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Old 01-21-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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Installing a given package to custom installation


There is an howto to install debian using the debootstrap. Usually you install a given distro content (desktop,...)
would you know how to install only fews specific debs (add some debs) using this type of debootstrap install?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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How do you intend to run this "custom installation".

To me that indicates an independent workable system of some sort installed on a drive.

If this is the case why not use a netboot install or a netinstall and then simply boot to the login (text) and install from there using apt-get or aptitude?

The netboot install is VERY small, netinstall very small.

What you basically get is a kernel (and all that includes), grub, a sources.list and the basic package management system.

Netboot install address';
Stable amd64
Stable i386

Testing amd64
Testing i386

This runs at about 21MB download for a bootable disk.

Net install address easy to find on the Debian Site. I always have trouble finding the netboot ones.


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