Hubert Talbot wrote:
> I would like to know how to install Debian on machine with no CD-ROM device and no floppy from image (usb-hdd) built with live-helper.
first of all: currently, the 'put debian-installer on the live-media'
part in live-helper is still a bit buggy. so, it's likely that you can
hit another bug in it.
live-helper fetches the d-i files from
that means, that only released betas or finals are used. given the
current handling of these things, that means, that this are very much
outdated files for the two moving distributions (lenny/testing and
sid/unstable). this is also the case right now: the lenny installer
wasn't updated since etch yet, means, it will not work anyway.
for this, you have to use d-i daily images. you can enable this with
--debian-installer-daily enable resp. LH_DEBIAN_INSTALLER_DAILY=enable.
please do this and retry (if you don't, it will not work anyway once you
continued within the d-i menue).
> - Choose language
> - Select a keyboard layout
> - Detecting harware to find CD-ROM devices...
if --debian-installer enabled resp. LH_DEBIAN_INSTALLER=enabled, then,
the 'd-i' image type is set to cdrom, which doesn't fit for usb keys.
the other d-i media, netboot, is already supported in live-helper; but
not hdmedia, which is required here. I'll patch live-helper to support
that by tomorrow evening.
> Is it possible to install Debian this way (from usb)?
...so many words cut short: in theory yes, practically not yet. please
retry with a git snapshot of live-helper by tomorrow evening and make
sure you use --debian-installer hdmedia resp.
LH_DEBIAN_INSTALLER=hdmedia and --debian-installer-daily enabled resp.
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