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Re: [Question] Integrating the debian installer in live-build - DVD, multi-arch, custom, etc.

I believe I did not made myself clear. When I say DVD I am not saying the medium itself, but the images that the 'debian team' provide to burn to the medium (the ones with a much larger pool of packages than the cd ones, capable of installing a whole graphical user interface/desktop environment without the need for an internet connection).

I usually copy this images (or my custom one - larger than a DVD) to a usb thumb drive (flash drive/usb stick/pendrive) using disk dump (dd). And I was hoping to make an image using live-build to put in one of this (they are much more expensive than DVDs here :-/) to have a live system and a multi-arch installer (with a big pool of packages) in a single 'device'.

Is there any way to achieve this? I would love to use live-build to automate the process, but if anyone could point me in the direction of doing it in any other way it would be very much appreciated :)

On 2020-04-15 20:32, jnqnfe@gmail.com wrote:
DVDs are cheap. I'd suggest that it is in no way worth the time you'll
spend hacking things about to achieve this, when you could simply have
separate i386 and amd64 discs instead.

I speak with no authority as to live-build plans, but afaik there are
no plans at all to do anything in this area.

On Wed, 2020-04-15 at 18:56 +0000, dbgr wrote:

I was not sure if this email should've been sent to both list. So
if it should've not :-/

I am using the live-build version 20191221 (the one in testing) on a
debian stable/buster system to build an live image with and
debian installer cdrom (with the '--debian-installer cdrom'
with no problems.

My original plan with this image is to use it (also) to install
in both i386 and amd64 machines, with or without a connection to the

So, for me, I believe the best option would be to integrate a multi-
and/or DVD version of the debian installer. (even better would be to
integrate a multi-arch DVD installer - since debian dropped this
of the installer I've been 'hacking' one together =P)

Is there any way that you know of to integrate any of this installer
options (or even a 'custom' one) in live-build? Is there a plan to do
in the future as an option?

Thank you for your attention.



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