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Old 04-01-2012, 08:20 PM   #16
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My day isn't going to plan so I'm here for a short time and then have to get back and fix a few things. I'll be in and out though so will give it a try when I can.

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I'm unfamiliar with DebianLive netinstall?
There is no DebianLive netinst. DebianLive is a fully functional OS in iso or img format (just like an Ubuntu LiveCD). You can burn the iso to disc or place it on a flash drive, the img is specifically for putting on flash drives. If you take a look at the links I posted you will see instructions on how to do it.

You wont be able to change any files such as apache2.conf in a live system, you need to (as you are already trying to do anyway) install the OS to the flash drive. What I would recommend at this time is download the flavour of DebianLive you would like to try follow the instructions on the site and install it as per the usual way onto the flash drive. I think the issue with Grub is coming from something with the netinst. Maybe it's not getting it from the repositories or something so I'd get an iso with it already installed.
 
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:59 PM   #17
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Is my only option of a non net install all of these DVD's?

http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...amd64/iso-dvd/

And if I cannot change files why did you recommend a live version still? You lost me at that part.


Thanks for all of your help.



Seems this might be related to me:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=644951

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:21 PM   #18
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Is my only option of a non net install all of these DVD's?

http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...amd64/iso-dvd/
I wouldn't say it is your only option unless I have tried all the options available.

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And if I cannot change files why did you recommend a live version still? You lost me at that part.
Initially it seemed, because you never said anything about changing files in /, that a Live system would suit you. If you can install from a Live system then you'll be fine and have a system you can modify to suit your needs.

I actually just tried, during lunch, to install from one LiveUSB to another USB, it wouldn't do it. I don't have any discs burned to try it out with because I do all my installs from my USB to HDD.

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Yep certainly does.

I'll try again later and report back.
 
Old 04-01-2012, 10:41 PM   #19
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Alright going and downloading all of those at one of the companies I work for their office has 200mbps download, should be pretty good for this, especially at 10PM

And my bad on not being clear but just so we're on the same foot, yes I most definitely need to edit and change some of the base system things.

Again thanks for the help, it is strange the net install only has these problems with USB installs =[
 
Old 04-01-2012, 11:26 PM   #20
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Hey GreggT it's no problem 99% of people here will help in anyway they can. About not being clear, I usually ask more questions to get to the heart of the matter so I don't place any fault on you. Good luck and let us know how you go with things, I will help where I can.
 
Old 04-01-2012, 11:43 PM   #21
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Yea, I understand that - I'm usually the one getting asked questions so it just feels weird. lol

Seems like this will be a few hours till done, so a job for tomorrow!

If we can't get it booting with read/write abilities then I might have to look into a different distro... and I was really starting to like the Debian over CentOS!

It must be USB for the cost & easy backup of the OS, with all data being on the hard drives.. and I must make use of the USB input that is direct on my server motherboard.


I was thinking, does this have a fancy way to partition a drive and have a live install + X amount of space on the other partition that will save altered files? I have used something like this from this little program here:

http://i.imgur.com/BNjYw.jpg

The "persistent storage"

It sounds like something that would be Fedora only, they seem to pretty much update and use anything that comes out whether or not it's stable.. since that is their goal
 
Old 04-02-2012, 12:54 AM   #22
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That picture looks familiar but I have never used Fedora. It looks like it is supposed to be used in Windows to create a Fedora USB.

I'm sure Debian will work for you.
 
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Alright, took long enough but finally got it to pass the install part

now I'm at the grub rescue screen upon bootup:
http://i.imgur.com/MsUs0.jpg

Anyone know tricks for these? I don't know the commands for it at all, tried some stuff on google but not really sure what I'm doing, thanks.






Thought I had it.. but now it boots to blank screen that just has a blinking _ in the top left corner (can't type) probably going to try out FreeBSD...

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Old 04-21-2012, 11:06 AM   #24
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Alright, took long enough but finally got it to pass the install part

now I'm at the grub rescue screen upon bootup:
http://i.imgur.com/MsUs0.jpg

Anyone know tricks for these? I don't know the commands for it at all, tried some stuff on google but not really sure what I'm doing, thanks.
You've messed up your boot configuration.
That's GRUB's rescue prompt in your screen (are you sure it's Debian's GRUB being used?).

Is your BIOS booting from the correct/same drive?
Where did you install Grub?

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I agree. "Where did you install Grub?"

Should have disconnected the hard drives before this install attempt.

Some bios's are also kind of odd. You may have to power down and remove and plug back in the usb flash on reboot.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 05:05 PM   #26
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Yep Jens and Jefro are probably right. You have probably let GRUB install to your internal HDD not to the USB.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #27
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As I said in my edit, I got it working and then it boots to the Debian load screen and then just goes black.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 06:19 AM   #28
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if you have a system installed on hard drive or some liveCD, load into and check with blkid command what a partition have a UUID ecc09868-06af-4606-803c-af4ac49b2eff. Is it exactly your usb stick or something else? May be its a partition from hard?
USB stick with your installation must be plugged in also

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:27 AM   #29
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I take out the drives during USB boot so I know there is no confusion for the computer, I also have only one partition, debian owns the entire flash drive for just its install.

BSD is working fine on the flash drive.
 
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GRUB exactly says that partition doesn't exists. Check out UUID of your stick.
May be stick has another UUID and you must correct GRUB configuration

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