(UNetbootin not working) how to make a pendrive testing installer netinstall?
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It's also possible to install from removable USB storage devices. For example a USB keychain can make a handy Debian install medium that you can take with you anywhere.
The easiest way to prepare your USB memory stick is to download hd-media/boot.img.gz, and use gunzip to extract the 256 MB image from that file. Write this image directly to your memory stick, which must be at least 256 mb in size. Of course this will destroy anything already on the memory stick. Then mount the memory stick, which will now have a FAT filesystem on it. Next, download a Debian netinst CD image, and copy that file to the memory stick; any filename is ok as long as it ends in .iso.
There are other, more flexible ways to set up a memory stick to use the debian-installer, and it's possible to get it to work with smaller memory sticks. For details, see Section 4.3, “Preparing Files for USB Memory Stick Booting”.
Some BIOSes can boot USB storage directly, and some cannot. You may need to configure your BIOS to boot from a “removable drive” or even a “USB-ZIP” to get it to boot from the USB device. For helpful hints and details, see Section 5.1.4, “Booting from USB Memory Stick”.
so, why not go the easy route and use the NetBooter.iso and install via unetbootin?
I tried the debian daily built because I knew it would work wiht my sky2. I could do it with the external usb drive. it was workign, and testing regular does not accept my ethernet card.
it has new kernel or modules, i dont knwo.
that why i tried this route that could have worked.
seems like the daily built cannot be put on a pendrive
NetBooter.iso can it download the daily built of testing?
The installation on the new HP BL460cG6 servers is a little bit tricky because the cdrom is not found correctly by the installer if you are using ILO2. So you have to choose the cdrom device manually.
Step by step
1. Load CD-Rom drivers from removable media? -> NO
2. Manually select CD-Rom module device? -> YES
3. Module needed for CD-Rom: -> cdrom
4. Device file for accessing the CD-Rom -> /dev/cdrom
Last edited by frenchn00b; 12-08-2009 at 05:00 AM.