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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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Debian minimal installation

I have downloaded an iso of Debian by https://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst, then: apt-get install lxde-core and later: apt-get install xorg sudo chromium pulseaudio I have restarted pc, but I ...
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How to make the Debian installer filesystem writable (to customize the installer)

I created a bootable USB drive with the Debian net installer for amd64. I would like to include some non-free firmware in the installer but the filesystem of the installer on the USB drive is read-...
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curses based network setup/retain setup from Debian install

I ran my debian install wirelessly. I "just" selected wifi card, then ssid, encryption, password. Then selected dhcp, not fixed addresses. Network connected, finished install over network. After ...
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Debian 9 install on an old PC shows Kernel Panic and does not boot

I found an old PC with a AMD Athlon XP and 256 MB of RAM, so i tried to install Debian 9 and use it as a test server. The install was completed without problems, but when i tried to boot the system ...
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How to install DVD 2 and 3 of debian?

There are 3 DVDs of debian on this page after installing first by usb stick installation how to install 2nd and 3rd DVDs? I want to install all the packages at once so that I do not need to go back ...
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How to resolve Depends: libwinpr2-2?

When I want to install any package like gedit: sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean apt install gedit Output is: You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these. The ...
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How to use apt to install specific packages from within Debian Installer?

I am trying to do a Debian install with no X, print server, etc. I only want to install the "standard system utilities" tasksel. But if I wanted to install certain packages like network-manager, ...
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What is the size of Debian OS 8.6? & How to download it via torrent?

I want to download Debian 8.6 but when i see their website, there are actually 3 option of torrent file. debian-8.6.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso.torrent ~2 GB debian-8.6.0-amd64-DVD-2.iso.torrent ~3 GB debian-...
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Unmount partition mounted at /home and move /home to partition mounted at /

I have two partitions on my Debian machine. One(first) is mounted at root / and the other(second) is mounted at /home(There are two users root and ako in /home/ directory). Now, I want to unmount ...
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Debian LiveUSB created with `Rufus` (windows) works but not when created with `dd`

I am trying to create a bootable USB using the hybrid iso image of debian from https://cdimage.debian.org/images/unofficial/non-free/images-including-firmware/9.3.0-live+nonfree/amd64/iso-hybrid/ ...
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Debian installer doesn't detect disk

I had Debian installed next to Win10 on my Dell XPS 15 9560, but a few days ago some Windows update damaged it and this was showing to me (and it was displaying initramfs prompt): So I formatted the ...
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debian stretch 9.3 insert disc labeled [closed]

i keep having this ""Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux 9.3.0 Stretch - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20171209-12:11' in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press [Enter]" when ...
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Preseed directive to skip another CD/DVD scanning

Please see the image below, is there preseed directive to skip this Debian9 installer step? Currently I use the following config relevant to the package manager: ### Apt setup d-i apt-setup/non-free ...
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Minimal BASH-like supported… after installing Debian. How to proceed now?

I just installed Debian Stretch from a live USB. I left the installation do all the partition and such automatically. But I reboot to a black screen that says: Minimal BASH-like line editing is ...
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Installing Debian: Force UEFI, what does it affect?

I've got a laptop here that came with a Windows 8 installation. What I did: Removed the harddisk, put in an SSD, and now I've (unsuccessfully) tried to install Debian. I've used all the default ...
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Debian9 installation from 1400 to 150 packages without desktop

For my personal laptop I will install Debian9 with lightDM/Awesome. During the installation process (with tasksel) I have just checked standard system utility. Just for my comprehension, if the ...
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dpkg fail install 'code-oss'

Hi I wanted to install Visual Studio Code on Raspberry Pi 3 After install vs code via dpkg I got error: sudo dpkg -i ./.build/linux/deb/armhf/deb/code-oss_1.20.0-1516181563_armhf.deb (Reading ...
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d-i netinst hangs after detecting network hardware due to driver issues

I'm trying to install Debian 8.0.0 from a USB using a preseed. I created the USB using UNetbootin and manually placed the preseed file into the uppermost level of the USB drive. Then in the UNetbootin ...
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Debian stucks at formatting 33%

I'm trying to install Debian Squeeze 6.0.5 on a new HP Proliant Microserver N40L with 4 GB RAM and 1.5 GHZ and 2 new Seagate BARRACUDA 2TB HDD (delivered yesterday). The installation stuck at the ...
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How to install Debian with full disk encryption for UEFI?

So I'm trying to install the latest version of Debian on my SSD drive with UEFI. I'd like to use the CinnamonKDE desktop environment and have my drive fully encrypted. I used Windows 10 before and am ...
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How to use proprietary wireless drivers during Debian USB install?

I downloaded the Debian amd64 netinstall ISO and put it onto a USB stick. The installer runs fine, but my laptop requires proprietary wireless drivers (iwlwifi) to get internet during the install. ...
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Prevent Language selection at ubuntu installation

I would like to make a completely unattended installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 from an USB drive where I extracted the ubuntu-14.04.2-server.iso In /syslinux/txt.cfg of the USB drive, I added the ...
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How do I install Debian Jessie with the XFCE desktop?

How do I install Debian Jessie with the XFCE desktop? There used to be an "alternative" option to choose this from the start, but now I can't find it. How do I do it? In the Debian guide to ...
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How to install debian9 with ppp-udeb?

Here is the way i want to install debian9 and ppp-udeb. 1.download debian9 iso file,save as debian9.iso. 2. dd if=debian9.iso of=/dev/sdb 3.set boot as usb in my bios 4.the install gui 5.press e 6....
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Debian installation hangs at final GRUB install: “Looking for other operating systems”

I used Rufus to burn Debian 9.2 NetInstall ISO to a USB. No matter what options I choose on Rufus, I always run into the same problem when installing Debian. When it gets to installing GRUB, it hangs ...
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Installing missing firmware in debian

During installation I got a few pop ups stating that hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. At that time I didn't have those files so I continued with the installation, but now my now ...
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Run commands from debian package rules?

I'm trying to do something similar to what is described in this Q/A, except I'm using setfacl. I have the following in debian/rules: ... override_dh_fixperms: dh_fixperms setfacl -m u:...
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Tried to do minimal Debian install with a netinst - but still installed GIMP and Libreoffice

I read in quite a few places that using a netinst CD was the best way to get a minimal installation of Debian. I chose only the LXDE option on the installation page, not even installing 'standard ...
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What's the consequences if I don't install the “standard system utilities” of Debian?

During the installation, there is a choice to let you choose which desktop and whether or not install the standard system utilities. See here for the screen shot and the packages included. Personally ...
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Operating system not found after installing Debian

I recently installed Debian "Stretch" amd64 on an external HDD. What I have done: 1. Created a 64GB ext4 partition for mount point / . 2. Created a swap area. 3. The rest is unallocated. 4. ...
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Debian 9 Load installer problem

I just downloaded Debian 9 from the official site: debian.org and wanted to install it on my computer. I used Linux Live USB Creater and WinToFlash to load it on my USB stick. Before I checked the MD5 ...
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Looking for answers related to custom images and installers

Okay so I'm attempting to build my own custom live CD and eventually a distro based on Debian, using the live-build tools and squashfs-tools/chroot to modify the image. I'm also playing around with ...
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Kali Linux Install Issue

Yesterday I tried to install Kali Linux in my laptop. The installation succeeds and ask to remove installer cd/dvd/external drive at the end. But after that when I boot from Kali it starts ...
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Can I debug download/network issues while using a standard ISO with debian-installer?

During the installation of e.g. Ubuntu with the debian-installer, is there any visible (debug) output, where I can see what is downloaded from where? (I have a local mirror configured, but it is so ...
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Error in debian installation through USB

In the process of installing debian 9, I have encountered the following error: Please insert the disc labeled: 'Debian GNU/Linux 9.1.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 NETINST 20170722-11:28' in the ...
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Using preseed (Debian/Ubuntu) to partition both RAID and encryption

I am trying to configure a preseed image using RAID + encryption. I originally wanted to do this without LVM, however it does not seem (at least with encryption) that this is possible. I simply want ...
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Issues booting Debian on a Dell laptop [closed]

The Gist I am trying to install the latest Debian (version 9.1) as the sole operating system on my new laptop (Dell XPS 15 9560). When I attempt to boot from a USB stick, I cannot boot into Linux. I ...
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Debian Firmware from cdimage.debian.org vs from manufacturer

I have recently started to learn Linux, and Debian is the most likeable to me. I installed it on a notebook, and found that some firmware is missing (which is in line with what I read in the ...
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Which Debian 5 and 6 mirrors are operational?

The GCC Compile Farm is migrating some old Debian machines to Debian 8.8. I'm trying to setup Debian 5 and Debian 6 for local testing to ensure continuity of coverage. I need it in my testing ...
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Check if non-free firmware has been installed correctly

I downloaded the deb packages; put them, without extracting them, into a USB drive* and, when asked, I told the installer to search them in that drive. Now, on my freshly installed system, the files ...
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Very few packages installed by default on Debian 9 - fresh install

I have used Ubuntu for over a year and decided to try Debian - I'm fairly familiar with the basics by now. I installed Debian 9.0.0 from a large ISO file (~3.5GB) using a bootable USB. My WiFi ...
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Major problems installing Debian [closed]

I'm trying to install Debian 9.0.0 (amd64) on some old computers. The computers are of the same model, and should be identical. With the first one, installation was successful. There was, however, an ...
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Should I use legacy BIOS for Debian or get a new mainboard? [closed]

So here I found out that my mainboard B250 PC MATE is apparently not working with non-Windows operating systems with UEFI* and now I'm wondering whether it would be better to get a new mainboard or to ...
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Run debian graphical installer from within debian? [closed]

Is there a way to execute the debian graphical installer from the debian system that i'm currently running? I would like to install another debian system in a second partition but i cannot make a ...
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Debian testing installtion guide [closed]

I am using Ubuntu mate but I want to switch over the Debian mate or Debian lxde (testing). Thus i need to know following points Will my Debian testing will remain testing for all the time? suppose i ...
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Glitchy Debian Install screen - both standard and graphical

I've been trying to install Debian and I've done the following in order to try to fix this: : Changed USB drives. Added the fb=false parameter to boot Tried Testing build (stretch) and Stable build....
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How can I tell if the Debian installer has booted in UEFI mode or not?

The Debian Wiki UEFI page says Troubleshooting How to tell if you've booted via UEFI The Debian installer splash screen will say it's the UEFI installer, and will look slightly different to ...
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Debian installer mentioned that unused LVM VG and LV will be “formatted”

I just made a preliminary attempt to do a new installation with the stretch installer. I currently have six disks in my machine. Only two are supposed to play any role in this installation. Let's ...
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How to install visual studio code in debian 8.7?

From the official web: I downloaded the code..amd64.deb file, and install with the terminal command as superuser: dpkg -i code-.deb with and without later: apt-get install -f and all looks fine, ...
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How to installed Debian 8.8 uEFI

I have a machine with uEFI firmware. Windows 10 is installed using uEFI method. Debian 8.8 Jessie seems to report that it is installing with BIOS method and not uEFI, because during grub bootloader ...