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 Installer “Install the base system” failed “Couldn't download package apt”

I am setting up debian on an old machine to use as a home fileserver and am having issues installing. I hooked up the network over Ethernet using my laptop's network share and I think the connection ...
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Kali Linux Does Not Start Up Properly

I'm a bit of a Linux noob, but have installed other Linux OS's before. Kali is the only one that has given me some trouble though. I've installed Ubuntu, CentOS, and Pop!_OS on different partitions ...
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grub error: you need to load kernel first

I'm installing Debian 9 on an HP ProLiant DL180. When I boot from a USB drive, it opens grub2 and when I type boot it gives an error : you need to load kernel first.
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Debian Installer – screen blanks

I want to install Debian on my new Lenovo Yoga 730. I got an installation image onto a USB, but when I tried selecting Debian Installer or Graphical Debian Installer, the screen goes black and ...
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GRUB fails to install during Debian 10 installer (re: UEFI, SuperMicro motherboard)

I've installed a new motherboard into my server (SuperMicro X9DRi-F) and I'm trying to install a fresh copy of Debian 10. However, when it tries to install GRUB it fails: Unable to install GRUB in ...
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Black screen while installing Debian 8.8

I wanted to install Debian 8.8 on my laptop which was using ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I downloaded the netinst and used rufus to burn it on a USB. I booted on the USB and I got the menu screen, but when I ...
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What Linux distros support installation to BTRFS subvolumes?

I have not found the answer anywehere. To use BTRFS fully, the Linux should be installed in subvolumes (like @ and @home), not in root. Most Linux distributions do not support it. To my surprise, you ...
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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 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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I wanted to install debian 10, but before that i would like to get a live session

I downloaded a debian-live. Unfortunately when I boot from the installation media I don't find any option to try it. All I see is options to install and graphical install. My ubuntu just works fine ...
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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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gdebi I click install package and it does nothing, just closes

Using Elementary OS 5 Juno. I have tried to install discord earlier and had the same problem, I download the .deb that supposedly should simply open the gdebi package installer, and it does, then I ...
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additional firmware, when installing debian buster, is not detected

I have installed debian many times before, with little problem. What I did: add a vfat file system after the iso image copy firmware-iwlwifi_20190114-1_all.deb to this partition. boot installer (...
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Switch tabs in Debian installer over serial console with PuTTy

I'm currently trying to install Debian on a system with no video output. All I have is serial console. I know how to get it started and all, and even made it install automatically with a preseeded ...
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Installing Debian Buster on a MacBook: How to make internal disk detected? [duplicate]

For installing a dual-boot Debian-Buster on a MacBook Pro (Z0WX) (I would never buy that for myself, but it's needed for work). Steps I succeeded: Disable SIP Disable secure boot Resize/create ...
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How to automate selection of type of installation by editing Isolinux?

I'm trying to fully automate the process of Debian 9 installation, by using a preseed config file. The OS will be installed inside a VM on a remote headless server. The only step which still requires ...
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How to edit grub config manually?

I have a USB Debian installer and I would like to add a new menu item to the grub menu (Automated install with some boot parameters). I did find grub.cfg and I added my custom menu item but it does ...
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Debian USB installation

I am trying to install Debian 9 in a computer which doesn't have a DVD drive, which means that I have to install it through USB. I have tried several methods that I found on the Internet such as using ...
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Debian on Lenovo Flex 5?

Im planning to buy this laptop off ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Flex-5-2-IN-1-14-FHD-Touch-8th-Gen-i7-8550U-8GB-512GB-SSD-Webcam-Win10/113737155372?hash=item1a7b43432c:g:MW8AAOSwpmhbu0vQ ...
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SD Card not detected for installation?

I wanted to install arch linux to a micro sd card that is in my laptop but when I went to choose a partition my hard drive and usb with the iso were the only partitions found. I tried this again with ...
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Cant boot anyother option instead HD

My grandmother gave me a computer, but with Windows, i would like to put Debian on it. But its not possible to select the boot option... It starts on this screen: https://imgur.com/4dFBDif ASUS IN ...
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Debian installation hangs up on `configure the network`

I tried to install install debian from https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/10.0.0-live+nonfree/amd64/iso-hybrid/ but during live installation I could connect ...
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No bootable devices found after installing Debian 10

I have installed Debian 9 on my computer and it works. But I installed Debian 10, then cannot boot my computer. The issue is caused by UEFI. Thanks
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Debian 9 and 10 is not installing bootloader on removable device

I am new to linux, I have installed Manjaro and Lubuntu on partition sda9 of my hard drive without any issues. I always installed the bootloader to a removable device (sdc). I downloaded the Debian ...
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What is the best way to install Debian to a PC without a CD or DVD drive?

I built a PC a few years ago, and didn't include an opticall drive (CD or DVD). I don't know who uses them anymore but I don't. Now I want to install Debian to the PC, but it wants to detect a CD-...
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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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Debian10 boot problem when booting between external USB vs SSD

I have installed Debian 10 on an internal hdd it worked fine with UEFI secure boot. When I installed second Debian on external USB, then it only boots from that USB. When I unplug the USB from ...
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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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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 live install ''How to launch the installer on the terminal without aborting the live session?''

On debian Jessie Live CD it is possible to run the installer by choosing Install debian Jessie or by running sudo debian-installer-launcher from the terminal , but the installer will be launched on ...
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Correct place for EFI when installing Debian 9.9

I am installing Debian 9.9, I want this layout for my 1 TB hard disk with 8 GB Ram. Size Name / Mounted at 512 MB EFI System Partition 40 GB / 8GB /...
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SATA device failing IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE request

This is my first time attempting to install debian and I am getting an error. The following is how I went about downloading & installing: I first downloaded the image file from: here (dvd, ...
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Tool to create recipe to preseed partitioning

I want to preseed an Ubuntu 12.04 installer using a custom partitioning recipe. My disk layout is reasonably complex, and so is the recipe syntax itself. Hand-crafting such a recipe seems tedious and ...
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Custom built kernel supposedly not usable on amd64 during preseeded installation

I need a more up to date kernel than what even buster ships with (5.1.x to be precise) due to the hardware I'm using. Building that kernel is nor problem whatsoever 8building it with make deb-pkg) and ...
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Prevent the debian installer from assuming that my RTC is using localtime

I've just installed a debian system, and just like the last time 10 years ago, it has b0rked my machine by assuming that my real time/hardware clock was using localtime, despite me not having told it ...
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Where does the Debian installer choose MBR vs GPT?

I am able to install Debian 9.9. My query is: how does the Debian installer decide whether to use MBR or GPT? I don't see that option while installing Debian.
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Issues with installing NetworkManager during Debian installation with preseeding

I'm currently in the progress of preseeding a Debian installation with custom setup scripts running after the actual installation to create a simple installer that will create everything that I need. ...
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Why debootstrap can only run as root?

I want to download Debian system using debootstrap (creating chroot environment) and when I run debootstrap stable ./dir $debian_ftp, debootstrap says: E: debootstrap can only run as root Why can't ...
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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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How can I (re)show post-installation notes?

Occasionally, a package shows a post-install message. How can I replay this message for a given package on a Debian system? Compare to FreeBSD: pkg info -D PACKAGE Compare to MacPorts: port notes ...
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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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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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Installing Debian to Supermicro

Debian-9.8-netinst, Supermicro X8STI-3F (Xeon E5504, 2.00 GHz, Bios ver 1.0c, LSI MegaRaid 8208ELP (rev 08) with four SAS HDD 146Gb Seagate. During installation debian doesn't recognize HDDs. What ...
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install grub bootloader dynamically to multiple disks

I am trying to preseed installing grub dynamically with to two disks with an early_command. I am using IPXE. Here is the relevant part: d-i partman/early_command string \ DISKA=$(realpath /dev/disk/...
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How to Install Linux without CD/USB

I have a machine with no CD/DVD drive. I do not own a USB. This device has only 32gigs of memory. I have a Kali iso that I want to install on it. The notebook currently runs on Debian. Any ideas on ...
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Display related problems during Debian installation

I am building a new PC, and I can’t install Debian. When I start my USB boot drive, I see the booting menu as below. Then when I select "Graphical install" and I get the following problem: When I ...
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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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Manual partitioning for encrypted LVM setup is blocked

I am trying to Install Kali Linux on my MacBook Pro for dual boot with Mac. Here is the GUI I am talking about (the same is in Debian and Ubuntu, but just to clarify this I found image in google): ...
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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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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 ...