Re: Problems with debian installer
2010/12/27 Daniel Baumann <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On 12/26/2010 11:24 PM, Jose Luis Zabalza wrote:
>> Also fails.
> i've not done installations with an img anytime recently, i've only used
> the iso-hybrid images which work flawlessly (both, either being written
> to an usb stick, or being used from an optical media). i'll give it a
> try with an img from an usb stick.
I make a usb stick following chapter "4.3. Preparing Files for USB
Memory Stick Booting" of debian installation guide.
sudo fdisk /dev/sdd
.... create a FAT 16 bootable partition.
sudo mkdosfs /dev/sdd1
sudo syslinux /dev/sdd1
sudo mount /dev/sdd1 x
sudo cp squeeze/trunk/installer/build/dest/hd-media/initrd.gz x
sudo cp squeeze/trunk/installer/build/dest/hd-media/vmlinuz x
sudo cp download/debian-live-squeeze-i386-standard.iso x
sudo sh -c 'echo "default vmlinuz\nappend initrd=initrd.gz" > x/syslinux.cfg'
sudo umount x
sudo install-mbr /dev/sdd
with iso download from
The grub installation it's OK but I get debian installer bug #568529
"When installing from USB stick, grub-installer
installs on stick's MBR instead of the hard drive's, making new
system unbootable and breaking stick"
If I start with usb connected, grub start and linux system from hd
start OK, similar to old times floppy disk start up.
I guess this is not a debian-live problem but a debian-installer
problem. Curiously cdrom/initrd.gz recognize the hd as sda and usb
stick as sdb and hd-media/initrd.gz recognize hd as sdb and usb stick
In my ignorance, is there another way to make a bootable usb stick
with debian-live-squeeze-i386-standard.iso ?
Thanks in avance.
José Luis Zabalza
jlz.3008 a t gmail.com
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