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Re: How to run Debian from SD card but booting from USB stick?

On Sat 13 May 2017 at 12:33:38 +0200, Pascal Hambourg wrote:

> Le 13/05/2017 à 11:56, Brian a écrit :
> >
> >The OP wonders if
> >
> >  https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromSD
> >
> >it will work for Debian. The answer is "probably" but it is questionable
> >whether the advice to alter the initrd on the SD card need be followed.
> >Perhaps it was necessary for the Ubuntu kernel at the time the article
> >was written.
> Not the kernel, but the default initramfs.


> I seem to remember reading a recent post reporting that a SD/MMC driver was
> missing in the default Debian initramfs.

Now fixed.
> >Debian would need to be installed to the SD card and the *same" Debian
> >installed to the USB stick.
> Debian does not need to be installed on the USB stick. Only /boot and the
> boot loader.

Fair enough, but d-i is a quick, painless and friendly method to achieve
the same objective and keep stick and card in sync with updates.


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