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Re: Bootable USB Buster System

Brian wrote:

>> 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.

I would write a wiki on debian only if it is approved by the community. I
think it is fair, so if we agree, but also someone else can do this, why
not - for example OP could bring his share or even you.

>> >> 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.

Problem is a setup is always different, but I could include the commands I
use for copying a running system over - or lets say the basics.

>> 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.
I have put this from couple of sources during the years with different
variation (crypted root with or without lvm and so on). As mentioned last
week I did this exercise on a RHEL server. It seems to be a robust process.

Another advantage is that you get only the base system installed - I do not
recall if this option exists in the installer, but I assume it exists.

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

lets see.

thanks for the opinion


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