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Old 07-05-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Smile install debian squeeze from a usb

hi guys ,
i am trying to install debian on my netbook.i made the usb bootable with unetbootin and after the boot when trying to detect cd-rom it fails..
what i can do?i thought to mount the usb drive on my own but i cannot do it as i have no idea which one directory is in /dev.

i would appreciate if you could help me.

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Old 07-05-2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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Hello ring0, welcome to LQ,

are there any other options than to install the packages from a CD/DVD drive?

Or did I misunderstand your question and your system stops while booting because it didn't find a CD-device?

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You need to explain a bit more. Did you take a live cd version of debian or what exact version.

At what point does this usb install fail? Do you mean at some point in the installation process it asks for a cd as source or way before the installation program.
Old 07-06-2011, 03:58 AM   #4
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i used a different a usb stick and this time the debian installer detected it,so i installed debian and everything works well.
thanks for your replies!!
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Glad you solved but for the future maybe this might help :


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