Re: Installing Debian from USB pen drive
On 29/02/2008, Santanu Chatterjee <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hello Everybody,
> I was trying to install a very basic debian system from my 2GB
> USB Pen Drive. For that, I did the following:
> o Formatted my pen drive as a single 2GB FAT16 partition (/dev/sdb)
> o Did a "# syslinux -sf /dev/sdb" to make it bootable
> o Downloaded
> and placed a copy of this iso file on the pendrive as netinst.iso
> (renaming was not due to any particular reason)
> o Opened the iso image in file-roller and copied the '/install.386'
> folder from it to the toplevel directory in my pendrive.
> o Then copied all the files from the '/isolinux' directory in the iso iimage
> to the toplevel directory in my pendrive.
> o Renamed isolinux.cfg in the pendrive to syslinux.cfg.
> When I try to boot from the pendrive, it boots just fine, and the installer
> starts OK. But then, it cannot find the cdrom. Thats OK, because there
> is no cdrom in the drive. But I want it to install from the 'netinst.iso' image.
> But I can't find a way to make it do the install from the iso image.
> Can anyone tell me how to make the installer install from the iso image?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
Have you tried mounting the image from the console (in the installer)
and then pointing the installer to the local repository?