Re: Doing multiple independent install w/o internet
On Thu 06 Dec 2018 at 07:00:43 -0600, Richard Owlett wrote:
> I'm setting up a machine dedicated to *experimenting* with Debian installs
> using the content of purchased sets of DVDs.
> The project's goals include creating:
> 1. a preseed.cfg implementing *my* idea of a "minimal" install
Should be no problem; you have done this in the past.
> 2. suitable meta-packages(ww?) for above.
Sorry, I don't know what you mean here. What is ww?
> The project's constraints/assumptions include:
> 1. doing repeated scratch installs w/o internet.
Again - no problem with achieving this.
> 2. the DVDs' content will be decompressed and stored on a
> dedicated partition
Does the content have to be on a hard disk or could it go on the flash
> My tentative procedure will be:
> 1. copy DVD1 to a flash drive with dd.
> 2. copy custom preseed.cfg to that flash drive.
You'll need a partition to put it on. The dd process might create a
> 3. use that flash drive for each trial install.
Booting into DVD1 will be no problem. How will the preseed file get to
> 4. create a script to install packages not on DVD1.
Not sure about how easy getting a workable script is.
> *MY QUESTIONS*
> 1. Any problems with above?
Multiple, probably. There always are when trailblazing.
> 2. Content of the Nth DVD of DVD set Q will be stored at
> /media/richard/DVDsets/setQ/dvdN .
Does the content of the other DVDs have to be on a hard disk or could it
go on the flash drive?
> Is this the correct content for sources.list ?>
> > deb file:/media/richard/DVDsets/setQ/dvd1 stable main contrib deb
> > file:/media/richard/DVDsets/setQ/dvd2 stable main contrib
> > .
> > .
> > . deb file:/media/richard/DVDsets/setQ/dvdN stable main contrib