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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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 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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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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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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How to install Debian on encrypted LVM partition?

I don't want to use Guided-use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM because I need change encryption type and I don't need /swap I tried to partition like this But it types You have selected the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Install Debian from the hard disk replacing the host Linux system

I have a old computer that i want to re-purpose into a storage server running debian, as i'm already used to it, but the problem is that the computer is runing Ubuntu and the BIOS only reads floppy ...
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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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Full UEFI System, Grub 2 self-compiled + Clover 2, Debian kFreeBSD installation?

I've a computer with full installation UEFI system, with 2 bootloaders (GRUB & Clover on ESP) clover is the primary bootloader that allows me to load OSX and grub2. I want to make a new install of ...
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Warning about partition offset when installing Debian

I got an error: the partition /dev/sda1 assigned to / starts at an offset of 3584 bytes from the minimum alignment for this disk, which may lead to very poor performance. I want to install Debian ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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Preseeding debian installation still asks for network card

I am using debian installer together with a preseed config-file to automate installation steps. Currently the network-card selection still shows up and I cannot find out why. I have the following ...
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What is the the solution for the error"Platform MSFT0101:00: failed to claim resource 1?

I have been trying to install debian 8 to my laptop yet i could not because i am getting errors like "Platform MSFT0101:00: failed to claim resource 1" and uncompression error.
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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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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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Debian 9 installation on HP laptop fails

Last week I downloaded from debian repo the debian 9.8 installation image and over the last couple of days I'm trying to install it on a HP laptop. The laptop has uefi hardware so i did the following ...
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Boot a Debian firmware-nonfree netinstall USB device with GRUB2

I have an Apple MacMini Intel running a Debian Stretch (no BIOS-like boot list, just standard GRUB2). I would like to boot on a USB device to set a fresh new installation, with the latest firmware-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Installing 14.04 from ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso with pxe

We're trying to do an automated network installation using pxe. We installed netboot tools (14.04 LTS) and extracted theubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso contents into an http server. We saw that we ...
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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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multiple drives in partman

I use Foreman to deploy new host and in the partition tables I can't find the right recipe to format with multiple drives. Here is my configuration test : 2 drives (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb) actual ...
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Where is the OS platform after downloading the Debian Linux app from the Microsoft app store?

I downloaded the Debian Linux app on my computer from the Microsoft app store however the only thing that appeared after entering my username and password was the command prompt. I understand that ...
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Error installing Ninja-IDE for Python as .DEB package

I am unsuccessfully trying to install Ninja-IDE (a lightweight Python IDE) using the .DEB file which I downloaded from their website: http://www.ninja-ide.org/downloads/. It seems that a dependent ...
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How reinstall Debian with LVM and LUKS and keep /home?

I need to reinstall Debian - format / and /boot but keep /home. / /boot and /home are encrypted and LVM How I can do this ? df -hl --block-size=G Filesystem 1G-blocks Used Available Use% ...
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How to install debian-installer into a bootable iso?

I've created a live image from a previous debian 9 strech using the tool respin and it worked very well. Now I want to add a debian-installer instance to it in order to install this "distro" into a ...
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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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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 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 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" ...