Questions tagged [debian-installer]

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

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Can we think of a .deb file in Linux as equivalent to a .msi file in Windows? What are the differences? [closed]

.deb files in Linux have been quite confusing since I was introduced to Linux. Is it safe to think of the .deb files as being similar to .msi files in Windows?...are there any problems in this analogy?...
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Debian package - compile source on destination

Maybe I am missing something. For years I am successfully building debian packages with pre-compiled sources - I think I understood "most" of the concept. But I did not find guidance how to create ...
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Preseed operations with multiple disks on Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS

I need to configure these disk partitions set with Debian installer: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 : /boot partition 1024M ext4 bootable /dev/sdb With LVM... pv = /dev/sdb -> vg (vgName = "sys") ...
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How do I obtain the debian-installer for Ubuntu Server 18.04.3 LTS?

Where can I find the debian-installer iso cd for Ubuntu Server 18.04.3 LTS?
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Launching GUI app from debian package postinstall script

I've generated a debian package that contains some libraries and an executable (GUI application). I would like the executable to start automatically in the context of the user session who launch the ...
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Optimization on preseed debian-installer testing

Alright I am struggling with preseed because the whole process takes so much time for changing preseed then testing it (VM's are too slow and to test on the same machine I have to isolate all other ...
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How to install the Dissenter Browser on Ubuntu?

Is it in the repos? I tried downloading the debian file from their website, but it gave me dependency issues https://dissenter.com/#download So what are the steps to getting this browser installed?
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update the “debian-installer” for ubuntu 16.04

I build a custom ubuntu 16.04 ISO. But the debian-installer is too old. How can i build a new one? I want new kernel, new kernel modules and new driver. I try use the debian-installer of 18.04, and I ...
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Custom install - “”No installable kernel was found in the defined APT sources"

I am trying to build a custom build of 18.04 with some extra packages installed, using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization (substituting 'bionic' for 'xenial'), but when ...
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Ubuntu netboot installer point to point (peer) Network

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 Netboot (minimal), but in my network i have peer ip address instead of Getaway. and ubuntu installer just ask for getaway and no option or choice for peer ip ...
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How to resolve 'held broken packages' (python)?

Unable to install pip , getting error E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. details: uname -a Linux a123-45-678-90 4.4.0-116-generic #140~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 16 09:25:...
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How to upgrade kernel version in the netboot installer?

When installing Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS over PXE in UEFI mode it fails detecting the network. On the same computer a HP EliteBook 850 G5 the installation works fine in bios mode. Even if I manually load ...
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Need link download Offline installer x11vnc for Xubuntu 18.04

I have problem: I need link download offline installer for xubuntu-18.04-desktop-i386 → x11vnc thanks
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Enable nmblookup during ubuntu 16.04 installation

I want to be able to run nmblookup during debian installer shell script (d-i preseed/include_command ....). How can I modify ISO to have nmblookup (it's included with SAMBA) enabled? I have already ...
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Preseed late_command

I am trying to add a late_command to my preseed file but I always get errors. This is the command I am trying to use: in-target curl -L -o /home/$username/postinstall.sh https://raw....
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Edit Debian USB disk

I need edit USB stick disk by adding a file with firmware to my wifi card and lan card when I try install I see error. How to change permission to add files into USB boot disk working on UBUNTU 17.10?...
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Problem with libmariadb-dev, libmysqlclient-dev and libgdal-dev

I'm trying to install libgdal-dev (for an R package I really need) using: sudo apt-get install libgdal-dev But then I get the error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgdal-...
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What the proper way to make a debian package launch an app at startup?

I have created a debian package that contains the following files mypackage.desktop mypackage control copyright packagedeb.sh mypackage.jar (generated from my source code) I wrote some commands ...
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Automatic Ubuntu 16.04 installation preserving existing partitions

I have seen quite old questions and answers about this subject but the answers were really complicated. So I am hoping that today, we have an easier way to achieve that behavior. I want to create an ...
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Why doesn't my package get upgraded even if specified in the Debian package's 'control' file?

My project is built on Ubuntu 14.04 in C++ using g++. Previously, my project used g++ 4.8 for development. Our software depends on the libstdc++6 to run. We provide Debian packages to install our ...
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How to write log file for deb package installation?

I have created a deb package and i need to write log files for my deb package at the time of installation. I can see some log files are created in this location '/var/log/'. But it does not contain ...
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Where are the packages within an installation DVD?

I have downloaded Kubuntu 16.04 iso image, mounted it to the system and searched for deb files but there was only 20 deb packages: dkms, fakeroot, grub-efi*... How does ubuntu installer install ...
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how to get debian package from the installed binary

I have installed some utility by apt-get install crash/kdump. Now I want to get the debian package for the installed one. How should I get it? I hope some dpkg commands available to get those.
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Upgrade Old Debian OS [closed]

as of now I am a noob about this, and will be my very first time to upgrade an os, the problem is debian has a very old version: SMP Debian 3.2.73-2+deb7u2 x86_64 GNU/Linux, and it can't be ...
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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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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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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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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't ...
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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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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 net-...
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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 prepare an iso for unattended installation. So I generated a preeseed file to run through the installer automatically. Is it possible to download a bash script with wget and run it with ...
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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 ...