DebianInstaller is the official installation system for the Debian distribution since the Sarge (3.1) release.

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How to convert a deb package to udeb

Following up on How to install squid-deb-proxy-client via preseed/early_command, I want to have a udeb of the squid-deb-proxy-client package. From reading the Debian wiki it seems it should be easy ...
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How to transfer c and python code binary to bin

I have created a project in c and python for that i have created lot of files in both languages when compilation done it create single a.out for all c files and the c file calls to *.pyfiles from a....
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Adding ufw rules during a preseeded installation

I've been trying to automatically add UFW rules to allow SSH access during an installation of 16.04 while using a preseed file. However, none of the documented methods result in port 22 being open ...
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netboot installation “pkgsel” failed

I am trying to do a pxe installation and after the base system getting installed, the installer fails at the menu item "Select & Install Software": On looking at the logs using Alt+f4. I could ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 and later fails to find network interface when kickstart ks= boot option is used

I'm able to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.4 amd64 from the stock CD just fine, but when I use the CD with aks=http://path/to/ks.cfg boot option, the installer's network interface autodetection fails. I ...
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Preseed with network-console with local authorized_hosts

Is there anyway to use a local authorized_keys file on a remastered dvd? I've tried the following: d-i network-console/authorized_keys_url string <file> With file being: /cdrom/...
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Install multiple deb files while respecting their dependencies

To support offline installation of multiple .deb files, I'm using: sudo dpkg -i dependencies/*.deb I've noticed some packages fail using this method because of the order they installed For example,...
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Ubuntu MAAS not using pressed file?

Hi i am currently setting up a new MAAS Server! We had some old debian-installer preseed file which worked great on the old machine! Now on the new Machine which is running maas [Version:1.8.3+...
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How to prevent Ubuntu installer from connecting to Canonical

To be precise, I created PXE kickstart installation from ubuntu-15.10-server-amd64.iso with virt-install. After network detections it hangs for a long time trying to connect to Canonical server (which ...
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How to create interactive installer in Ubuntu?

Me and a couple of my friends wrote a program where there are multiple .sh files that needs to be installed sequentially (one after the other) and after execution we have to edit couple of config ...
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Installation of Apache2 while already present [closed]

Today I was trying to install Subversion on a Debian server (5.0.8). I ran this command in ssh: apt-get update && apt-get install subversion apache2 libapache2-svn Unfortunately, I didn'...
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How is `initrd` for debian installer being built?

I would like to know how I could generate a custom initrd (like the one here) for the installer. I've googled for how to do it and all I could find was basically how to insert a random kernel module ...
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removing debianpackage does not remove files

When I use the following command to uninstall the debian-package i made: dpkg -r mydebian its successfully removed according to the command line. .. but the problem is that the program i ...
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How do I install Game Maker

I went to a page that claimed to have sucessfully installed Gamemaker ( the old version 8.1 legacy program by Mark Overmarrs. However despite doing the following (after first seeing if WINE would do ...
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Remove private shared libraries from Depends field in control

I'm using command debuild -b to package my application into a .deb. When it goes to run dh_makeshlibs, many shared libraries' names are added in debian/my-package/DEBIAN/shlibs. But some of them are ...
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How to postition within magnetic tape in rescue mode of the installer image

I'm trying to get data from magnetic tape in the ubuntu installer environment respectively the rescue mode of the ubuntu installer image. To do so, i need to position on a distinct filespace/filemark ...
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ubuntu 14.04.1 mounts /dev/sda1 and asks to unmount while partitioning

We have been making custom made initrd.gz generated through debian-installer for 10.04 and 12.04 ubuntu. We have been partitioning the disk and have made it automated completely and ask user to ...
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pxe boot, IPV6 delays installer 15 minutes

Using Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Looking through the log I can see the below error is shown 6 times. ##IPv6 addrconf: prefix with wrong length 48 With around 3 minutes apart each other Dec 7 04:18:42 ...
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missing driver during installation / mmc_block / mmcblk

Just like "Install to Intel NUC with onBoard 4GB eMMC": I try to install Ubuntu Server 14.10 AMD64 on a notebook containing no hard drives (even SSD) but just an (e)MM-Card. Windows works fine with ...
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Creating debian package to install to a path with spaces

I have a Qt application that I want to deploy as a deb package. I have been reading so many sources, all slightly different - most of what I did follows this How To: preparing an application for ...
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Installing 14.04 from ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso with pxe

We're trying to do an automated network installation using pxe. We installed netboot tools (14.04 LTS) and extracted the ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso contents into http server. We saw that we have ...
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How to install Debian, only with console NO GRAPHIC INTERFACE! its a minimal install [closed]

HOW DO I INSTALL DEBIAN AND CONNECT TO A NETWORK ? Okey. I have my Debian on VirtualBox. The problem is that i need to connect Debian to the network. How do i connect it ? i'm trying but .. i don't ...
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Looking for info on debconf-set-selections/pre-configuration/pre-seeding specs format

The output of debconf-get-selection, once the comment and blank lines are filtered out, consists of records (i.e. rows) of 4 (or sometimes 3) whitespace-separated fields. For example1: d-i ...
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How in install all debian files in a folder except older versions

In a folder there are debian files for different packages which were originally downloaded by sudo apt-get. I want to install all of then in another Ubuntu system. The problem is that there may be ...
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How can I set up the Trusty Desktop ISO for preseeding?

With Precise, I used to create a USB stick using the so-called "Alternate" installer DVD with my own preseed.txt, update isolinux/txt.cfg with a new menu item that would pass my preseed file on the ...
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How do I find out when debian packages were last updated?

I access an ubuntu 10.04LTS server that is administered by someone else, I have a feeling that it hasn't been getting updates/upgrades recently. Is there a way to check on the command line when ...
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Installation problem xdg-desktop-menu: No writable system menu directory found [closed]

When installing the IBM tsm backup client I have the following message on lucid (works on precise) > sudo apt-get upgrade Setting up tsm-client (6.4.0.7-3) ... xdg-desktop-menu: No writable system ...
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Reserved UIDs/GIDs and semi-reserverd UIDs/GIDs

When installing a new system, depending on selected packages, some uids for some packages aren't always the same. eg: 'sshd' may be UID 102, sometimes another value. On the other hand, 'www-data' is ...
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How to use the Raring/Saucy netboot installer to install Precise?

We have a Haswell motherboard with onboard ethernet controllers which are not supported in the Precise (3.2) kernel. However, we're using netboot installation, and we'd really like to stick with the ...
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How to start the text mode installer from the Kubuntu 12.04 DVD?

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 12.04 from the DVD, and I want the text-mode installer. I don't see how I can get to it from the boot menu. What should I enter as the boot options? Or should I start the ...
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Is it possible to download a bash script and execute it from a preseed file?

I'd like to do a untended installation iso. So I generated a preeseed file to run trough the installer automatically. But I miss the clue. Is it possible to download a bash script with wget and run it ...
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Throwing an error if a file doesn't exist in Ubuntu Installer preseed commands

I am working on a custom Ubuntu Installer image, and I'm in a bit over my head. We have a custom seed file which is running this command: d-i preseed/early_command string /cdrom/Snare/update_v5.sh ...
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My program needs a other program

For my program i need android-tools-adb. How can i include this in my debian package? Or is there an other way to handle this problem? I remember that Rhythmbox asked you an question if you want to ...
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How to modify Ubuntu Precise .iso preseed?

I'm trying to modify the installation sequence of Ubuntu Precise. I need add a repository package inside the iso. I make my own apt repository mirror and add my own packages with reprepro ...
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How do I preseed multiple partitions on one disk; /tmp /data /usr swap?

trying to get preseeding on 12.04 64bit with what should be a basic setup to work: /dev/sda - the only drive beeing used / - rootfs - 100GB /boot - 1GB /tmp - 10GB /data - should take all available ...
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Where is the source code for Alternate CD installer?

AFAIU debian-installer currently contains only documentation, where is the actual code for the Alternate CD installer?
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How to Create Deb Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simplest Debian Packaging Guide? I have a group of BASH scripts, XML files, etc. The scripts require that some programs already be installed. How do I create a *.deb on ...
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How can I install Spyder and all its prerequisites in one click?

There are like >50 debian packages to download and install if you do it manually.
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Ubuntu 12.04 DVD images and debian-installer

The Ubuntu 12.04.1 (Precise) Desktop DVD image for the i386 architecture does not seem to include debian-installer, the alternative text-mode installation option. Why so? In 10.04 (Lucid) the DVD used ...
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I try to install a .deb, when I double click I get: the file “filename” could not be opened

I also try to use the command prompt on the desktop directory, but it states permission denied. Who is denying permission? I am the only user on my computer.
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What is “Manual Package Selection” in Ubuntu Server?

What does choosing "Manual Package Selection" allow me to do, versus choosing one of the other options?
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bad md5sum error when trying to customize ubuntu-keyring-udeb

I have been trying to customize Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy heron) alternate install cd. I have followed the community documentation at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization#...
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How do I configure two NICs in ubuntu-server preseed? [closed]

I have a script that installs ubuntu server to a new VirtualBox instance via PXE and preseeding. So far it is working great, I can run a complete install and come out with a fresh machine with one ...
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Why is iSCSI support not included on the alternate installer?

Does anyone know the reason that Canonical decided not to include the ability to install to iSCSI using the "alternate" installation CD (on 10.04 at least)? Ubuntu 10.04 Server installation CD ...
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Does the debian-installer install packages from remote repositories?

I am installing Lucid server from an ISO image. Could the debian-installer that come along that distribution install packages fetched from remote repositories during the install of a new system? If ...