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Re: installing debian 10 without a cd and without usb but could use ethernet

On Wed 20 Jan 2021 at 20:31:53 -0800, Dan Hitt wrote:


>     menuentry "debian-10-iso" {
>         set isofile="/USER/iso/debian-10.7.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso"
>         loopback loop (hd0,gptNN)$isofile
>         linux (loop)/install.amd/vmlinuz boot=install.amd
> iso-scan/filename=$isofile noprompt noeject
>         initrd (loop)/install.amd/initrd.gz
>     }

This technique is doomed to failure. debian-10.7.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso
needs to be mounted when it is found. However, the installer's initrd
does not contain a loop module, so this is not possible.

David Wright's advice to use the hd-media kernel and initrd is your way
forward. The simplest GRUB stanza possible is

   menuentry 'Debian 10' {
   linux /boot/vmlinuz
   initrd /boot/initrd.gz


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