem with several solutions around the web, however, I didn't find any recent, not even for a Debian 8 or 9. In my Mac Mini 2007 without optical drive, the only systems I can boot are Mac ...
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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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Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The missing firmware files are: iwlwifi-2030-6. ucode iwlwifi-2030-5

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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