Re: installing debian from USB... IS IT POSSIBLE?
On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 10:15 PM, thuilliercharmet <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> " not sure that your minority will be part of my "global" diversity ..... "
> franckly and directly.
> With my best that i can at the moment because i have the same problem
> than you : no dvd reader (means i am limited in choice OR nobody give me
> a gratis dvd reader) !
> mr thuillier-charmet
check the installation media and booting parts of the installation
manual to see which method fits u the best.
for usb stick booting and installing, it's a one-liner as documented
in the manual
run the command below with root permission.
$cat /path/to/your/debian-stable-amd64-i386-netinst.iso > /dev/sdX
replace /dev/sdX with the path to ur usb device.
make sure that u backup the whole disk, since the partition table will
if u don't feel comfortable with `cat', use
$dd if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdX
btw, if u already have *nix installed on the target machine, no
external media is required for installing debian.
fetch the iso file and Grub/Lilo boot files, add the menu entry for ur
bootloader, reboot and you'll see the debian installation interface.
see the manual for details.
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