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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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. ...
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debian: step `installing the system` fails on eeepc 1002HA

I have an old (~8years) eeepc 1002HA, laptop with intel atom processor and 160GB HDD. I am trying to install debian 9.4.0, from a iso image that I flashed on a pendrive. The live version seems to work ...
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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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Trying to install Debian straight to disk [closed]

I am eager to run Debian straight from disk rather than through a VM although I am having trouble getting the install to work. The installation fails at the step "Install the system" The installation ...
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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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postinst script doesn't run after installation

I have a folder with the following folder structure: total 8 drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi 4096 mar 21 19:08 DEBIAN drwxr-xr-x 6 pi pi 4096 mar 21 18:02 usr Inside DEBIAN folder: -rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 150 mar ...
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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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Debian-Live stucked on grub [closed]

I downloaded Debian-Live and write it to USB. When I boot from USB I get to grub and if I click Debian Live I see a screen blink like I clicked it but It wont boot, I'm still in GRUB. Pressing ...
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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 ...
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how to install module in correct location or say /lib/modules/`uname -r`

I have one package for which I want to create debian Package instead of compiling it every time. I tried creating it using dh_make and fakeroot but problem is it just hardcode the location where ...
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Installing Debian on a Toshiba Satellite laptop

first of all, I am trying to install Debian on a Toshiba Satellite C50-BCNTN01 with Intel Celeron Processor N2830. I have the Debian amd64 install disc (full, no network downloads necessary - ver 8, "...
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Debian equivalent to Ubuntu server

I am trying to install Debian 9.5 on my company's server. Problem ! I can't install it without the GUI (I don't need it and I don't want it to be there). I tried all this .iso and the installation ...
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Debian only recognizing eth0 on install

I'm trying to install debian on a laptop, on which I previously had ubuntu with everything working fine. After trying various ISOs (including firmware, looking at sid, testing, and stable), it always ...
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“sqldeveloper-18.1.0.095.1630-no-jre.zip” not found, aborting… error message [closed]

During installation of Debian package builder for Oracle SQL developer in Ubuntu 18.04, I used the following command: make-sqldeveloper-package sqldeveloper-18.1.0.095.1630-no-jre.zip but it is ...
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How to use existing partitioning when re-installing Debian?

I have Debian/Windows dual-boot laptop, and I want to re-install Debian on it, leaving the Windows partition untouched. Basically, I want to leave the specification for all the partitions the same. ...
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Encypted LV “not a valid LUKS device” after Debian Setup

I've just set up a Debian system to try out a couple of projects and improve my understanding of Linux but I'm running into problems with cryptsetup straight after installation. I used the graphical ...
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How does debian-installer configure WiFi during installation?

I am building Raspberry Pi images using the raspi3-image-spec project. Since it isn't the result of a conventional d-i installation, it obviously neither asks nor configures the root with WiFi ...
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Is it possible to get shell at the end of debian installation but before rebooting?

I want to run some post-installation commands. The installer offers only reboot option. Is it possible to do that?
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Is it still possible to install Debian 5 in 2018?

I would like to install Debian 5 on an older PC, because I expect that the kernel of Debian 5 would work better on this computer. I downloaded the netinstall ISO from debian.org and I tried to ...
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Debian (PIXEL) in VirtualBox won't save files with persistence

I just downloaded the ISO for Raspbian (Jessie Pixel) to use on a PC and not a Pi. I decided to try it on VirtualBox (Windows 7) first and I noticed that even when I run it with persistence, it doesn'...
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Why it is so difficult to install Linux with English system language AND set non-English standard locales? [duplicate]

Every-time I have to install a new Debian Linux system I encounter the same troubles with locales -- I do precisely want English system language with standards set to the country where I live, i.e. ...
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libreadline dependency related Error while installing an app, “seedsync”

I was trying to install Seedsync. I followed the instructions on their github Download the deb package from the latest release Install the deb package: sudo dpkg -i <deb file> ...
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Where is font WenQuanYi Bitmap Song?

I have installed xfonts-wqy in my newly installed Debian Jessie stable, by using the following command # aptitude search xfonts-wqy i xfonts-wqy - WenQuanYi Bitmap Song CJK font for X As you can ...
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grub error: you need to load kernel first

I'm installing Debian 9 on an HP ProLiant DL180. When I boot from a USB drive, it opens grub2 and when I type boot it gives an error : you need to load kernel first.
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How to prevent network autodetection in debian-install?

I'm trying to use the Debian install media rescue mode on a Sun Ultra 10 so that I can use the shell to investigate an old SCSI disk I have. It seems that the last version of Debian where a SPARC ...
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Debian - disabling use mirror on preseed.cfg

I have created a preseed automated installation on my Debian jessie 8, but after installing the base packages, it returns error message error it can not use the mirror package, please enter ...
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Installing a list of packages from an URL

I'm trying to install a new version of RabbitMQ on my Raspberry Pi 3, running a new raspbian image (based on debian 9). I was following the installation guide for Debian/Ubuntu, which worked for me ...
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Install Debian safely without destroying Windows

I have Windows 7 running perfectly. I want to have both Debian and Windows, So what I want is dual-boot. I just almost installed Debian Jessie 8.2, but I had to abort because I don't know what to do ...
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Debian, no X, no internet, how to compile the wireless driver?

I have installed debian, but the wireless card is less common, Debian won't recognize it. The driver need to be compiled and installed, but to do that, I must have build-essential and Linux-header-...
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Reinstalling debian on new pc but keep /home, how do I manage uid/gid?

I would like to reinstall debian on a new pc but keep the home partition. I know that during installation I can indicate the home partition but how do I manage the uid / gid of the home directories ...
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Adding ZFS to a Preseeded Debian Installer

I'm looking to create an (internal, for legal reasons) preseeded debian (stretch) installer that will automatically create a root zpool from all available HDs instead of going through (whether ...
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“Load missing firmware from removable media?” (Debian)

I'm installing Debian from a USB drive onto my laptop, and it's asking me for the following firmware file: brcm/brcmfmac43241b4-sdio.bin I have another Linux distro on my laptop already, so I already ...
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Using d-i partman recipe strings?

I want to automatically partition all of my workstations in the same way: First partition is a bootable 1GB ext4 /boot partition Second partition is a 2GB swap partition Third partition is an ext4 / ...
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How to create a debian install media with custom packages?

I already saw that kind of questions but with no real answer. I'd like to build a Debian stretch installation media (with simple-cdd) that ships with stretch-backports packages. I could only go with ...
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Debian-installer using PXE with preseeded config and two network interfaces

I'm trying to setup a kind of installation server. In my setup every machine has two network interfaces: - eno1 which is connected to the internet, there is DHCP server that I do not own and can't ...
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Distcheck error at the end of simple-cdd on debian buster

I'm trying to build a custom d-i with simple-cdd. I'm runing it on buster and there's an error after the iso creation : Kunai@Kunai-test:~/Documents/Distrib$ simple-cdd 2018-06-28 10:32:47 ERROR ...
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AMD RADEON R600 GPU installation in debian 9

I'm new to debian 9, I want to install GPU drivers AMD RADEON R600 for my debian 9 but I don't know how to install them it very hard for me to identify the compatible driver for my GPU card.
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Which ISO Image Should I Select to Install Debian 9 Stretch?

I would like to install Debian 9 Stretch on my laptop to replace this Neverware Cloudready OS. I am confused why there are three ISO images from the website. https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...
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Installing Debian on secondary hard drive [from Windows]

I received an old Windows Server and I'd like to remove everything and put Debian on it. The server is USB-boot protected (if I put a USB key w/ Debian live install, the server doesn't boot) so I took ...
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debian-installer: unloaded ahci kernel module when using preseed

I use the debian-installer-9-netboot-amd64 package, version 20170615+deb9u1, to automaticly install lot of computers. I use the following preseed: # Langue et mappage clavier d-i debian-...
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Debian on second HDD on MacBook

So I got SSD with macOS X on it and HDD with just files. Can I install Debian on the second one as second OS and still use HDD as storage when using macOS?
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Installing Debian to an external HDD

I had a laptop that ceased to turn on one day due to (what I presume to be) a hardware malfunction. I successfully managed to extract the hard drive from that laptop and place it in an USB adapter. I ...
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why are there 3 debian DVD isos + 2 update DVD isos in my local debian mirror?

I want to try Debian for the 1st time and I wanted to download the full DVD so I went to my local Debian mirror and what I see are 3 DVDs and 2 update DVDs. what is each? Do I need more than just the ...
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Unusable space problem while create swap area (installing kali linux) [duplicate]

i was installing kali linux along with windows 10 my harddisk partitions are as follow 1.System Reserved- 100MB Primary Partition 2.Windows Installed Folder- 126GB ...