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Re: Linux Debian installation via USB pen

I have been using the following three lines on my linux box to create
bootable USB key:

$ cat notes.txt
Go to:

wget http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/5.0.3/amd64/iso-cd/debian-503-amd64-netinst.iso
wget http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/main/installer-amd64/current/images/hd-media/boot.img.gz

make sure to umount the USB Stick

 zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdd

make sure to re-mount the USB Stick (/media would not be populated otherwise)

 cp debian-503-amd64-netinst.iso /media/Debian\ Inst

The only difficult part is figuring which /dev/sd to use. You can use
either df or dmesg to figure that out. Make sure to zcat to the disk
(and not a numbered partitition).


On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 4:03 PM, Laurence Becker
<laurence.becker2@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Sir,
> I would like first to thank you for your work, making Debian, since many years with backport one of the best Linux distro over the world.
> Since I would like to install Debian on a machine that has no cdrom, nor floppy to book, I have one solution which consist in using the usb port and boot the PC using a pendrive bootable. Since I am not skilled enough for making me a pendrive for installing Debian stable or testing (whatever may work), would you have in your backport an
> image of debian-testing-pendrive.img for any /dev/sda that sure is capable to install Debian. After many tentatives, I have today no solutions for installing Linux Debian.
> I have tried several things like dd if=image-debian-live of=/dev/sda
> it can boot the debian live, but still it hangs due to my old hardware whcih is not recognized.
> Hopeless, I sent you this email.
> Best regards / Yours sincerely
> Laurence


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