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Re: Bootable USB Buster System

On Sun 27 Oct 2019 at 21:22:41 +0100, deloptes wrote:

> Brian wrote:
> > Why "someone"? Why not you?
> Cause I may not have the time to do so, but of course it can be me.

Time (and the fun in taking on a task) is what keeps Debian alive.

> >> This is a step by step how to to install debian on a USB stick and
> >> make this stick bootable.  The stick in the example is found under
> >> /dev/sdb. Change to fit your setup.
> > 
> > [Clear instructions snipped]
> > 
> > The installer can be used to install to a USB stick. What disadvantage
> > is there in doing that?
> There is no disadvantage but perhaps you want to make a copy of your system
> to a usb stick or drive, and using debootstrap is IMO a convenient way to
> get a default example.

A fair point. But that wasn't the focus of the instructions.
> I do not use the installer that often. Following the procedure I can also
> copy a pre-configured system from a usb drive/stick to a pc/server.
> And the bonus is that I do not have to download all the packages again.

Another reasonable justification.

The OP will be along in a while to give his assessment of the suggested
techniques and how they fit his aspirations.


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