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Old 03-26-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Where to give path to Debian installer to select ISO successfully booted from USB


I was able to boot from my USB to begin Debian installation screen which after loading kernel gave ncurses based screen asking me to give the location of ISO
I formatted the USB to two partitions
/dev/sdb1 (bootable) 1GB
and /dev/sdb2 6GB
after rebooting the debian installation process does begin. But I do not want to use
the 20MB business card ISO Instead I have the 4.2 GB ISO on other partition on USB how can I make it take read that image so that installation begins from the 4.2GB ISO on other partition.
Do I need to edit in syslinux.cfg some thing or how can I bring the grub command prompt so that I give it the path to kernel and initrd or syslinux can not take ISO from other partition.
 
Old 04-02-2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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since no-one has replied let me make a suggestion

when you get to that stage of the install next time try

pressing control and f2 button to start a new getty.
if it appears you can log in as root
if it appears then

mkdir /z
mount /dev/cdrom /z

then control + f1 to get back to installer screen and name pathway as /z and hopefully installer will search and detect it
 
Old 04-02-2010, 07:55 PM   #3
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Isn't it Ctl-Alt F1?
 
Old 04-02-2010, 08:09 PM   #4
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you can also try netbootcd 3.2.1 multidistro net installer
http://netbootcd.tuxfamily.org/

or

Billix which also has debian net installers
http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix/

I use netbootcd and include it in almost all my distros here
http://linux.softpedia.com/progMoreB...isX-31789.html
 
Old 04-03-2010, 11:57 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure the installer will scan the root directories of all partitions so you don't have to tell it which one the iso is in.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 04:04 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aus9 View Post
since no-one has replied let me make a suggestion

when you get to that stage of the install next time try

pressing control and f2 button to start a new getty.
if it appears you can log in as root
if it appears then

mkdir /z
mount /dev/cdrom /z

then control + f1 to get back to installer screen and name pathway as /z and hopefully installer will search and detect it
Thanks for this I did not had that idea.
I will try and post.
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you can also try netbootcd 3.2.1 multidistro net installer
http://netbootcd.tuxfamily.org/

or

Billix which also has debian net installers
http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix/

I use netbootcd and include it in almost all my distros here
http://linux.softpedia.com/progMoreB...isX-31789.html
Thanks but I want to learn the process so for fun I am doing it that way i.e. manually.


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I'm pretty sure the installer will scan the root directories of all partitions so you don't have to tell it which one the iso is in.
Okay but how to do that ?

Last edited by tkmsr; 04-04-2010 at 04:35 AM.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 04:41 AM   #7
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Isn't it Ctl-Alt F1?
I am not sure if this reply was for this thread.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 06:55 PM   #8
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Quakeboy02

my apols...control + alt + F2

as F1 is already working
 
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:00 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tkmsr View Post
I am not sure if this reply was for this thread.
I was just trying to point out that it's CTL-ALT-F(whatever) instead of just CTL-F(whatever). Sometimes it's little stuff like this that get people stuck. But, I suppose if I'd paid more attention it would have been clear that you are way beyond that stage. Apologies.

You might also try unetbootin: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ I believe it will allow you to put an iso anywhere and install from it.
 
  


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