Re: installing debian from USB... IS IT POSSIBLE?
On 27/07/11 02:57, Paul E Condon wrote:
On 20110726_190017, Dom wrote:
The Wheezy netinst-cdrom image can certainly be used with a USB stick
(and a USB hard disk too). I've successfully used this method to
install a number of test systems recently.
I'd like to try this. Can you give some details of what you did?
1. How did you partition the hard disk?
2. Did you put a file system on the partition? I'm thinking of
using a 100G hard disk that I already have and I'd like to save
most of it for general backup of system files. Can I do this?
Does putting a partition table on it help save some the left
3. What did you us to write the image? dd ? something else?
I simply used "dd if=netinst.iso of=/dev/sdX". The image contains a
partition table and everything.
4. Is there something else that I should be asking about?
Not that I'm aware of. Just install as normal. Have fun :-)
As some of my test systems are very low on memory (32MB), and can't be
upgraded, I created a swap partition on the rest of the disk, used
Expert mode and activated swap as soon as I could in order to complete
the installation. This shouldn't be necessary on a more modern system.