K.S. Bhaskar on 5 Jan 2010 19:12:03 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] install debian from live usb

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 9:45 PM, Will Dyson <will.dyson@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 9:25 PM, Michael Lazin <microlaser@gmail.com> wrote:
>> What I would like to do is use the flash drive to install Debian from the
>> bootable flash drive to the server.  I booted the flash drive to try it out
>> and it is not immediately apparent to me how to install.  Is there an easy
>> way to do this?  Would I be better off with a bootable knoppix usb drive
>> instead of this debian image I dd'd to my flash drive?
> If you want to install, you probably don't want to be using the
> DebianLive image. Unlike Ubuntu or similar, Debian's installer is
> separate from the live system image.
> See here for getting the debian installer image onto a USB stick:
> http://blogs.koolwal.net/2009/02/25/installing-linux-on-usb-part-7-install-debian-linux-from-usb-drive/

[KSB] If Michael can boot Debian from a flash drive, why not just use
debootstrap (e.g., see

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