Re: Media changed: please insert the disk labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux 7.4.0 _Wheezy_
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> From: Richard Owlett
> Sent: 04/24/14 12:49 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Media changed: please insert the disk labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux 7.4.0 _Wheezy_
> I'm working towards a similar goal. My restrictions include: 1. not only minimal internet , but absolutely *NO* networking at all 2. not only installing a few specified packages, but allow installing *any* package from the distro 3. automating the install with an appropriate preseed.cfg
Well, I hate to be the harbinger of bad news. It appears there is a bug in apt-cdrom that prevents one from installing packages -post-installation- from the USB stick without the need to access the internet. According to people in the know, the bug is said to have been fixed in Debian Jessie. And if the post referenced by http://news.softpedia.com/news/Debian-8-0-quot-Jessie-quot-Should-Arrive-by-the-End-of-2015-391154.shtml is any indication, the official release date of Debian Jessie is end 2015 (a wait of about 20 months.) If you know the APT package's developers, you could petition them to issue a bug fix before the release of Debian 7.5, which is planned for early May 2014.
> See my thread titled "Copying complete SET of installation DVDs to a USB stick" beginning at [🔎] email@example.com">https://lists.debian.org/[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org for what I've accomplished so far and hints as to how some problems will be addressed.
With reference to your post at [🔎] email@example.com">https://lists.debian.org/[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org, if you still encounter problems and I think they aren't OS-specific, may I suggest that you make a post at http://unix.stackexchange.com/ There are many experts in that forum.