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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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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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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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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Debian preseed: How to force prompt for hostname and domain?

I have a preseed file which works perfectly in that the install goes from start to finish fully automated without prompts. However, I want to force a prompt for hostname and domain. I have tried ...
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I am unable to pass the screen right after choosing (Debian GNU/Linux Live Kernel 4.19.0-6-686)

I am sort of new here so I would try to explain my problem as precise as possible, am running HP ENVY X2 PC with the following details: Total Memory: 2 GB BIOS Version: F.07 BIOS Vendor: Insyde ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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How to make a hybrid Debian 10 Installer 32 bit to 64 CPU?

This is a problem with several solutions around the web, however, I didn't find any recent, not even for a Debian 8 or 9. In my Mac Mini 2007 without optical drive, the only systems I can boot are Mac ...
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Debian-based can't find partitions

My Issue I attempted to download Kali-Linux on my desktop, and ran into the issue that it would not find any of my partitioning of the disk Photo of partition from: Windows (Disk Manager) Kali Live (...
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Debian10: No such file or directory: /dev/dri/card0

I'm installing Debian 10 but I cannot startx nor have a GUI. I think the problem is about some driver. Here are the errors I've got in /var/log/Xorg.0.log : [drm] Failed to open DRM device for pci:...
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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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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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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: 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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How to make the Debian installer filesystem writable (to customize the installer)

I created a bootable USB drive with the Debian net installer for amd64. I would like to include some non-free firmware in the installer but the filesystem of the installer on the USB drive is read-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Linux (Feren OS) installation does not detect partitions of drive

I currenty have a system with three drives: two SSDs and one HDD. I have Windows 10 installed on the first ssd (C:/) and I want to install a linux distro - Feren OS 64bit JULY 2020 - as a secondary OS ...
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Using preseeds to only display some pages during installation

I'm trying to configure the preseeds for my Ubuntu install and am getting confused about how exactly to do this. Here's what I'd like to do for each page: Install Language : Don't show, just use ...
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How can I replicate what any given distro's automatic partitioning tool is doing?

I want to be able to use the steps carried out by the distro's auto-partitioner to get an idea of good practice and also to be able to make my own changes to the partitioning process where I feel I ...
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Debian 10.5 non-free firmware iso recognizes the wifi module I need (RTL8723BS) but doesn't find it on the my liveUSB

It also goes back to that step when I try to skip it. The iso I downloaded is called 'firmware-10.5.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso'. I went with the non-free image just in case, and to have the lowest chance of ...