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Re: using debootstrap to install Debian

On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 17:24 +0200, Shawn Beasley wrote:
> michael wrote:
> > I was following the instructions on, eg Debian_Admin, to attempt an
> > installation of Debian on a Fedora box (that didn't like the netinst
> > CD). I have got as far as installing a chroot in /debian_chroot but
> > cannot work out the final steps needed to be able to boot into the
> > Debian installation. Could some kind soul help me out? Thanks, M
> Boot from UbuntuLive or the like (must have a grub boot loader), mount
> your hard drive and copy the  initrd.gz  vmlinuz to /root. (found in
> install.i386)
> Reboot from cd an press escape to get to the grub command line.
> grub> root (hd0,1) <= your hard drive
> grub> kernel /root/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1
> grub> boot
> Should work, I had the same problem with an older server. The cd booted
> everything except the server :(

I think it is possible to do what I want without using a Live CD, eg
consider I was trying, remotely, to install Debian!

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