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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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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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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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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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Black screen while installing Debian 8.8

I wanted to install Debian 8.8 on my laptop which was using ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I downloaded the netinst and used rufus to burn it on a USB. I booted on the USB and I got the menu screen, but when I ...
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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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Debian live install ''How to launch the installer on the terminal without aborting the live session?''

On debian Jessie Live CD it is possible to run the installer by choosing Install debian Jessie or by running sudo debian-installer-launcher from the terminal , but the installer will be launched on ...
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Debian laptop installation fails due to debootstrap error “Failed to determine the codename for the release” at “Install the base system”

So I'm trying to install Debian 9.0 to my laptop (UEFI) via DVD and everything worked fine except that the mousepad doesn't work (yet?) and that I'm getting this error: Debootstrap error Failed ...
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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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Tool to create recipe to preseed partitioning

I want to preseed an Ubuntu 12.04 installer using a custom partitioning recipe. My disk layout is reasonably complex, and so is the recipe syntax itself. Hand-crafting such a recipe seems tedious and ...
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Install Debian from the hard disk replacing the host Linux system

I have a old computer that i want to re-purpose into a storage server running debian, as i'm already used to it, but the problem is that the computer is runing Ubuntu and the BIOS only reads floppy ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Screen corrupted after booting debian 8.5 installer

Problem: I'm trying to install Debian 8.5 Linux (amd64 netinstall from USB) on a Fujitsu Lifebook P701, but after I select "Install" (or "Graphical Install", or anything else) from grub, I get ...
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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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While using a debian preseed how to assign hostname manually? [closed]

I made a preseed.cfg for a Debian 9.7 netinstall and add it to the initrd on the ISO. There a two things I want to assign manually during installation, the IP address and the hostname. The IP address ...
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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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debian installer error “Your installation CDROM couldn't be mounted” [closed]

UPDATE: I found a solution: after the installer demands the CD-ROM, take the USB out of the port and then reinsert it. Scan again for the CD-ROM and the USB drive will be recognized. The ...
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Warning about 'Bad archive mirror' when installing Debian

When configuring the package manager, I get this warning: An error has been detected while trying to use the specified Debian archive mirror If I type Ctrl+Alt+F4, then I get this warning: ...
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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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Fresh install Debian Jessie over existing Debian Wheezy on laptop

I am very new to Linux and any sort of communities for that matter so if I'm posting to the wrong place please let me know. I was hoping I could find a solution to my "problem". I installed Debian "...
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How to reinstall Debian during boot-up

This question is an extension to my previous question as it deviates far too much from my initial question, however I kindly encourage you to give it a brief read before tackling this. How does one re-...
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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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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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MariaDB - dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

I have tried to install ISPConfig3 on Debian Jessie 8.1, and it couldnt connect to mySQL (mariaDB 10.1). So I CTRL+C to kill the install and I tried to manually login to mySQL, but I failed. It was ...
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Warning about partition offset when installing Debian

I got an error: the partition /dev/sda1 assigned to / starts at an offset of 3584 bytes from the minimum alignment for this disk, which may lead to very poor performance. I want to install Debian ...
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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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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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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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Does Debian use GB or GiB for it's partition manager during installation?

I'd like to create a 5GB (1000) as one partition during the install of Debian. However, I'm not sure if if the partition manager uses Gib or GB. The version of Debian to be installed is 8.4 using the ...
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How to put rtlwifi drivers on Debian installation USB?

I downloaded the Debian amd64 netinstall ISO and placed it on a USB stick using dd if=debianblahblah.iso of=/dev/sdb. The installer works fine, but my laptop requires proprietary wireless drivers (...
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Debian installer - customize busybox and live system/environment

I'm trying to reinstall Debian on a netbook and do it without sloppy tricks so that I can repeat the process if necessary. Specifically, I'm trying to customize the installer to include the wifi ...
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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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Debian Installer “Install the base system” failed “Couldn't download package apt”

I am setting up debian on an old machine to use as a home fileserver and am having issues installing. I hooked up the network over Ethernet using my laptop's network share and I think the connection ...
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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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Trying to execute a .sh file. However, I get the error: Configuration Absent: Installation Failed

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-get install install.sh The first two above commands ...
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Debian install failing due to CDROM not being detected

A similar question got asked but got closed. If you install Debian 7.7 to a USB in Windows with unetbootin and then try to install Debian from that USB, it will complain that it 'cannot mount CDROM' ...
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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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debian boot error

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 go about even asking a question on what the problem is... I'm going to try ...
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Debian Stretch: Can't invoke root from standard user account (possible wrong mount options)

I've installed Stretch(4.9.0-3) in a standard PC 2 weeks ago and all works perfectly fine. But I recently downloaded a new DVD(3) same version to install this time in a usb-stick (3.0) without /swap. ...