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
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
> 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