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 goes into Busybox after forced UEFI install

While installing Debian Stretch testing, the installer asked if I wanted to "force UEFI" during install. I chose "Yes" because when I did not, GRUB loader would fail to install. After choosing "yes" ...
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Disks not appearing in Debian installer?

I'm working with the latest Debian Stretch netboot. No disks appear in the partition manager. If I go into tty2 and run lspci (lsblk is not available in the Debian installer), the disk doesn't appear ...
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Retrying during preseed

I have written a relatively successful preseed file, with one exception. On certain machines, it will take two tries to detect disks, and on certain machines, it will take two tries to connect to DHCP....
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Warning: Cannot find a valid bootloader location (MBR disk)

I'm trying to Install SolusOS, but I keep getting the following error message from the OS Installer: "Warning: Cannot find a valid bootloader location (MBR disk)" I followed documentation, which ...
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Debian on a brix. LAN card drivers

Im trying to install debian(debian-live-8.1.0-amd64-gnome-desktop+nonfree.iso) on a brix(gb-xm12-3227). Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227 BRIX / Ultra Compact PC kit Debian AMD64 ISO Using Rufus I ...
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Partition debian while installation

I am trying to install Debian but i don't know how to partition it. I have an 1tb hard disk. I want to give 60gb for debian files,2gb for swap and want to use the others for media files. What is /,/...
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Debian installation USB boots to GRUBv2 rather than GUI

I have downloaded the Debian 8 AMD x64 iso and have attempted to make a bootable USB using Rufus on my PC and I have also tried this using UNetbootin on Ubuntu. I was expecting a graphical user ...
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How to change home partition after reinstalling Debian 8?

I have the / partition and a home partition for the users. I always like it because I don't need to copy all the users files again after reinstalling. Today I reinstalled Debian 8 Jessie on my ...
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Offline Install of g++ for Debian

I have an offline Debian machine onto which I need to install g++, gdb, etc. (I believe it's the "build essentials" package.) I do not have access to an online Debian machine from which to get ...
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Creating custom sized LVM partitions during installation (Debian)?

Is there a simple way to be able to create custom sized LVM partitions when installing Debian (using Debian 8, jessie)? If you use the guided partitioner, and even accept its helpful options to ...
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“error: unknown filesystem” after installing with failed update-grub on UEFI

I tried installing Debian 8.7 on my Lenovo FLEX laptop. I downloaded the Netinstall from Debian's website and wrote the ISO file to a USB stick. When I ran through the install process, it gave an ...
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Upgrading OpenJDK7 to 8 in Debian Jessie [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade de OpenJDK package from version 7 to 8, but the first issue I found in Debian Jessie is that it's not yet in the stable package, so I had to add the jessie-backports repo info to ...
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How do you create a Linux ISO? (Debian fork)

I did see this question on other threads - but I'm going to be a bit more specific. Let's say I would like to take the Debian base (stable) and then rename it and add some own repos (and packages). ...
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How do I install “non-free firmware” (wifi driver) from USB? (Debian)

I just installed Debian on laptop, it tells me Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be loaded from removable media, such as a USB stick or floppy. ...
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Python module to deb package

I am trying to package numpy 1.12.1 into deb package. In order to do that first I run dh_make -f ../numpy1.12.1.tar.gz and it generates a debian directory, in the control file generated it shows ...
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How to force to override files when creating deb package?

I am trying to create a deb package of programX.Y, it is possible that in the destine system exist the same program but other version (programX.Z) if I generate a deb pacakge with: dpkg-buildpackage -...
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How to generate deb package without compiling

I generated a package with the following command: dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc --source-option=--include-binaries --source-option=-isession Now I have figured out that my package.install file is wrong ...
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How to increase number of inodes at partitioning during installation of Debian?

My system needs a very high number of inodes on the partition because it is going to store many, many small files. (It's going to be an OSM, OpenStreetMap TileServer running mapnik and tirex). As ...
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Debian preseed doesn't create lvm's, but are in the expert recipe

I created a preseed script with help from this blog and I altered it to create some logical volumes on it too. The result of the script is this: d-i debian-installer/locale string en_US.UTF-8 d-...
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How to add arbitrary files to my custom Debian Installer image

I want to add files that will be used at the end of the install via preseed/late_command. Those will be a script that will get executed as well as some files the script will use. At the moment, I ...
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How to change boot menu of Debian Installer

I want the boot menu to display just the Automated install option. I am planning to use the netboot, which I can build from debian-installer checkout by running make build_netboot (from within build ...
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How can I install only the basics in Debian?

I want to install a light distro on my laptop, and I want to use it in text mode. I just want to use gcc, nano, ghci, javac and some text browser. But when I installed using the CD, the first ...
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What values from debconf-get-selections should not be preseeded?

I want to replicate the Debian installation choices made for my system's current configuration in the installation of a new system. Debian can be pre-configured through a "pre-configuration" (aka "...
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Installing Debian with encrypted root: installer does not see EFI /boot partition

I am trying to do what I think is a pretty standard setup of encrypted / partition and unencrypted /boot using the Debian installer (for Stretch-rc1). I created /boot by selecting the option EFI ...
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How to create pre-configured kernel boot parameters in Debian Installer

I want to have an installer with custom boot parameters. This is so as not to have to enter them manually each time, for I want to use the installer for multiple installs.
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partman configuration in preseed.cfg to ignore multiple drive warning

I can't find the parameter that could ignore the "multiple disks found" warning. This is what my partman part looks like: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sdb d-i partman-auto/purge_lvm_from_device ...
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debian installation error os not found

I need to perform a Network Install from ISO image for Debian 8.7.1 in a VM. I expect to be able to start the VM, have it boot from the image, and then start the Debian Linux installation process in ...
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What UEFI-related problems do I need to look out for when getting an x86 computer for Linux?

The last time I bought a PC several years ago I had no problems installing Linux on it. I just inserted my Debian iso in the CD-ROM drive and it put Debian on the computer no problem. However, I have ...
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Debian on Virtual Mips Malta platform

I am trying to run Debian on MipsMalta platform which is emulated by OVP. The problem is that the setup tool needs to download files from Debian mirrors but it cannot proceed in downloading files, I ...
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Debian 8 Synaptic issue

I have a Debian 8 installed with its GCC4.8, and need to install GCC6, too. Using Synaptic, if I select GCC6 from the list of installable packages, I get a message of this kind: Mark additional ...
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:How to install a package behind an overly restricted firewall [duplicate]

EDIT: I know I can download and install manually, but my question is different and not a duplicate. At my company we have a sand-box area where we have Debian machines. IT has white-listed *.debian....
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MySQL install aborts with error

I'm trying to install MySQL on Raspbian Jessie. This has worked smoothly on another machine with an identical setup; however, on the second one, I can't get it to work. During package configuration, ...
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Qt installed in two places; wrong one takes precedence

My system is running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I seem to have installed Qt in two places. 4.8.7 is installed in /usr and 5.5.1 is installed in my home directory for reasons which probably seemed sensible at ...
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Debian - Install required CD ROM

Today I was trying to install Debian Jessie (8.6 20160917 15:03), using netinstall ISO, Live CD ISO (on usb device) and network boot install. But every time, after create all partitions the installer ...
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Debian install says “The CD_ROM does not seem to contain a valid 'Release' file” when installing from usb

I have a YUMI multiboot installer USB stick and I have installed Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora Games, Windows 7 and Windows 8 successfully from it. I also have three different anti-malware tools and ...
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How do you write a grub.cfg menuentry for Debian Netinst (8.2 as of writing) to boot via USB?

I keep several Linux distros on a USB stick and manage them by simply writing grub.cfg entries for each distro. The other distros I keep on the stick boot and run just fine, but I (and others, it ...
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The following packages are in a mess due to serious problems during installation

I am unable to reinstall a package (libturbojpeg0). I have the following error # dpkg --audit The following packages are in a mess due to serious problems during installation. ...
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Trouble making Symbolic Link

I have a problem with easy-creds tool I already installed the tool but when I try to run the tool it gives me this error Couldn't find radiusd. If its installed please create a symbolic link in /...
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Debian with basic packages [closed]

I installed Debian today with Gnome environment. Since I wanted to build as personal computer as I could, I wanted to get rid of Gnome and replace it with something simpler. First I downloaded i3 with ...
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How I can download a blu-ray iso of Debian with the most amount of packages possible for work offline?

I have pretty decent bandwidth here, but soon I will need to be abroad with nothing except for a small mobile connection. So I would like to obtain the biggest possible ISO of Debian. In other words, ...
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Can I alternate between gnome and xfce desktop env if both are chosen during installation.

I installed Debian Jessie 8 with Gnome and xfce desktop environment but when the operating system boots it goes straight into the xfce environment. I thought it would load into the first option, which ...
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is there a try debian without install option?

I made a usb installer, but I can't see this option as in ubuntu. Below is the screenshot. Is there a simple way that I can try debian out without destory my current system?
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My debian installation has no desktop enviroment, and no internet access

I watch the youtube https://youtu.be/Y7a9SC_apP4?t=5m9s , in the video there are choices to choose which desktop environment to choose. However, my installation has no such choice, why? I use the iso ...
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Debian installer doesn't display hard disk in partition menu

I created a boot USB drive with Arch Linux and sucessfully installed it, but didn't like it as much as I thought I would so I then created a boot USB drive with Debian. The problem is that only the ...
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Issue in configuring debmirror

Getting error in debmirror. Getting meta files ... [ 0%] Getting: dists/xenial/Release... #** GET http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/xenial/Release ==> 500 Can't connect to localhost:...
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How to install TPLink721n on debian stretch?

I installed debian jessie 2 months ago using an unofficial nonfree cd-image. With that my USB wifi stick worked flawlessly. I moved to version "stretch", I was unable to find nonfree version, and I ...
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How does on enable Laptop task on Debian

I am fresh installing Debian on my laptop and I am having a little bit of trouble with the installer, from reading this link about "What packages are installed by default in Debian?", I understand ...
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how does one install Debian on a windows 10 (uefi) computer? [closed]

The last time I installed Linux (on an x86), I had an old fashioned BIOS, and I would install windows, then Linux (Debian), then grub on the MBR (which would put the windows boot record on the windows ...
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Can Linux Desktop OS's Work on Baytrail Tablet Devices that Ship with Windows

I have seen this question asked on many forums across the internet and have created this question as a place for people to explain their success or failure at creating this set-up.
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Cannot get back signal after reboot using VGA-to-HDMI adapter

I recently bought an VGA to HDMI adapter for a HTPC (has a DisplayPort jack instead of HDMI, which got disabled when I put the TV Tuner in - long story - but VGA jack is still functional). I got it ...