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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Debian “Graphical expert install” mode

I made a partitions on a new SSD drive (empty), now I want to install Debian, use netinst ISO CD. I chosed "Graphical expert install" type, which show a series of questions. When installation process ...
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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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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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How to install Debian GNU/Linux on HP Chromebook 14? USB boot doesn't works!

Following this guide from the debian wiki, I'm tring to install Debian on my HP Chromebook 14 (FALCO). The problem is that, when I choose "Install" in the Debian-Installer's menu, instead of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...