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 properly install missing firmware during Debian setup [duplicate]

This issue has followed me over the years, every once in a while I resolved it, but I never found the one solution. Most of the times, the issue is a missing wireless firmware, in the current ...
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Install Debian with only essential packages

I am attempting to build an extremely minimal installation of Debian. What is the best way to install the operating system with only packages marked as Essential, excluding Important and Recommended ...
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Installing Linux on spare SSD

I installed linux distribution (a debian-based one,called pardus) on HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 Notebook PC (http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-elitebook-folio-1040-g2-f6r38av-1) and it has a ...
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Load disk driver during Debian installation

I have a server with all disks connected to a controller LSI 3008 IT (non-RAID mode). Unfortunately disks are not detected during installation of Debian Wheezy. Nevertheless the controller can be ...
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Debian PXE pre-seed file

I've done a first PXE installation with Debian 7 and I'm currently trying to make another one for Debian 8. I'm stuck with 3 little things and I cannot find any solution. Skip missing firmware ...
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I need a specific kernel version. How do I get the corresponding Debian iso?

Say I need a Debian with Kernel 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 i686. How do I find the corresponding Debian Version? I assume it would be Debian 7 because this document states that Debian 7 has Kernel version 3.2. ...
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How do I add custom GPG key to Ubuntu/Debian installer?

I'm trying to setup custom Ubuntu install CD using instructions on http://beezari.livejournal.com/191717.html I've added my GPG key to ubuntu-keyring and signed Release file with it (resulting in ...
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Where can I download debian-test.iso?

I'm new to debian, I don't know much about the distribution of debian, want to try it on my laptop. As far as I know, the debian testing version is rolling 'release' and kind of stable, and not so ...
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How to install Debian with a network that uses WPA2-Enterprise MSCHAPv2 EAP-PEAP (username/password)?

I am currently trying to install Debian on a laptop and due to firmware incompatibility, I am using the non-free netinstaller which can be found here. I cp'd it onto a USB (not a partition) and booted ...
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virt-install automatic Debian installation with preseed.cfg

I am trying to script a Debian installation using virt-install and a preseed.cfg file. I am installing into a virtual machine. Currently, I am using an ISO file rather than a network installation. I ...
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Boot a LiveCD and run another disk's Linux installer

I have an old computer in which I'm trying to install Debian. It doesn't have a CD burner, but I managed to boot an Ubuntu 8.10 LiveCD there. I have an 8GB USB stick available, but the computer won't ...
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Debian 7.0 failed to install package php5-dev

While trying to install in debian, shows libssl-dev dependency needed apt-get install php5-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Debian blu-ray and dvd both have 3 disks, what is the purpose of the blu-ray discs?

I tried to download the Debian "testing" (aka "stretch) install media that is blu-ray because I wanted a one disk solution. When I went to the Debian site to download the blu-ray disk... there was 3 ...
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Installing Debian all on one partition, will I be able to upgrade in the future?

I am installing Debian for the first time ever. I picked the "testing" version. I am going through the "expert" GUI installer. I got to the part where it asks how you want to partition your harddrive. ...
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Enable systemd service file?

I have created a debian package for one of my autotool project.I don't have any problem in debian creation and installation.The problem is that debian includes a systemd service file and I'm ...
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Which Debian kernel should I install?

I've started installing Debian testing on amd64 and I've come to a screen asking me to install a kernel. It gives me a choice between linux-image-3.16-2-amd64, linux-image-amd64, and none. What is ...
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Debian 8 Jessie CD-image-based liveUSB/installer won't boot in UEFI mode with 32-bit UEFI firmware

I want to install Debian 8 in UEFI mode alongside pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my Acer laptop. I created a liveusb on Debian 7 machine by copying Debian 8 ISO directly to the flash drive device (/dev/...
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Problem installing debian 8.2 on msi computer

I want to install debian 8.2 (Jessie) on my msi GT70 2PE Dominator pro computer (which at the moment is running linux mint). The install went smoothly, apparently (after resolving some problems with ...
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Problems installing DEbian 8.2 (Jessie) on msi computer (during network install)

I want to install debian 8.2 (Jessie) on my msi GT70 2PE Dominator pro computer (which at the moment is running linux mint). I downloaded and burnt the debian 8.2 (amd64) install dvd-1. It starts out ...
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Debian distribution with Openbox already installed

I am looking for a Debian iso that has already Openbox installed and configured. I know there are some Debian based distributions with Openbox installed (Archbang for instance) but I am looking for a ...
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Debian 8 install in QEMU/KVM guest failing due to ext4-fs / “read only filesystem” errors

I am on Debian 8.2 and trying to install a Debian 8.2 QEMU/KVM guest. I created a virtual disk image file and booted into the Debian installer ISO with the following commands: jesse@deb:~/vms$ qemu-...
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Installing a bootable Debian Jessie on partitioned external HDD

I attempted yesterday to install Debian on an external HDD. Created my partition on the external drive, booted from CD, set up file structure during graphical install on the desired partition of said ...
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iso installed debian 8.2.0, but boot fails with strange textscreen artifact with red character

I got it to install on dev/sdb from DVD. (debian-8.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso) Basic install, default desktop. No extra packages from DVD#2#3 or via package manager installed. During startup, the ...
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No graphical option while using Debian 8 netinst install

I have been trying to install Debian 8 on my machine using the netinst liveUSB. Everything goes alright except the fact that when the installer asks me which packages I want to install in the ...
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How can I add a package to the default installation of Ubuntu?

I want to add the xclip package as default package in Ubuntu. When I install Linux then xclip package should also be installed with it. How can I do it?
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Is it possible to install GRUB from a Debian install disk to also support an existing WinXp/Win8.1 installation?

I have the following problem: I have a system with a single hard disk, partitioned into 3 partitions: Windows XP Windows 8.1 an empty ext3 partition. an additional logical 4 GB partition reserved ...
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How do I make a Make, Make Install, and deb file for a python program?

I recently wrote a python program. Now the question: how do I go about making an installation script for it? From my understanding, you need to create a make file, I believe that a make file is made ...
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Error while installing wget and unzip

I am trying to install wget and unzip on an Ubuntu machine. But I am facing the issue shown in the screenshot (dependency problems). sudo apt-get install wget unzip
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How to edit Debian installer boot paramaters?

I need to edit the boot parameters of the Debian installer to add priority=critical to the arguments. (this is for preseeding). What should I do to apply these parameters to the installer?
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How can I use the debian net installer without a working dns?

I'm trying to install debian using the net installer. I arrived to the stage where I have to choose a mirror. I've tried several mirrors, and all of them resulted in a "Bad archive mirror" error. As I'...
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Installing handbrake on Debian - Wheezy server

I'm trying to install the handbrake CLI onto my debian(wheezy) server. I've tried to imitate an answer here but it is not working. I've added deb http://cdn.debian.net/debian wheezy-backports main to ...
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Installation fails on “choose and install softwares” [closed]

I am trying to install debian on my new laptop (lenovo G5O 70) and I get an error on the step "choose and install softwares". The installation apears to be stuck on execution of triggers of udev.
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Debian 8 UEFI support

I am trying to install Debian Jessie on my new laptop. I downloaded the amd64 Live CD, but the UEFI doesn't recognize my Debian DVD ROM. I disabled the secure UEFI option, but it didn't work, UEFI ...
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Debian on Chromebook - Installer reboots

I'm trying to install Debian 8.1 64bit on a Toshiba Chromebook cb30 from USB. I previously had successfully installed the 32bit version on the same laptop (32bit by accident... hence the reinstall). ...
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Debian 8 Jessie EFI dualboot Windows 8.1

I'm quite new with EFI as I recently got EFI-enabled laptop. 500GB SSHD -> GPT - 80GB Window 8.1 - 80GB Empty - All rest data storage Now I would like to install Debian 8 Jessie to ...
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Debian PowerPC Linux installation on IBM IntelliStation POWER 285 9111 fails on yaboot

I'm trying to install Debian Wheezy here. I have two hard drives. One is running AIX well. I'm trying to get Linux to run from the other one. The installer boots fine. Automatic partition creates a ˜...
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Boot Debian netinst CD to RAM?

Is it possible to boot an install CD to RAM? I want to boot the CD and eject it before I proceed with the setup. And when not, where do the changes have to be made, to get a "toram" boot option?
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Copy directory on destination machine during .deb installation in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit

I just want to copy directory (which contains some files) on destination machine during .deb installation at path /opt/myProjectName in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit. I am successfully able to install files ...
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Conditional file and directory installation in Debian Packages

Is it possible to create a binary Debian package with conditional files and directories installation (e.g. installation of an init script in /etc/init.d/ after being confirmed by user)?
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Reinstalling Debian: ext4 partition is not primary

I previously had a grub bootloader with crunchbang and win7. Since then I reinstalled win7 which now boots it automatically. I stuck in a Debian install CD that brings me to the stage in the above ...
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Package deb dependency problem

I am using CMake for my application named Agent. After configuring and generating binaryfiles, the application was compiled using the make command and Agent.exe was created in the build directory.Then ...
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Preseeding Ubuntu installation so it uses all the disk

I need to preseed a dual boot installation of Ubuntu 10.04. I want partman to use all already existing Linux partitions and all free space (like the option when installing Fedora) what would that ...
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Failed to create/mount swap during automated installation of Debian Jessie using preseed file

I try to create Debian Jessie installer which will be fully automated. I use for this purpose customised pressed file. For testing I use VirtualBox. Everything is all right, except one error at the ...
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Debian 8 Jessie UEFI Installation

I am installing Debian 8 Jessie on a UEFI system. I have to set up RAID so I am using manual partitioning. The system installs fine in BIOS compatibility mode but there doesnt seem to be a UEFI ...
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Debian jessie mounted pendrive not trusted by apt

I have installed debian jessie from unetbootin pendrive and without network drivers. After booting from HDD, I have added mounted pendrive to apt sources (with file:// prefix). I have two problems. ...
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Different console font sizes on two installations of debian wheezy

I have installed Debian Wheezy on two different partitions of the same desktop computer. The first installation was done a few months ago with a version 7.5 iso image. The installation has been ...
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Upgraded to test branch by mistake in debian… how can I go back to stable?

I wanted to upgrade my GLIBC to a newer version on my remote server (to which I only have SSH access), so I added the test branch of Debian to my apt sources. I followed this by the mistake of ...
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Debian, beeping while installing

My PC beeps while I install Debian Wheezy and is stuck at the point Copying data to disk... Is this an error or a new "feature"? I downloaded the latest version from here and put the iso with the ...
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How do I partition my disk to install encrypted Debian installation alongside OSX?

I have a 500gb drive on a recent MBA. I have shrunk the OSX partition to 250gb to allow me to install Debian in the empty space. When I go through the Debian installer, the guided partitioning only ...
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Reason for BusyBox environment in debian-installer?

Debian-installer main menu has an "Execute a shell" option which starts an ash(Almquist shell) in BusyBox environment. One can exit this environment back to debian-installer with the exit command. ...