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Old 06-30-2010, 08:31 AM   #46
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jens wrote:
I did an installation using the old method (no mbr) this morning ...
Do you have an other usb drive to try this?
I tried it with two different usb-sticks. More i ain't got.

I really tried hard to get it running: no luck (about three days).
Here is most of it summed up:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=52856

I am not much in the mood to try it again, thought it bugs me a lot that the "common" way didn't work and i don't know why.
Thanks for your offer to help non the less.

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Old 06-30-2010, 08:49 AM   #47
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hey guys

There's still the simplistic hack way I mentioned earlier

step 1)
download and install NetBootCD to your usb
http://netbootcd.tuxfamily.org/

step 2) go here and prepare a new /etc/apt/sources.list, for your country and squeeze or sid
http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/

step 3) bootup netbootcd on usb and tell it to install squeeze or sid, etc
it will probably install Lenny; which is why you need the debian sources list generator above

step4 ) after NetbootCD is finished installing; reboot and from another system or livecd
copy the new sources.list for squeeze/sid to your /etc/apt and overwrite old one
also making sure you get the gpg keys, etc

step 5) do apt-get update after replacing the sources.list

step 6) do aptitude -f safe-upgrade
after it finishes reboot

step 7) complete it by upgrading anything else with another aptitude safe-upgrade

thats how I initially made nfluxos squeeze.

The other option would be to install nfluxos squeeze and trim it down or up, whatever
 
Old 07-01-2010, 03:08 PM   #48
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From the link for installing debian from a Pendrive
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.p...e4207&start=15

It seems that it is not simple...

Well I am simply wondering... why this issue is not corrected by the debian staff. What are they doing? Why is there such passivity around debian developments? Or are they only 2 guys coding debian only, i.e. one in finland and one in south of I dont know where ?

Why issues remains always, and luckily that linus72 and j1alu are there to contribute to Debian planet.

It is surprising ... The issue remains since more than one year even. it seems like debian remains empty world on the net, few users, maybe some 10-100 users over the world:
http://manana.mccorison.com/images/0...20Cave%204.JPG

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Old 07-01-2010, 03:46 PM   #49
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It is surprising ... The issue remains since more than one year even. it seems like debian remains empty world on the net, few users, maybe some 10-100 users over the world
what the heck does that mean? There are thousands of people that use Debian including quite a few businesses and schools.

Who's using Debian? - http://www.debian.org/users/

Seriously it takes 5 count them 5 steps to be able to install from a usb flash drive. I have installed Debian on 2 Asus Eees using the method on the debianeeepc wiki page with no problems.

DebianEeePC/HowTo/InstallUsingStandardInstaller - Debian Wiki
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Lenny (stable) system using the standard installer:

1. Download the Lenny netinst ISO image from http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/debian-installer/
2. Download boot.img.gz from http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/...ia/boot.img.gz
3. Using an empty USB device, do

# zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdX # where sdX is the device your USB media is using

4. Mount the USB device (i.e. /dev/sdX, not /dev/sdX1) and copy the netinstall ISO image to it.
5. Reboot and boot netbook the USB drive

Updated Lenny backports d-i *Use at own risk* : http://kmuto.jp/debian/d-i/

Squeeze (testing) using an updated d-i

1. Download the Squeeze netinst ISO image from http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
2. Download boot.img.gz from http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/...ia/boot.img.gz
3. Using an empty USB device, do

# zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdX # where sdX is the device your USB media is using

4. Mount the USB device (i.e. /dev/sdX, not /dev/sdX1) and copy the netinstall ISO image to it.
5. Reboot and boot netbook the USB drive

Note: If the above links files aren't there just wait. The images must match otherwise the install won't find the ISO, you will get kernel mismatch problems, or it just won't boot.
 
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