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Old 01-23-2008, 05:25 AM   #1
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What am I missing when I debootstrap instead of Netinstall


Yesterday I installed Lenny on a new machine using dbootstrap instead of using the netinstall. Sometimes I do not have the netinstaller at hand, or no CD burner so I did want to learn the dbootstrap trick.

I used this howto and I only had to download a different version of debootstrp-udeb which included Lenny in the debootstrap script.

All worked OK (except that I flunked the grub installation, I think I forgot something , I should be able to correct that.)

Once I got that working, I wonder what more I miss what I usually do get when I install from netinstall. A few what I know, some of them already mentioned in the howto, some already installed by myself:
  • fstab
  • /etc/network/interfaces
  • /etc/skel
  • /etc/apt/sources.list
  • kernel

Apparently those files are taken care of by netinstall. Are there more that I don't know of? I fear that after I few days work I discover that I forgot something important so I end up with an incorrectly installed system. Installing all the regular packages is no problem, I am able to pull of dpkg --get-selections off another machine.

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Old 01-26-2008, 07:14 AM   #2
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It seems that I don't miss much. Most essential was already pointed out in the article mentioned before.

Hostname was one of the missing (it defaulted to the name of the LiveCD), but with a grep/sed action that was resolved quickly.

After using the dpkg --get-selections and --set-selections combo I am running a rather problem free KDE.

Obviously I had to add debian-multimedia.org and opera.debian.org to the sources.list but that is standard procedure.

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