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Re: restarting a debootstrap install ...

on Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 02:33:33PM -0500, Joey Hess (joeyh@debian.org) wrote:
> Undortunatly one of the things we've found when working on the Debian
> Installer project is that debootstrap is not particularly idempotent. If
> it fails it's best to delete every file it wrote to the disk, with the
> possible exception of the apt cache, before starting again. Otherwise
> you'll likely get strange errors about ln and sed and stuff and
> debootstrap will fail again.

Thanks, noted.

If the installation gets to the point of package selection and
installation, however, it's possible to restart and continue from this

At what point in the process can one simply restart?


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